Puducherry

Young doctors urged to serve rural community

PUDUCHERRY, 11/09/2019: K.M.Annamalai, Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural Institute awarded gold medals to the toppers and convocation certificates to graduates at the sixth convocation of the Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. Special Arrangement

PUDUCHERRY, 11/09/2019: K.M.Annamalai, Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural Institute awarded gold medals to the toppers and convocation certificates to graduates at the sixth convocation of the Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: Handout_E_Mail

Manakula Vinayagar Medical College holds sixth convocation ceremony

K.M. Annamalai, Chancellor, Gandhigram Rural Institute, on Wednesday urged young doctors to volunteer to serve the rural community with dedication.

In his address at the sixth convocation of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Mr. Annamalai said the prospects of evolving a healthier nation was incumbent on more doctors taking up rural service.

He also applauded the vision of the founders of the institution in choosing a rural location and thereby serving villagers in the vicinity.

Mr. Annamalai also urged young graduates to act with social responsibility in keeping with the noble nature of the medical profession.

He later awarded gold medals and degree certificates. While 10 gold medals out of 14 awarded by the Pondicherry University were secured by undergraduate students, eight university gold medals were secured by postgraduates of the institution.

In all, 134 undergraduates and 37 postgraduates received their degree certificates.

Nandhini S. was awarded the university topper gold medal and was also awarded two gold medals, one each in pharmacology and general medicine.

Kishor S. was awarded the university topper medal in the first year and also university gold medal in biochemistry and Paediatrics; Shantha Kumar R., Dr. Akshaya S., Dr. A. Anupriya and Dr. Vinodha C. were awarded university gold medals respectively in physiology, pathology, microbiology and ENT.

The eight postgraduates Ansha S. (pharmacology), Ketav Rohit Desai (pathology), S. Suresh Babu (general medicine), Nagakeerthana S. (dermatology), Prajwal Ganesh S. (orthopedics), Vishwanandha N.R (opthalmology), Nitish Mukunthan M. (anaesthesia) and Talluri Bhavishya (radiology) were awarded the university gold medals.

The Sri Manakula Vinayagar Educational Trust Chairman and Managing Director, M. Dhanasekaran in his presidential address urged young graduates to excel in their career.

Achievements lauded

Director of the institute D. Rajagovindan welcomed the gathering and detailed the achievement of the students and faculties of the institute.

Deputy Director and Dean R.N. Kagne administered the ‘Hippocrates oath’ to the graduates. Trust vice-chairman S.V. Sugumaran M.L.A, Narayanasamy Kesavan, Secretary K. Karthikeyan, Dean (academic) and medical superintendent M. Pragash felicitated the gathering.

The Directors/Principals of allied institutes of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Educational Trust, faculties, students and parents attended the programme.

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