As a homage to the hard work and devotion of the teachers, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute celebrated teachers’ day on the 12 th of September, 2016.Based on one of the five elements, Chi or Land signifies perseverance, stability and supportiveness which the nurturing teachers inculcate in their teachings to mould the minds and lives of students.
The occasion was graced by our Honorable Vice Chancellor Professor DR. K. R. Sethuraman, Dean of Research and Allied Health Sciences Professor Dr. N. Ananthakrishnan, Dean of faculty of Medical Sciences Professor Dr. M.Ravishankar, Vice Principal-Academics Professor Dr.V. N. Mahalakshmi,Vice Principal-Students Professor Dr. Partha Nandi and the teaching faculty of the college.
The event commenced with a special song dedicated to the teachers by Sri Nithi G and JeyanthyPriyadarshini accompanied by Naren Vaidya of the 2013 batch after which the dignitaries commemorated the achievements of the teachers by cutting a cake. This was followed by testimonials from Dr. K.A. Narayan, Dr,Ramesh, DrA.N.Uma and Dr. Jenith Berlin Raj on who and how teachers made a difference in their lives.
A representative from each of the five batches spoke on the influence and impact that the teachers have made on their lives. Next was a musical performance by Dr. SumathySundar, Director of Music Therapy Education, enthralling the audience with her performance.
The formal part of the event concluded with a video montage of students who passed out, starting from the first batch to the batch of 2010 expressing their gratitude and love to the teachers who inspired and guided them.
Finally, the most anticipated part of the evening, the fun and games saw a lot of teachers participating and having a ball of a time. High tea was served after all the merriment and the teachers were each presented with a tree sapling as a token of appreciation for “helping us grow”.
The celebration ended with a cricket match between two teams comprising of a mix of faculty and students captained by Professor Dr. P. Karthikeyan, H.O.D of Oto-rhinology and Associate Professor Dr. N. Mugunthan, Department of Anatomy. The team spearheaded by Dr. Mugunthan emerged as winners but both the teams put up a good show of sportsmanship. Associate Professor Dr. S.Vijaysundaram was declared “Man of the Match” for his outstanding batting skills and Associate Professor Dr. Niranjan was presented a memento for being the “Most Economic Bowler”.
We hope that through this, the students come to a realization of the importance of teachers in our lives and how, in every little way, they try to bring out the best in us. Thank you Teachers, for what we are today and what we will be is because of all that you do.