Indian Academy of Pediatrics (central) was born in 1963 at Hyderabad with around 140 pediatricians as its members and the 5th National conference of AOP was held in Ahmedabad in 1968 under able leadership of Dr. (Mrs.) A. B. Desai as organizing secretary. In 1968, there were few numbers of pediatricians in Ahmedabad & as a whole in the state of Gujarat. It was a good opportunity for all the pediatricians to work together as the team during organization of national conference. The successful organization of the conference & appreciation of the team by the delegates from all over country, increased the enthusiasm of pediatricians of Ahmedabad city. They felt the need of formation of city branch for working together for academic activities & cause of child health.