The Annual Dr. R Ahmed Internal Oration, IGIDS, was conducted on 4th November, 2016. The program started with the invocation of prayer song. This was followed by the lighting of the Kuthuvilakku by the honourable dignitaries Prof. Dr. Sethuraman, Vice Chancellor, SBV, Prof. Dr. Ananthakrishnan, Dean, Research & AHS, Dr. Ravishankar, Dean, MGMCRI and Prof. Dr. Carounanidy Usha, Dean, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, SBV University. Introduction of the Dr. R Ahmed Internal Oration was rendered by the Dean, IGIDS. The immense contributions of Dr. R Ahmed to the field of dentistry in India such as founding the first dental college in the country in Calcutta, establishment of Indian dental journal and Bengal dental association were listed. The felicitation address was given by Prof. Dr. Sethuraman, Vice Chancellor, SBV. Introduction of Prof. Dr. Ananthakrishnan, internal guest speaker for the oration, was given by Dr. P S Manoharan, Professor & Head, Department of Prosthodontics, IGIDS. The achievements of Dr. N Ananthakrishnan in the field of Surgical Gasteroenterology and his contributions to medical education and post graduate training were briefed to the audience after which the Orator medallion was bestowed upon him by the Dean, IGIDS.
The Dr. R Ahmed oration was then delivered by Dr. Ananthakrishnan on Professionalism. His speech stressed the importance of professionalism among medical and dental fraternity, the methods of obtaining feedback on professional behavior and enlightened the audience with real life scenarios and examples. After the oration, the citation for Dr. Ananthakrishnan was recited to the audience by Dr. Vineela Kattam Reddy, Membersecretary, SAF and the citation was presented to Dr. Ananthakrishnan with a standing ovation from the audience. The Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Shivasakthy, Membersecretary, DEU. The oration programme ended with the college anthem and high tea.