As the year draws to an end, festivities mark to rejoice achievements and to share time with near and dear ones often reflecting on the events that shaped the past months and in anticipation of prosperity in the forthcoming year. Being a time of contemplation, appreciation goes to our colleagues and the enormous support staff that have kept on providing surgical services to children in uncertain times. The role of family members for upholding the morale in these times of restricted socialization needs to be acknowledged and commended.
Likewise, enormous gratitude goes to members that have continued contributing to our programs in order to further expand activities. Fruitful ongoing as well as successfully concluded collaborations with associated Societies will offer more avenues of accessing and sharing expertise in our field of work that encompasses a multitude of sub-specialties. Our Association has welcomed Pediatric Surgeons as members from all over the world, and with a new Global Initiative in the offing, trans-regional forums will engage the wider pediatric surgical community worldwide for the advancement of surgery in children.
On the behalf of the Executive Board, I would like to wish you, your families and loved ones warm greetings for a wonderful festive season and a prosperous year filled with much success and happiness.
With best wishes,
Amulya K. Saxena