National Association for Reproductive and Child Health of India

Our Founder

Dr.CS Dawn Founder NARCHI

Dr. C.S. Dawn

Late Professor Dr. C. S. Dawn

(December 19, 1926 – March 19, 2004, Sherpur, Burdwan, West Bengal)

Late Professor Dr C S Dawn was a renowned medical professional, revered for his multifaceted contributions in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology as a distinguished physician, esteemed medical educator, diligent researcher and an accomplished obstetrics and gynaecology surgeon. His contributions left an indelible mark on the field.  A scholar of rare distinction, his academic journey was marked by significant milestones.

Academic Excellence

Graduating in 1948 from The Calcutta Medical College, he secured an impressive 15 medals. His pursuit of knowledge led him to a Master’s degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Calcutta University, subsequently earning the titles of fellow and member at the Royal College of Gynecology. His Ph.D. thesis delved into the nutritional aspects of pregnancy, shedding new light on this critical field.

Professional Milestones

He served with distinction as the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both RG Kar Medical College and Calcutta Medical College. His commitment to teaching was honored in 1981 with the Dr. B. C. Roy National Award.

Leadership and Legacy

A leader in obstetrics and gynecology, he presided over FOGSI and BOGS, and founded NAVSFI (later NARCHI in 1975). He was the founding Dean of ICMCH, which was eventually renamed the DR. C. S. DAWN INDIAN COLLEGE OF MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH. His life’s work was dedicated to improving maternal and child health care, family welfare, and population control.

Pioneering Contributions

Dr. Dawn pioneered revolutionary methods in Mother and Child Care, significantly reducing mortality rates. His innovative Calendar Technique was a marvel of simplicity and effectiveness, particularly suited to India’s diverse needs. The establishment of ICMCH under his guidance became a beacon for training doctors in RCH and Obstetrics/Gynecology, impacting the medical community and society profoundly.

Dr. Dawn’s enduring legacy is a reflection of his profound impact, not only on the medical field but also on the well-being of countless families.

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