Gangtok, 26 Feb (IPR): Hon’ble Governor, Shri Ganga Prasad, inaugurated new Paediatric and Orthopaedic wards of Central Referral Hospital (CRH), Manipal in Tadong today in the presence of Chief Secretary, Shri A.K. Shrivastava, Vice Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), Lieutenant General (retired), Dr. M.D. Venkatesh, and host of other dignitaries.
The Governor congratulated SMU for infrastructural development in the health sector in the State. The Governor and other dignitaries took a round of the Paediatric ward, Orthopaedic ward and Nursing Skills Laboratory.
After inaugurating Pediatric and Ortho ward of CRH, the Governor interacted with the students of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences.
Addressing the students, the Governor said that over a period of two and half decades, tremendous progress has been made by the SMIMS in health care and academic sector. SMIMS has given an opportunity for everyone to chase their dream and aspiration, he said, urging the students to make the most of it.
The Governor opined that it was important to empower the young minds with knowledge, but however stated that they should not be self-centred but should give back to the society once students achieve their goals. He added that the goal of education should be to strengthen and develop the society at large.
Encouraging young minds, the Governor said, “Effective time management is one of the important foundations in academic and profession as well in order to be a successful person in life.”
Urging the students to make best use of time in several career options available before them, Shri Prasad said that students should not confine to only educational knowledge.
“You have all the qualities and the spirit to excel so therefore you must keep your spirit alive throughout your life. Institution provides you wide range of opportunities and unique experiences to develop leadership and life skills and I am sure this will be exciting journey for learning and growth for all of you,” the Governor added.
Earlier, the Governor interacted with the students and answered several of their queries.
Chief Secretary, Shri A.K. Shrivastava, in his address urged the students to keep themselves away from substance abuse which is one of the major menaces in the modern day. Speaking about present day ills like suicide and depression, the CS urged the students to avoid jumping into conclusion immediately and motivated them to make their own assessment in an intelligent way.
Earlier, Vice Chancellor, SMU, Dr. M.D. Venkatesh, in his welcome address gave brief glimpses of the journey of SMU in order to provide better health care services in the State.