Deccan Alumni Association of North America (DAANA) is an alumni association for graduates of Deccan College of Medical Sciences (DCMS), Hyderabad, Telangana, India. DAANA was formally launched at the DCMS family reunion in Dallas, Texas in August 2016. Deccan Alumni Association of North America is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US, it was incorporated in the state of Virginia. DAANA reaches out to DCMS alumni in many countries around the world through assigned liaisons.
DAANA-DCMS GLOBAL REUNION 2018
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DAANA INAUGURAL EVENT
The inaugural DAANA Family Reunion event was held in Dallas, Texas in August 2016. The two day family-oriented event included a gala dinner, speeches, entertainment, presentation of philanthropic goals and CME event.
The event was attended by more than 100 DCMS alumni and their families from various batches.
The first batch students from DCMS arrived in the US from Hyderabad back in 1989. Since then there has been a steady stream of alumni arriving in the U.S. every year. It is now estimated that more than 600 alumni from DCMS are settled in the U.S. either as practicing physicians in various specialties or undergoing training in programs across the U.S. and Canada.
DAANA was established with the goal of unifying all alumni under one umbrella organization. Our mission is to foster collaborative relationships between alumni of DCMS through educational and cultural programs and to help the underprivileged through philanthropic activities.
DAANA will organize reunions, CME and cultural programs in major cities across North America and will also facilitate smaller events by regional chapters. As a non-profit organization, we plan to undertake philanthropic projects in Hyderabad, India as well as in the US, Canada and other countries.
We encourage all DCMS alumni to take ownership of this organization and to be active members of DAANA. Please contribute in whichever way possible to help us achieve our goals.