As the year draws to a close, we should take a moment to look back together at everything we are thankful for from the previous year and everything we hope for in the year to come. The holiday season is a time for the family. It is a time for reflection. It is a time to think gratefully of all of our blessings, and to renew our commitment to reaching out to each one of us.
We are thankful for the year gone by which was full of academic activities, achievements like the success of the journal, affiliation to the International Rhinology Society, initiation of fellowship proposals, a grand annual
conference, starting of an active and interactive blog and so on.
In the coming year we hope to achieve greater heights in academics, increase our membership, start full fledged fellowships in the specialty, get focused on the specialized areas of Rhinology and so on.
We also need to reflect on the values that unite us, the values that the AIRS was founded on and the values that aim to make AIRS a beacon of academic excellence in the time to come.
This part of the year is for most of us a time for a break from work, for family and friends, for presents, sweets and crackers. But at no point should we should lose sight of the fact that these are traditional celebrations around the time when academic meetings start peaking all over the country and abroad.
It is vitally important that we all should participate in these meetings for the sake of the specialty. We have only to look around to recognize the benefits of this positive approach in the development and progress of any specialty. And for this we need to increase our numbers so as to spread the light of rhinology far
There is certainly much more to be done and many challenges to be overcome. With these thoughts I wish you a peaceful and joyful holiday season.
Dr. Achal Gulati
Hony. Secretary, AIRS
Director Professor, Department of ENT,
Maulana Azad medical college,