In the year 1984, it was suggested by the office bearers of P.O.G.S. to encourage the junior members of P.O.G.S. to present the papers at the zonal and national conferences for better exchange of views. It was decided to have short paper competition in “Gynaecology and Obstetric” topics and to award the best two candidates with medals in the names of
Dr. M.P. John Medal for best in Obst. The first recipients of this award was Dr. Abha Rani Sinha.
Dr. S.N. Upadhyay Medal for best in Gynae. The first recipient was Dr. Swati Bhattacharya.
The eligibility of candidates for short paper competition is :
- To be member of P.O.G.S.
2. Within 5 years of graduation.
Life Time Achievement Award
In an executive meeting held on 5/3/04, all the members unanimously agreed to start the Life Time Achievement Award to be given on the International Women’s Day — 8th of March. Dr. kamala Achari was the first recipient of Life Time Achievement Award from POGS.
An additional benefit was given to the prize winners ( first in Obstetrics and first in Gynaecology) of short paper competition in form of a cash award of Rupees 1000/- to each candidate. In an executive meeting dated 4th December 1996 it was specified to give cash awards of Rs.1000/- in the names of The Late Dr. G.V.L.N. Murty, father of Dr. Pramila Modi and Dr. Sujata Samal for the best paper in Obstetrics and The Late Srimati Chandravati Devi, mother of Dr. Shanti Roy and Dr. Anita Singh for best paper in Gynaecology respectively.
The short paper competition is held before the conference and the winners (best in Gynae. and best in Obst.) are awarded with Medals, Certificates and a token cash of Rupees 1000/- each during the conference. The winners are given opportunity to present the papers during the annual conference.
New awards were introduced from Nov 2002 during the 18th annual conference
- Dr. Jagdishwari Mishra Award award for best paper from the miscellaneous group of presentation. The eligibility was to be a member of the society and any member delegates. Winner will be given a medal and certificate. Dr. Pragya Chowdhary was the first awardee in 2002.
- Dr. Manju Geeta Mishra Award for best paper on official theme subjects. The eligibility was to be a member of the society and after 5 years of graduation. The Winner will be given a medal and certificate. Dr. Nita Nath was the first awardee in 2002 .
- Dr. Nirmala Saxena Award for best poster on official theme subject . The eligibility was to be a member of society and within 10 years of graduation. The Winner will be given a medal and certificate. There were no contestants in the year 2002.