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Yenepoya marks World Humanitarian Day with “Ethics and Forensics”

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Mangaluru: The Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya (deemed to be University) celebrated the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August 2022 to spread awareness on Ethics and Forensics in Humanitarian Services, based on the theme: “It takes a village to support a person in humanitarian crisis”. The programme started at 02:30 p.m. with the welcome address by Bedabrat Sharma. The Chief guest was Dr Derek Congram, Forensic specialist for the International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation for India, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan.

Dr Vina Vaswani gave prayer(as the Constitution of India), opening remarks and introduction to the programme. She also read out a message sent by Dr Luis Fondebrider, a world renowned Forensic Anthropologist and Head of ICRC’s Forensic unit. This was followed by a presentation by Dr Derek Congram who talked about the practical objectives and limitations of humanitarian forensic science. Dr Vina Vaswani shared her experiences on disasters and humanitarian response and Dr Mohammed Nasir gave insights on humanitarian service and anthropological approach. In addition to this, Khadeejath Farseena delivered a note on the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) report.

The program was conducted on hybrid mode. Participants from within the University and outside, from various disciplines such as Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing & Hospital Administration, Homoeopathy had registered.

The programme wrapped up around 04:30 p.m. Dr Naheeda Hamza gave the vote of thanks.

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