Mangaluru: Fr. Muller Charitable Institutions honoured Dr. Venkatesh B.M. for 25 years of service at Fr. Muller Hospital on 24th Nov’ 2019. The felicitation of Dr. Venkatesh BM on the occasion of completing 25 glorious years of service at Father Muller Medical College was the icing on the cake at the CME organized by the Department of Medicine, Father Muller Medical College Hospital. Dr. Venkatesh BM completed 25 years of service as of 14.11.19 and he has effortlessly set an example of humility sincerity and perseverance to all his students and colleagues.
The felicitation was presided over by the Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Rev. Fr Richard A. Coelho. Graced by the Chief Guest, Dr Ramesh Pai, Professor of Medicine and Former Dean, A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences. The presence of the Administrator, FMMCH, Rev. Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa, Administrator, FMMC, Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes and Assistant Administrator, Rev. Fr Nelson D. Pais made the event one to cherish.
Prof & Head. Dr (Col.) Arunachalam R Department of Medicine welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest.
Dr Ramesh Pai, who was the mentor and guide of Dr. Venkatesh, captivated everyone with his speech. He said that a teacher feels ever proud of the success of his ward and hence was grateful to Dr. Venkatesh to have him as the chief guest for the occasion.
The Director, FMCI, said he was proud of the department’s efforts in giving solace to patients and especially on the collaborative workmanship among themselves. “The recognition of each other’s success and milestones is only celebrated in this department and this needs to be done across the board”, he said. He thanked Dr. Venkatesh for his untiring and selfless service to the institution and his motherland on behalf of the Diocese of Mangalore and the President of FMCI, Rev. Fr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore.
Dr. Venkatesh B.M. was felicitated with a silk shawl, garland, the traditional Peta, and a fruit basket. The Dean and Professor of Medicine, FMMC, Dr. Jayaprakash Alva, presented a statue of Lord Venkatesh to Dr. Ventkatesh. The citation was read by Dr Nagaraj and presented to Dr Venkatesh along with Dr K.S. Bhat.
Accepting the felicitation, Dr. Venkatesh profoundly thanked God Almighty for the gift of his parents and teachers. He said he was proud of the traditions followed at Father Muller’s, especially in the department of Medicine. He thanked the innumerable patients and students who have made him a physician and mentor today. He advised everyone that “dedication, discipline, and service should be the principle by which a doctor should work and not wait for it to be recognized”.
Punctuality is a must to keep all the above knotted together, Dr. Venkatesh said. “Love and respect for others and one’s own are the cornerstones of one’s success”. He thanked his wife, Mrs. Preethi Venkatesh, Mother-in-law, Mrs. Gayathri R. and his son, Mr. Sathvik for understanding his dedication to his profession and being there all the time.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Rohit Pinto. Vice Dean FMMC, Dr. Padmaja Udaykumar, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Udaykumar, Chief Nursing Officer, Sr Janet D’Souza, faculty and staff of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions were also present on the occasion.
About Dr. Venkatesh B. M.
Dr. Venkatesh B.M. was born on 7th April 1965 at Balehonnur, Chikmagalur. After completing his early education at Bannur and Puttur, he completed his under graduation from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 1983 and post-graduation from JJM Medical College, Davanagere with academic laurels. He joined the Father Muller family on 14.11.1994 and rose up to the ranks of Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine. During his tenure as Head, he contributed significantly to the accreditation of NAAC and NABH and took the department and the institution to great heights.
As organising chairperson, he conducted KRSSDI, a state-level diabetes conference in FMMC in 2014. He has been instrumental in conducting various guest lectures, CME’s; state, national and international conferences in the department of medicine at FMMC as a faculty and head.
As a commitment to the dept, he contributes the late B T Manjappa Gowda & Smt. Chinamma award; a Best Outgoing Post-Graduate Silver Medal award in his parent’s name.
The best seminar award for undergraduates in the department of medicine was also started during his tenure. As chairman of the library committee, he was instrumental in celebrating the first National library day in Dakshina Kannada. He has served as secretary and president of API, DK chapter.