IDA presents awards for recognition of exceptional members, branches and office bearers for their outstanding contribution and distinguished services to the community and dental profession. These programmes are excellent resources for further research development, as well as for recognition of their work.
Performance in any field of activity, no doubt, merits recognition and more so in a professional organization such as IDA. It only acts as a fillip to greater levels of achievements. When people get recognition for their meaningful contributions, they are truly engaged, understand their roles and share the organizational ethos and values. The awards are designed to help bring out the best in people in diverse ways so that they work to their fullest potential. The positive impact of this connection on both the visibility of IDA and its goals is irrefutable. Such recognitions will make each such member feel special and important and motivate and inspire them to strive for greater success. That the award of such rewards helps improve morale, increase productivity, ensure job satisfaction and encourages behavioural changes is universally accepted.
With a view to keeping up with IDA’s goals and to encourage members to perform IDA has formed and adopted award guidelines in the year 1998, prepared by the Committee with Dr. Avinash Shaligram as the convenor. Consistent with the changing times, further amendments to the ‘Awards Guidelines’ were proposed by the Awards Committees, under the Convenorship of Dr. Eapen Thomas and Dr. Alias Thomas, which were approved by the Central Council in the year 2011.
The amended Award Guidelines were to be followed in conjunction with the constitution and it is imperative that members, office bearers, Central Council, State, Local and Defence branches shall adhere to these Guidlines / Rules & Regulations in upholding the spirit of the constitution for the smooth and better functioning of the Indian Dental Association.