Medical graduates should transform their medical practice into an ethical practice: Vice President Delivers 2nd Convocational address of Swami Rama Himalayan University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand
December 5, 2017

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that medical graduates should transform their medical practice into an ethical practice keeping the welfare and well-being of the patients. He was delivering the 2nd Convocational address of Swami Rama Himalayan University, in Dehradun, Uttarakhand today. The Governor of Uttarakhand, Shri Krishan Kant Paul, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivender Singh Rawat, the Minister of State for Higher Education, Uttarakhand, Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, the Vice Chancellor of Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dr. Vijay Dashmana and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President quoted Swami Rama as saying “If I cannot serve the God within you, then going to temples, churches and masjids is all hypocrisy.” He further said that this conviction led Swami Rama to create “Love, Serve, Remember” as the motto of University, inspiring students, faculty and staff to serve their fellow beings selflessly and lovingly.

The Vice President said that Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS) is developing integrated and cost effective approaches to health care that address not only the needs of the local population but can serve as a model for the country as a whole. He further said that HIMS is providing multi-super specialty and tertiary care services to the rural masses of Uttarakhand and adjoining states. It’s heartening to note that over 9,000 children with cleft lips and palates have been provided free plastic surgery under the Smile Train Project, he added.

The Vice President said that the Cancer Research Institute of the University is addressing all aspects of cancer control and is well equipped to become the premier cancer centre in the region and a nodal point for referral of cancer patients. He further said that Nurses play a vital role in the care and treatment of patients and pleased to hear that the Himalayan College of Nursing is providing diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in nursing.

The Vice President reminded the graduates that personal skills like effective communication, self-management, innovation, emotional intelligence, self-awareness - will empower them to anchor onto the right purposes in life. He further said that Government of India has ambitious plans to transform India into a competitive, high-growth, high productive middle income country by diversifying its economy from being largely agro-based to a manufacturing and service-based economy. He advised them not to be mere job-seekers but try to become job creators. Be creative, innovative, unconventional and try to explore unchartered territories and dedication, passion, commitment, hard work, discipline and perseverance will make realize their dreams and achieve their goals, he added.

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