Mangaluru: The World Health Organization celebrates “World Hearing Day” on March 3 every year. This year the theme of World Hearing Day is “Ear and Hearing Care for All!” Under the aegis of the World Health Organization (WHO) Father Muller College (Speech & Hearing) is celebrating World Hearing Day by conducting a Free Hearing Screening Camp from Feb 27 to March 4 for the Mangalore City Corporation workers at Father Muller Hospital, Kankanady. An inauguration of World Hearing Day was organized on March 3, 2023, at Father Muller Medical College Hospital premises.
Deepti, KAS, Assistant Executive Engineer Environment was the Chief Guest who felt it an honour to be a part of the day and thanked the students for creating awareness on the issues related to hearing.
Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director FMCI who presided over emphasized the need the importance of the sense of hearing from birth to death as it helps in communicating and cohesion. The day event with the collaboration of the Father Muller College ( Speech and Hearing) and the ENT department of the Father Muller Medical College Hospital has borne fruit and hoped the gathered and patients use the concessions provided for the day
The inaugural function commenced with the prayer song by the students of Father Muller College, Department of Speech and Hearing followed by the lamp lighting ceremony by the dignitaries. A skit was presented by the students of the college who portrayed four various scenes in everyday life where hearing deficiencies create an imbalance to harmonious living in one’s life
Vice Principal Cynthia Santhmayor welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering and Assistant Professor Deepak N Raj rendered the Vote of Thanks. Sushmitha U J and Raven H Salian were the MCs for the programme.
Dignitaries present during the ceremony were Administrator FMMC – Rev. Fr Ajith B Menezes, Asst. Administrators FMMCH – Rev. Fr Jeevan George Sequeira, Rev. Fr Nelson Dheeraj Pais, Rev. Fr Rohan Michael Dias, Chief of Research- Dr B Sanjeev Rai, Dean, FMMC – Dr Antony Sylvan Dsouza, Medical Superintendent FMMCH – Dr Uday Kumar, Asst. Medical Superintendent FMMCH – Dr Kishan Shetty and Laison Officer – Dr Kelvin Pais.