PM Modi inaugurates Silver Jubilee celebrations of RGUHS
Bengaluru -Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) and release of the compendium of research articles through video conference, on June 1st.
RGUHS entered into 25th year on June 1st since it started in 1996. It is the largest Health Science university in the country with 800 institutions associated with it and more than 2.5 lakhs students learning.
"Like the world changed pre and post-world war, the same way pre and post COVID world will be different," PM Modi said through a video link while inaugurating the 25 years celebration of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).
Appreciating the efforts of the medical community, PM Modi said the root of India's fight against COVID is the hard work of the medical community and the corona warriors. "In fact doctors and medical workers are like soldiers but without the soldier's uniform," Modi said, quotes IANS
Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa, Governor Vajubhai Vala, Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar, Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwathnarayan were among those who participated in the event. Maintaining physical distance and wearing masks, the leaders sat far apart, listening to Modi speak on a giant screen.
"Participated in the silver jubilee celebrations of RGUHS along with Vala and Yediyurappa. Modi inaugurated the event and addressed the gathering," tweeted Sudhakar.
Sudhakar said the prime minister will flag off the ''Covid19 Innovation Challenge Hackathon'', a collaboration of talented minds from top institutes to showcase solutions. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in association with partners such as IIT-B, IISC, GHA, BBC, NSRCEL, Microsoft, Elsevier has come up with a call inviting innovative students to participate in 'RGUHS COVID 19 Innovation Challenge.
RGUHS will provide a suitable platform for new inventions. This will be a first-ever healthcare innovation challenge, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar, had recently stated.
Minister said, "we are living at a moment where the world is facing a huge crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic." The Minister thanked the 23,000 faculty members of the university for actively taking part in the war against Covid-19. Innovation challenge will bring meaning to the silver jubilee celebrations, Dr.Sudhakar told UNI
The state government established the medical varsity through the Rajiv Gandhi Health Sciences University Act, 1994, with the objective of setting up a varsity for the purpose of proper, systematic education, teaching, training and research in modern medicine.