Students from the 1987 batch of Stanley Medical College came together for the silver jubilee celebrations of their batch to felicitate their professors and express their gratitude.

It was a resplendent moment for 164 students of the 1987 batch of Stanley Medical College as they came together from various parts of India and other countries to attend the silver jubilee of their batch in the city on Sunday. The “fellow time travellers” as they addressed themselves felicitated their professors and expressed their gratitude towards the college.

The families of 102 doctors attended the event from different parts of the country, and the remaining 62 had come from different countries just to attend the event. Meresh E. Sugin, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Loyola University Medical Centre in Chicago, attended the event with his wife and two daughters.“

V.P. Narayanan, the former dean of Stanley Medical College reminisced about the memories with the students of the 1987 batch. “This batch deserves a lot of appreciation. I feel very proud that we were able to create such a wonderful batch of students,” he said.

While a powerpoint presentation continuously replayed the memorable moments from the past, the former students of medicine, now distinguished members of the medical fraternity caught up with the lives of their classmates. “The special part about our batch is that unlike other reunions, it is not just about us, we involve our kids as well so that they can take our contributions to this college to the future generations,” said V. Lenin Babu, a joint replacement and paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital in Coimbatore.

In lieu with an innovative charity project, “HighFive87 charity”, the students of the 1987 batch made generous contributions to show their appreciation in the form of presenting the college with LCD projectors, computers to the library, wheelchairs and trolleys to the hospital and sports goods to the boys and girls hostel. They will also provide financial assistance to charities like Hope foundation among others.

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