Call to promote global standards in educational institutions in AP
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
The governor advised the students to practice yoga and meditation to fight against stress and to protect their health
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan. (DC Image)
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has laid stress on promoting global standards in educational institutions in the state.
Taking part in the 22nd and 23rd editions of the annual convocation of Dr NTR university of health sciences at Tummalapalli Kalakshetram here on Thursday, in virtual mode from Raj Bhavan, the governor said the demand for higher education was going up day-by-day. "It is important to encourage educational institutions to adopt global standards," he said.
The governor lauded the university for encouraging research and said there was a need to encourage students to come up with new findings in the field of medicine. The governor advised the students to practice yoga and meditation to fight against stress and to protect their health.
Dr C. Palanivelu, chairman of GEM hospital and research center, Coimbatore, was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of sciences.
Delivering the convocation address, he said the world faced a new threat from the Omicron virus and underlined the need for all to be ready to face challenges in the life and protect themselves.
Dr D. Nageswar Reddy, chairman and founder of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, was also awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Sciences. He explained about the 10 Commandments to be a successful doctor. He advised young doctors to develop traits like honesty, hard work, compassion, communication skills, commitment to learn, respect towards teachers and parents and colleagues and a readiness to face challenges in difficult times. Also, come up with inventions, he urged doctors.
University vice chancellor Dr Shyam Prasad and registrar Dr. Sankar were present.
Some 125 students were awarded gold and silver medals and cash prize. Of them, women got more medals. A student identified as Ragini secured seven gold medals in different disciplines and became the state topper while another student R. Sowmya got four gold medals in the ENT section.