The IIHMR University, Jaipur hosted its annual convocation on August 6 2022 for PhD Program and the two year (MBA Hospital and Health Management, MBA Pharmaceutical Management, MBA Rural Management) programs. On this occasion Shri VP Agarwal Gold Medal and Silver Medal has been awarded to students of all programs in recognition of their academic excellence.
President of IIHMR University, Dr. P. R. Sodani delivered the welcome address and annual progress report of IIHMR University. He congratulated all the students and wish them great success in the years to come. He said that the Government of India has initiated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75 years of independence. For India, next 25 years are for healthcare. India will become the Hub of Healthcare due to technology advancement and skilling India programs and our students are going to play key role in healthcare industry for the next 25 years. Dr. Sodani told the students to “Be bold, be courageous, be your best.”
Presiding the convocation, Shri Sudarshan Jain, Chairperson IIHMR University, Jaipur and Secretary General, Indian Pharmaceuticals Alliance congratulated graduating students. He said in this VUCA world lets adapt and change. He said let’s follow these five points in life; Stay foolish, Stay hungry – challenge the status quo, Stay Resilient, Stay healthy, and Stay right.
The chief guest of the program Shri Gautam Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre said, “Change is the only thing which is constant in this world. Healthy nation is a backbone of a successful nation. His four-focus mantra for students were; Continuous learning and collaborations, Failures and experiences will make you a successful person in future.
Guest of honour, Dr. Sudhir Bhandari, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences said, “It happens to be a trend setting moment in the state of Rajasthan. Culture of the soul is the first thing best man can have and IIHMR University provides the same and it adapted to changing demand. He said to students, take challenges of life with enthusiasm, strive for joy and truth.”
Guest of honour, Shri Vikrant Shrotriya, Managing Director & Corporate Vice-President, Novo Nordisk, India said, when youth get empowered and educated from prestigious and world class institutes like IIHMR it creates magic. He said, there lies immense opportunities, and this day is beginning for you and keep the drive alive to perform.
Dr. Ashok Aggarwal, Founder and Trustee, Indian Institute of Health Management Research said, one must be always innovative and to be innovative you have to remain student. He said, wherever you go, innovate, and do something different. No matter how small or big it is, pursue it.
Dr. S.D. Gupta, Trustee Secretary, Indian Institute of Health Management Research and renowned public health expert congratulated all graduating students on their success. He said this is unique batch who learnt and acquired skills in covid times and receiving their degree now. We learnt new pedagogy of teaching and learning