Mangaluru: The health exhibition courtesy Father Muller Medical College and Father Muller Research Centre in celebration of 25 years of the MBBS programme commenced on 13 October at 9 a.m. with an inaugural bringing in young scientists with their innovations.
The chief guest for the inaugural, Professor Dr Sathyabodh M Kulkarni, Dean of Research and Consultancy NITK Suratkal was overjoyed to see the participation of students who had come with over 120 models for display. He was proud of his association with the Father Muller Charitable Institutions in one form or another from 1993 and that his daughter is an alumnus of the Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College. The enthusiasm of the Management to bring young minds on a larger pedestal of scientific acumen needs to be appreciated. He strongly urged the students to inculcate scientific interests and work on any basic ideas for self and our country’s growth.
Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of FMCI was proud of the large turnout of students who desired to do more for the country by being researchers and scientists. The Chandrayan or the Aditya mission was not possible without a vision and dream. All students should dream and question and strive to find the answer. Any profession a person chooses should be their gem, to polish it and make it shine.
Students from various schools gathered in the Muller Dine of the Father Muller Convention Centre from all parts of the district with their models. Many visitors came in to see the exhibits. The EXPO is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday to all the public and especially encourages parents and guardians to get their young ones to see the various models.
The EXPO also has paintings on exhibits by doctors. Dr Akther Hussain Former Dean of Yenepoya Dental College has put on display many paintings that reflect nature and cosmic drama. The EXPO has a nice feel giving it a winter wonderland touch.
Rev. Fr Ajith B Menezes Administrator FMMC/FMCP/FMCOAHS encouraged the students, asking them questions on their models.
Dr B Sanjeev Rai Chief of Research Father Muller Research Centre welcomed the gathered guests and students along with the Management Committee members of FMCI.