On the recent Perak state His Highness birthday on 19/4/2010 I was awarded "Darjah Ahli Mahkota Perak. And it was on 22/5/2010 that I received it from His Highness Raja Muda of Perak at the Istana Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia
The US President, Mr Barack Obama, has named India-born Harvard geneticist, Dr Raju Kucherlapati, whose research focuses on gene mapping, gene modification and cloning disease genes, to a key White House panel on bioethics.
Dr Kucherlapati, 67, who is director emeritus and Paul C. Cabot Professor in the Harvard Medical School department of gene-tics, is among 10 scholars named to the newly created Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
The panel will advise the President on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology.
Dr Kucherlapati, who is also professor in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was the first scientific director of the Harvard Medical School-Partners Healthcare Centre for Genetics and Genomics.
From 1989-2001, he was the Lola and Saul Kramer Professor of molecular genetics and chairman of the department at the Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
He was previously a professor in the department of genetics at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He began his research as an assistant professor in the department of biochemical sciences at Princeton.
Kucherlapati has chaired numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) committees and served on the US National Advisory Cou-ncil for Human Genome Research and the NCI Mouce Models for Human Cancer Consortium.
Dr Kucherlapati received his BS and MS in biology from universities in India, and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
On the labour day,Telugu Association of Malaysia (Youth) organised Convoy 1 Malaysia 1 Telugu event from TSN Sg Choh, Rawang to Genting Highlands. Almost 200 Telugu youths gathered and the Guest of honour was the newly elected YB P Kamalanathan MP for Hulu Selangor cum MIC information /Putera chief .
In his key note address, YB thanked the Telugus for all help and cooperation rendered towards his winning and he assured the meeting that he would take up TSN Cultural centre issue to high authority for up-grading/ funding.
Flag-off ceremony was by Guest of Honour YB P Kamalanathan and Dr Achiah Kumar Rao. The route was from TSN via Batu Caves to Genting Highlands. It is two days event which included Volley ball, Ballon breaking, temple gathering,debate, motivational talk and feedback.
Though Andhra Association of Malaya which is now known as TAM was established in 1955 but Youth and Mahila sections were only formed about 8 years ago. And this was allowed when Sri B Murthy then the President and I was the Secretary General of TAM.
And it was the very first time that Sri B. Murthy also appointed both the youth and mahila leaders as Vice Presidents of TAM as provided in the Rule 16 of our TAM Constitution.
Glad to note that both sections are organising a number of events and working closely with TAM HQ. Keep up the good job. As an old saying "Today's youth is tomorrow's Leader
2006 - Organizing Secretary -Golden Jubilee Celebration / Telugu International Conference,Telugu Association Malaysia, World Telugu Federation(WTF) 5th Biennial Conference - as one of the Conveners Host Committee, Singapore
2000- WTF conference at Vishkapatam,AP presented paper on Telugus are shown in Tamil films as "conman and no morals"
2004-2006 - Vice President,
2000-2004 - Secretary General,
1996-2000 - Asst.Gen.Secretary,
1996-2000 - Chairman of Sabak Bernam Branch,
1991-1996 - Founder & Chairman of Alor Star/Kangar Branch,
1982-1986 - Founder & chairman Telugu Association Malaysia(TAM)- Klang Branch