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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)
Mangaluru, Apr 5: The graduation ceremony of Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital (FMHMCH) was held on Friday, April 5 at Father Muller Convention Centre.
Bishop of Mangaluru diocese Dr Peter Paul Saldanha and president of Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI) presided over graduation ceremony.
Prof Dr S Sachidanand vice chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru attended as chief guest for the event.
Fr Richard Coelho, director FMCI, Fr Vincent Saldanha, administrator, FMHMC, Fr Sylvester Lobo, assistant administrator, FMHMC, Dr Shivaprasad, principal, Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, vice principal , Dr Girish Navada, and Dr Wilma were present.
Addressing the gathering, Dr S Sachidanand said, “Father Muller Medical Institutions is already a brand in medical field. Being a disciplined and standard medical institution, Father Muller Medical College has always been the best place for medical students, doctors and patients.
“Now you are all licensed to heal. I know it is a great moment in your life. Many people must have helped you to accomplish your dreams, especially your parents. Teachers are the second important persons in your life and they have helped you realise your dream of being doctors today. So graduation day is also a thanksgiving day on which students should remember their parents, teachers and all who helped them.
“From today there are responsibilities on your shoulders. There is no scope for mistake. The society will not accept your mistakes. Hence you need to be equipped and updated. You should keep changing as per the expectations of the society. Doctors should follow work ethics. Name, fame and money is not important. But if you follow your work ethics, these three things will come to you automatically. A doctor who is punctual always becomes successful doctor. Punctual doctors are good listeners and successful practitioners,” he said.
In his presidential speech, Bishop Peter Paul said, “This is a moment of celebration. It is the day of recalling the story behind your success. God is the creator and we are co-creators. By healing and caring, we help God in his work of creation. Today, after receiving the degree, the society has accepted you all as a co-creators of God and also as co-creators of knowledge and insight. Nowadays, Homeopathy is bringing in new hope. India is producing the highest number of Homeopathic doctors. I keep my faith in new graduates as they have the capacity to contribute something new in the Homeopathic culture. I congratulate you all and wish you a bright future.”
Fr Richard said, “We are proud of our graduates and their parents. They are the ambassadors of our institution. Today along with a certificate for their profession, they are also taking good values from this campus. I congratulate all the graduands here for successful completion of their courses. I am thankful to the parents of our students for choosing our institution and making their children a part of our campus."
Dr Shivaprasad presented the annual college report.
Hundreds of graduands from various courses such as BHMS and MD (Hom) received graduation certificates from the dignitaries. The students who won academic prizes were also honoured at the event.