Mangaluru, Nov 4: The inauguration of South Indian Homoeo Fest – Prerana-23 and the 26th annual national homoeopathic conference was held on Saturday November 4 at Father Muller Auditorium, Deralakatte.
Dr Saddam Navas, IAS, additional district magistrate, south 24 Parganas, West Bengal was the chief Guest for the programme. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions presided over programme and the occasion was also graced by Fr Roshan Crasta, administrator, FMHMCH & HPD; Fr Ashwin Crasta, assistant administrator, FMHMCH & HPD; Dr ESJ Prabhu Kiran, principal, FMHMC; Dr Vilma Meera D’Souza, vice principal, FMHMC; Dr Rakhal P, convener, Prerana-23 and Dr Amitha P Baliga, organizing secretary, 26th annual national homoeopathic conference.
The dignitaries were welcomed with a traditional Poorna Kumbha. The formal inaugural programme commenced by invoking the blessings of the almighty and lighting the lamp. Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, principal, FMHMC welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest.
On this occasion, the annual college magazine ‘Pioneer 2023’ was released by the chief guest. Staff editor Dr Jolly D’Mello presented the highlights of the magazine and also announced the prize winners of the cover design competition.
The chief guest, Dr Saddam Navas, IAS, in his inaugural address expressed his pleasure and contentment to be a part of Prerana-23, and said that technology cannot replace doctor so practically we have to reach out to the community to identify their needs. As a team we have to prepare ourselves for the future in terms of research and update knowledge.
Father Muller homoeopathic pharmaceutical division is famous all over the world for its quality Homoeopathic products and medicines. Fr Roshan Crasta, administrator, FMHMC&H and FMHPD, launched a series of new products, along with the director, FMCI.
Dr Srinath Rao, former principal and HOD of Materia Medica department was felicitated on the occasion by the Director and chief guest for 36 years of dedicated and valuable service rendered to the institution.
Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, administrator, FMHMC&H and FMHPD addressed the gathering and said that South Indian Homoeo Fest is an opportunity to exchange the expertise and knowledge. He also emphasized the student gathering to look beyond the horizon, to make the presence felt and known by the nation.
Fr Richard A. Coelho, director, FMCI, presented memento to the chief guest as token of appreciation and gratitude. In his presidential address congratulated the team for hosting Prerana 23 and 26th conference. He wished the participants to give their best.
Prerana-23, the mega cultural event which brought many Homoeopathic colleges together which witnessed a prolific spectacular cultural and literary extravaganza. More than 525 Students participated from 16 different south Indian homoeopathic colleges and won prizes worth Rs one lac.
Dr Rakhal P, convener, South Indian Homoeo Fest proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Deepa Rebello and Dr Manish Tiwari compered the programme.
On November 5, there will be a 26th annual national homoeopathic conference. Dr Sreekar Manu, Chairman, managing director & founder of Dr Manu's Homoeopathy and Dr Rajat Chattopadhyay, principal & administrator, The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital will be the resource person for the day. Around 720 delegates will be attending the conference.
The valedictory programme will be held on November 5. Dr K. Narayanan, distinguished alumnus, classical Carnatic musician & playback singer will be the chief guest.