Convocation Day

SGPGI celebrated the culmination of education of 194 students in a poignant Convocation ceremony, on Saturday. In the Lecture Theatre Complex, which was both traditional and meaningful. Wearing traditional academic regalia and walking up the stage is the dream of every student. Due to Covid pandemic, the occasion was observed in “hybrid” mode. A select number of guests only attended physically, all the other guests joined via videoconferencing. The program started in the customary manner with the arrival of the Academic procession and welcoming the Dignitaries and guests, all those present at the venue and those connected via Zoom.The blessings of the Goddess Saraswati were invocated with Saraswati Vandana and Lamp lighting. The program started with welcoming of guests by Shri Rajendra kumar Tiwari, Chief secretary. UP and President, SGPGI. He welcomed all the dignitaries on dias and elaborated the institute's progress in various disciplines. H.E Smt. Anandiben Patelji, Hon’ble Governor of U. P presided over the function and conferred the degrees to 194 students who had successfully completed their DM/Mch/PhD/MD/PDCC and BSc (Nursing) training. The Governor blessed the audience with her words of wisdom. She stressed the need to have intensive research program in order to make treatment of various diseases available and affordable. She appreciated the idea of inviting school children to attend and see the grand ceremony of University Convocation for their encouragement. School-children who were invited to be a part of the convocation programme so that they get inspired to take up Medicine as a career were given gifts and nutritional hampers by the Governor. Honoris Causa degree was conferred upon Dr. Gagandeep Kang FNA, FASc, FNASc, FFPH, FAAM, FRS. Dr Kang is a clinician scientist, presently working as a Professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College, Vellor. She is the first woman Indian scientist to be inducted as Fellow of Royal Society. Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata graced the occasion as Chief Guest . Padamshree Dr Chandy,was CIBMTR 2014 Distinguished Service Award Recipient.He was the recipient of DSc , Honoria Causa Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2018 and DSc , Honoria Causa Amity University, Kolkata 2019. His talk focused on “Future of Medicine”.His excellent oratorial skills enthralled the audience. He said thatthere is nothing beautiful to leave something good for the humanity. Covid times have taught good things too: Zoom and Hybrid meetings, humanity rising to meet crisis, specially role of Health care workers and emphasis on building health infrastructure. With vaccine being rolled out, we may see better times. He further said that some failure in life is inevitable and teaches us more than success can. Professor R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, presented the Institute report for the last one year in his speech.He talked about Covid preparedness of SGPGI and tackling Covid head on with medical expertise, manpower and infrastructural changes. RCH (Rajdhani Corona Hospital)was set up as a stand alone facility ,Virtual ICU sessions ,Regular rounds over ZOOM with multispeciality inputs to improve patient outcome, HCW training and sensitization,Training of 52 other medical colleges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Screening stations at SGPGI ,Holding area for Non covid patients needing admissions-were all highlighted.At the same time,non covid work too went on and was mentioned as well as the contribution of all the Departments ,in these tough and demanding times.SGPGI did not shy away from its social responsibilities. 6 children undergoing treatment under the NTEP (National TB elimination program )of the Government were adopted by SGPGI doctors and staff as per the brainchild of Madam Hon’ble Governor. Prof S R Naik award for outstanding research investigator for the year 2020 was given to Prof. Udai Chand Ghoshal, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology. Prof S.S Agrawal award for Excellence in Research was given to Dr P.V Sai Saran, Department of Critical Care Medicine. Prof. R.K.Sharma award for Best DM and MCh. Student:The Best DM student award went to Dr. Hafis Muhammed V.K, Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology .The Best MCh. student award was bagged by Dr. Valiveru Chakrapani Ramya, Department of Endocrine Surgery . Shri Suresh Khanna, Honourable Minister of Finance, Parliamentary Affair and Medical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, also addressed the gathering. He congratulated Dr. R.K Dhiman for presenting a very bright and optimistic report of the institute. He said that once one gets into medical profession, he or she can get satisfaction only through service. Dean, SGPGI, Prof S.K Mishra proposed the vote of thanks. The program ended with the National Anthem and the academic procession leaving the Lecture theatre.

Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata graced the occasion as Chief Guest
H.E Smt. Anandiben Patelji, Hon’ble Governor of U. P speech
Shri Rajendra kumar Tiwari, Chief secretary. UP and President, SGPGI speech
Shri Suresh Khanna, Honourable Minister of Finance, Parliamentary Affair and Medical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, addressed the gathering
Prof. R.K. Dhiman, Director SGPGI Speech
Degree Awardees