All India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity ( AI AARO) earlier know as ( Advancing Research in Obesity – AARO) . was formed on 1st November 2000.
Dr Vinod Dhurandhar had this noble idea of forming an organization for Obesity Practitioners and to see that quackery is not encouraged in this field. He expressed these views to his son Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar based in the USA.
Dr Nikhil suggested Dr Vinod Dhurandhar as to contact practitioners who are doing Practice in Obesity and express your thoughts.
Dr Rajesh Parekh on the pretext of Dr Vinod Dhurandhar called up few Obesity Practitioners who were in this field for almost 15 years and the first meeting took place on 17th October 2000 at Dr Vinod Dhurandhars residence at Nani Nivas , Opp Natural ice cream , Dixit Road, Vile Parle(E) , Mumbai . 400057. India
Voluntarily like minded dedicated Obesity Consultant came together , the organization was formed and application submitted to the Charity commission on 1st November 2000.
To name a few members who played key role in forming the society were Dr Vinod Dhurandhar, Dr Rajesh Parekh , Dr Girish Gadkari, Dr Pallavi Patankar , Dr Chaya Badkamkar, Dr Asmita Shah, Ms Aarti Batavia and Dr Surekha Dhurandhar.
In March 2001 AI AARO was registered with the Charity commission.
With just a strength of 50 members initially AI AARO has grown into a large multi disciplinary body of almost 600 members .
AIAARO got its affiliation to International Association for the Studies in Obesity – (IASO) in the year 2004 Dr Pallavi the then secretary with her intensive efforts and guidance of Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar who knew the IASO committee members well , the procedure started in 2003 , the portfolio was handed over to Dr Ramen Goel the next secretary of the association who accomplished the task very well.
As off now AI AARO has five chapters across India viz AP Chapter , Gujarat Chapter and Karnataka Chapter , Delhi Chapter and Tamil Nadu Chapter.
AIAARO has a dedicated team of National Governing Council Members who regularly conduct academic programmes , seminars and conferences at state and national levels to solve and fight this Battle of the Buldge.