Popularly known as AIDS Murthy, Malladi Venkata Ramana Murthy, Municipal Medical Officer and Psychologist, created a record by completing 5,000 guest lecturers when he addressed students of Rajamahendri Institute of Engineering and Technology (RIET) here on Saturday.
Mr. Murthy, who had participated in international conferences and presented papers on student psychology, counselling and HIV, got more than 237 national and State awards. He began his guest lectures during one of the Janma Bhoomi programmes in 1995. He got best medical officer award for conducting 2,900 medical camps apart from 900 blood donation camps.
Interacting with the students for more than two hours in which he touched upon various aspects, he said lack of goal fixing was the fundamental problem for freshers. To tackle this problem, they should not allow any diversion from the goal.
Dr. Murhty said the usual problem of student was that, at the time of examination, they could not recollect what they had studied. For this, he said, discussing with or teaching classmates while preparing oneself helped a lot.
Principal P.G. Ramanujam in his welcome address said he was expecting each student to become employable before passing out.
VRV Winson, NSS programme officer, and R. Rambabu Reddy, IT Head, coordinated the programme. T. Anjaneyulu and Mr. Nani felicitated Dr. Murthy.