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Aug 6 : Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, a unit of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, convened the 31st Graduation Ceremony on 06.08.2021 at the Father Muller Auditorium at Deralakatte.
The dignitaries Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI), Dr H.G Manjunath Kumar, Deputy Director (Homoeopathy) AYUSH, Government of Karnataka, Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, FMCI, Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital (FMHMC&H) and Father Muller Homoeopathic Pharmaceutical Division (FMHPD), Rev. Fr Rohan Dias, Assistant Administrator, FMHMC&H and FMHPD, Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, Principal, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College (FMHMC), Dr Vilma Meera D’souza, Vice Principal, FMHMC, Dr Girish Navada U K, Medical Superintendent, FMHMC&H, & Dr Ranjan Clement Britto, Convener, Graduation Ceremony 2021 were solemnly welcomed with a traditional ‘aarathi’. To invoke the blessings of the Almighty, a prayer song was sung by the post graduates.
Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, FMCI, in his welcome speech recapitulated the journey of the founder Rev. Father Augustus Muller and establishing this Institution which is contributing to the healthcare and medical education. After the welcome address, the Director introduced the President of the programme, Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha and Chief Guest, Dr H.G Manjunath Kumar, Deputy Director(Homoeopathy) AYUSH, GOK, to the gathering.
Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, Principal presented the comprehensive annual report of the College for the academic year 2020-21. He highlighted the overview of the events and report on the academic performances of the College.
Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, Principal announced the names of the graduands and Dr Vilma Meera D’souza, Vice Principal presented the names of the meritorious students. The Chief Guest, Dr H G Manjunath Kumar, Deputy Director (Homoeopathy) AYUSH, and Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and President of FMCI honoured the graduands and postgraduates with the certificates, respectively.
Following the distribution of certificates, Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran administered the oath of a Homoeopathic doctor. A total of 100 BHMS students graduated on this occasion and 27 post graduates were awarded with their MD(Hom) degree.
Dr H G Manjunath Kumar, Chief Guest in his graduation address appreciated the achievements of the college and encouraged the graduates of the day to do well in their professional life. He stressed to uphold the Homoeopathic system and contribute by adopting evidenced based clinical practice.
Later, Dr Joanna Irwin gave the graduate’s response.
The meritorious students who secured ranks and highest marks in the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences examinations were given a special mention. The 2015-16 batch students secured 7 BHMS ranks and 2017-18 batch of post graduate students secured 14 ranks in M.D (Hom) and 1 gold medal. The President of the programme, Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and President of FMCI did the honours of bestowing The President’s Gold medal for the best outgoing undergraduate, which was awarded to Dr Shreyank S Kotian and the prize for best outgoing postgraduate was bagged by Dr Shilpa Prasad and also presented a memento to the Chief Guest, Dr H G Manjunath Kumar as a token of respect.
Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha in his presidential address congratulated the graduates and called it symbolically a transfiguration from student to a doctor. He advised the doctors to be available for the society at all times through which love is shared and acknowledged. Also he briefed the services of the hospital offered during this pandemic and acknowledged the doctors who rendered their services.
As a token of love, Director, Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho presented a memento to the Bishop.
Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator, proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the recession of the dignitaries and graduates. Dr Kurian P J, Associate Professor, Department of Repertory & Dr Deepa Pais, Deputy Medical Superintendent were MC’s for the graduation ceremony.
The graduation programme was convened by Dr Ranjan Clement Britto, Interns Coordinator. The management committee members & faculty were present for the ceremony.
A thanksgiving mass was offered by Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, FMCI. The graduands and staff members attended the mass in the morning.
The graduation ceremony was streamed live on YouTube.