SBV AHEAD of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry took pride in initiating the birth anniversary celebrations of the divine tamil poet Thiruvalluvar and Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-President and second President of free India.
This year, UGC had made a passionate plea that the birth anniversary of the illustrious Tamil poet-philosopher Thiruvalluvar be celebrated on a grand scale and that colleges and higher educational institutions should conduct essay competitions, debates etc.,
In this regard, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, conducted essay and poster competitions at Collegiate level for Chancellor’s Medal for the students of Health Sciences of the institutions in and around Pondicherry.
The topic of essay for the inter-collegiate competition was “THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIRUKKURAL-VISION FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE 21st CENTURY”.
The Chancellor’s medal poster competition, commemorating Teachers’ day-the birthday of Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was held at MGMCRI campus on 25th September, 2015. The theme for the Poster contest was “TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES FOR THE 21st century.”
In the essay contest, Ms. MARY CATHERINE, II BSc (N) of Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College had bagged the First place winning the Chancellor’s Gold medal that carried a cash award of Rs.3000, followed by Dr. SHOUVIK MALAKAR, II MDS student of Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences who had bagged the Second place winning the Chancellor’s Silver medal and a cash award of Rs.2000 and Dr. ARVINA R, I MDS student of Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences had bagged the Third place winning the Chancellor’s Bronze medal and a cash award of Rs.1000.In the Poster contest, Ms. RENUKA DEVY, II BDS of Sri Venkateswara Dental College had bagged the First place winning the Chancellor’s Gold medal that carried a cash award of Rs.3000, followed by Ms. SIVA SANGARI, III B.Sc (N) student of College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) who had bagged the Second place winning the Chancellor’s Silver medal and a cash award of Rs.2000 and Ms. NANDHINI S, II B.Sc (N) student of Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College had bagged the Third place winning the Chancellor’s Bronze medal and a cash award of Rs.1000.
The Chancellor Medals, Cash awards, Trophies, Certificates of Participation and Appreciation were presented by the Chancellor of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Prof. Rajaram Pagadala at a glittering function held on 25th September 2015 in the Ground Floor Lecture Hall of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute. The function was presided over by Prof. K.R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor. Prof. A.R. Srinivasan, Registrar, Prof. M. Ravishankar, Dean- Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Dr. Carounanidy Usha, Principal – Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Dr. Renuka Guhan, Principal- Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College, faculties of all constituent colleges, students and invited guests attended the function in large numbers. All the arrangements for the Chancellor’s Medal Contest were done by the Registry of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth.