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World Health Day Celebration

Start: Wednesday, April 07, 2021   10:45am            Place: Classroom Arkavathi Campus

 Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) has scheduled a series of events to actively participate in the National celebrations to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence – Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava. The first event was held today, 7th April 2021, under the title “World Health Day” in the form of a special lecture by Dr. M. S. Rajanna, M.D., to mark the beginning of the celebrations. Dr. Yelamaggad welcomed the speaker and all the members of CeNS. Dr. S. Angappane made a brief presentation about the various programs organized by CeNS to celebrate Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava. The guest speaker was introduced to the audience by Dr. M.L.V. Archana, Authorized Medical Officer, CeNS. Dr. Rajanna made an impressive presentation entitled “Healthcare in India: Post Independence Scenario.” He mentioned that India has gone through innumerable hardships after Independence – wars, natural calamities, terrorism, and what not - but in spite, it has made tremendous progress in all walks of life, especially in the medical sector.

 To quote, “Today, I am proud to be here to say that India is being looked upon as a leader among nations in many aspects.” He conveyed the message that good health, in general, of a population translates to a strong and successful Nation. India had a very robust health culture in the form of Ayurveda, which perhaps dates back 3000 to 5000 years ago. Foreign rule brought in different branches of medicine and established rudimentary health care systems. From thereon, the progressive strides that India has taken, post-independence, to attach utmost importance to health care, is evident in the fact that deadly diseases such as polio, malaria, small pox, TB, have either been eradicated or contained to a very large extent in India. A very proud achievement indeed, that was possible only due to the untiring efforts of the entire Indian medical and para-medical fraternity. Today, patients from across the globe look up to India for specialized surgeries/treatment. Take the current pandemic, for that matter – India has very ably handled the situation, held the mortality rate to very low levels, and now has its vaccination.”

He said that “Most importantly, India is playing a vital role in the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.” He urged all the young scientists and medical practitioners to use this celebration of the 75th year of independence as the Launchpad to work harder to achieve greater heights in Health care and make India a world leader in health care.
After the presentation, Dr. D. S. Shankar Rao proposed the vote of thanks.