Mangaluru: The Father Muller Medical College rang its silver Jubilee bells on 16 October 2023 in a grand inaugural and ceremonial event. This Jubilee marks 25 years since the commencement of the undergraduate programme of the Medical College.
Though in a rarity the UG programme commenced after the Post Graduate programme at Father Muller. The day marked the initiation of the silver Jubilee batch of MBBS students into the Mullerian fold too.
A bold and inspiring welcome was voiced by the Director of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius College. He briefed on the highlights and struggles of the MBBS programme coming to light, making it a desirable educational investment for students wanting to make a mark in society.
Dean FMMC Dr Antony Sylvan D’Souza brought about the future endeavours of the Medical College and the aspirations of the management, faculty and students for a bigger, gen alpha education cum administrative block that will be an icon for the next century to come.
The chief guest Ghana P Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Puttur Sub division related her instances with the importance of documentation both for a doctor and for a police. Prescriptions should be legible not decipherable and making a common man a human should be natural to a doctor. Medicine and its advances need constant updating and upgrading. As an alumnus of Father Muller, she pursued post-graduation in Pathology and thereafter she joined the Civil Services. She thus encouraged the new UG students to dream big. Dream big with the help of your parents whose dreams come to reality in you.
The honours and respect to the Doctors Apron was instituted by Dr Nagesh KR (forensic medicine) upon the students. The White Coat ceremony is a part where the new joiners into the medicine stream respect the drape around them which symbolises purity and clarity.
To mark the 25 years of the MBBS programme a tree was lit by the alumni batch representatives with 25 candles marking yet another fete where all 25 batch representatives came in on call from their Alma Mater.
The 25 Years of MBBS theme song was also released which brings in the unity and diversity of the college.
Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore and President of FMCI in his address said that the whole Father Muller echoed the goodness and humility of the divine, the path of entrance leads to the chapel, the home of the Divine.
The presence of the Divine Light shines on all the people who work here. A lasting impression will surely be created by the faculty, staff and patients but it is your responsibility to leave a lasting impression here. This hospital which began in 1880 is synonymous with Kankanady which was elevated because of this institution. No one college under the FMCI banners lacks anything, high moral and ethical standards are set.
Fr Ajith B Menezes presented the guests and members on the dais the 25-year memento and officiated the 25-year logo of the Silver Jubilee celebration of the UG programme of FMMC.
Dr Ganesh MK (Surgical Gastroenterologist) presented the vote of thanks. Dr Joylene D’Almeida (OBGYN) compered the event. Members of the Father Muller Centenary Society, advisory board, faculty and staff were part of the event. Special invitees were the parents of the new joiners of the Silver Jubilee batch of MBBS students.