Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi is A Medical professional, Public speaker, Communicator, Motivator, Influencer, Blogger, Wordsmith, Teacher, Traveller, socio-politically aware proud Indian citizen based in Pune, a culturally & historically important hub of India.
He graduated M.B.B.S. from M.G.M.’s Medical College & Hospital, Aurangabad. During the college days, he was very active in keeping his social and cultural interest vibrant. He was the president of “Manavya” a voluntary social health organisation and has carried out a lot of health awareness activities, health check-up camps, blood donation camps, fundraising for flood victims, organised various competitions etc. He was Cultural Secretary in students’ council, where he dedicated himself to students’ welfare and organised the grand and successful annual cultural gathering.
After graduation, he associated himself with the public health sector where he rendered his service in the capacity of Medical Officer in the rural area of Pune district. During this stint, he applied his leadership abilities, management and administration skills for the welfare of rural masses. He contributed aggressively to Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme, Family Planning Awareness, Revised National TB Control Programme, Adolescent Sex Education Programme etc.
He then pursued postgraduation M.D. in Community Medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune. It is a public health speciality. He worked with the World Health Organisation (W.H.O), UNFPA & Health Ministry of Maharashtra state on various projects. He takes the personal interest in rural empowerment and upliftment. He has travelled length and breadth of the rural area of Pune district and studied and evaluated Village Health & Sanitation Committees across all the blocks. He has presented various research papers at national conferences held at Dehradun, Jodhpur etc.
Currently, he is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune.
Apart from his public health specialisation and social activities, he takes the personal interest in the history of India and contemporary political dimensions of India and the world. He travels a lot in search of novelty, life, people, culture across diverse states of India.
He believes in empowering masses through communication, dialogue and public discussions on various socially and nationally important subjects. He delivers lectures on important issues at various platforms and he considers sharing is empowering !
" लोक प्रबोधन " ( Imbibing Awareness among the people for their own betterment ) and " लोक सहभाग " ( People's participation in their own upliftment ) are two core pillars which he considers important and needful for the national progress! He keeps delivering his ablest performance having included above mentioned two pillars.
He intends to contribute to the well-being of society & mankind. Being inspired by the grand thought like “ वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम ” (the world is a family) (Mahopanishad VI.71-73), he wishes to make this world one family and wants to make this world a better place for humanity. He believes in liberalism.
He also contributes to Wikipedia and the Internet by creating and editing articles mostly related to Indian History, culture, Health and Society in Marathi, Hindi and English as well as by inspiring others to do so.