Friday, December 23, 2016

Convocation Ceremony of Army College of Dental Sciences in Secunderabad

The Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presided over the Convocation Ceremony of Army College of Dental Sciences in Secunderabad today. Degrees were conferred upon 38 graduating students and 9 post graduates from 6 specialities of Dental Surgery. The President presented the ‘Best Outgoing Student in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)’ award to Ms. Kumari Archana Chauhan and the ‘Best Outgoing Student in Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)’ award to Dr. Sagar Dahiya. In addition, he also presented awards to the students who secured first, second and third place in Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Governor of Telangana, Shri E.S.L Narasimhan, Deputy Chief minister of Telangana, Shri Mohammad Mahmood Ali; Lieutenant General Rakesh Sharma Adjutant General, ADC; Lieutenant General R K Anand, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Dakshin Bharath Area; Major General Sharabh Pachory, GOC, Telangana and Andhra Sub Area;  Dr. B. Karunakar Reddy, Vice chancellor of Kaloji Narayana Rao Health University; Dr. Dibyendu Mazumder, President of Dental Council of India; Dr. K.V. Ramana Reddy, Principal of Army College of Dental Sciences and a host of civil and military dignitaries graced the occasion.

In his Ceremonial Address, the President congratulated the graduating students and reminded them that their foremost duty in their new role as Doctors, i.e., to live up to the good faith and trust reposed in them. He urged them to use their knowledge and technical expertise for the welfare of the common man. On this occasion, he also called upon the young doctors of the nation to build in their minds a strong sense of patriotism and social responsibility. The President also added that health is an important indicator of country’s progress. Only a healthy population possess a greater capacity to access education, knowledge and employment opportunities, he said.

The ceremony was conducted with military dignity and élan. Parents of graduating students were present in large numbers and revelled in the achievement of their wards.

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