‘Discrimination on the basis of colour has created a glass ceiling’

“We are in the 21st century and ‘send toys to Mars’, yet basic injustices continue to be perpetuated in the world,” said Shafik Dharamsi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Canada.

He was speaking in the city on Tuesday after launching “Muller Pulse 2012”, a magazine by students of Father Muller Medical College (FMMC). He said discrimination among people on the basis of colour had created a glass ceiling that should be done away with.

Dr. Dharamsi said he flipped through the pages of the magazine at random. The first page he happened to view had a story on (Mahatma) Gandhi while another page had a student’s experience of returning to medical school after holidays. A third was on women’s empowerment.

Patrick Rodrigues, director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions, said the magazine was a result of the effort of students for over a year. It could be preserved and could later serve them as a reminder of their days in college. The magazine was edited by Edmond Fernandes, a student of MBBS from the 2008 batch.

R.P. Pai, Professor of Community Medicine, FMMC, said despite the online and electronic media, there were still people who appreciate the joy of reading and re-reading books.

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