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Graduation Ceremony of 6th Batch of M.B.B.S of Gujarat Cancer Society Medical College

    Convocation is not really the end of education but the beginning of professional service as well as social service: – Chief Minister 

    140 students of M.B.B.S sixth batch of Gujarat Cancer Society Medical College awarded degree


    Gandhinagar, Monday: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel has said that 21st century is the century of knowledge. Development is not possible without knowledge. Then using knowledge for the benefit of society is the demand of the time. Sardar Patel of Ahmedabad. Addressing the graduation ceremony of 140 students of the sixth batch of Gujarat Cancer Society Medical College held at the community hall, the Chief Minister said that the convocation ceremony is not really the end of education but the beginning of professional service as well as social service. Not only that but today you are going to identify all the students as physicians.

    Referring to the status of medical colleges in the state, the Chief Minister said that two-and-a-half decades ago, as there were a normal number of medical colleges and few seats in the state, the youth of Gujarat had to go out of Gujarat even after paying a fee to get admission in medical. This situation has changed today. Following the great efforts of the then Chief Minister and the present Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi, a facility has been created for the youth of the state to get a good education in the state itself. Till the year 2002-03 there were only 11 medical colleges in the state whereas today there are 31 medical colleges in the state. There were only 1375 medical seats, which has increased to 5700 today, he added.

    The Chief Minister further said that the medical profession is a sacred profession. Patients consider the doctor to be the form of God. By becoming a doctor, you have to fulfill the responsibility of social service. Corona has had the experience of fighting both panic and pandemic in the sense that you have had the opportunity to treat many more people during the tougher times than previous students. He added that now your responsibility for the society is going to be special.

    Today’s youth have a golden opportunity to shape India’s tomorrow. Today’s youth will have the opportunity to compete with the world. So we have to create opportunities for the youth. The state government is committed to planning for the future of medical education in Gujarat. Work is in progress to start five medical colleges in the state and there are also plans to start three new colleges in the coming days. A medical university is to be set up in the state for medical education and research. At the same time, a provision of Rs. 50 crore has been made in this budget for the assistance of medical college students under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana’. Keeping in view the same strength of India, Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi has given the country the slogan of a Atmanirbhar India. This is not just a slogan, but the self-esteem of all our Indians.

    We are to make a Atmanirbhar India healthy, strong and prosperous through a Atmanirbhar Gujarat and for that I am confident that a well-educated youth will be the conduit. The Prime Minister has called upon the people to take a resolution to join this Amrut mahotsav. One of the resolutions may be that ‘Hu mara gaam na loko na swasthya mate jaagrut rahish…’ The Chief Minister appealed to all to give active cooperation to realize this resolution.

    On this occasion, Mr. Pankajbhai, Executive Chairman, Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman, Zydus Cadila said that we all know that the time of Covid 19 was a changing time. It is really commendable that all of us have studied and graduated during that time. “Today is a memorable day for you because you are going to shine the name of GCS,” he said. On this occasion, Mr. Pankajbhai also spoke about how GCS Medical College was established and how it was helped by the government.

    On this occasion, Dean of Gujarat Cancer Medical College Shri Yogendra Modi congratulated and wished all the graduating students. He added that Gujarat Cancer Society Medical College Hospital and Research Center has achieved a lot in its 11 years journey. He further added that these students also set a good example in the society by working continuously in the epidemic of Corona.

    On this occasion, General Secretary of Gujarat Cancer Society Shri Prashant Kinariwala, Vice President of Gujarat Cancer Society Shri Kshitish Madan Mohan, CEO of Gujarat Cancer Society Col. Dr. Sunil Kumar, Director, Gujarat Cancer Medical College Dr. Kirti Patel, experts-leaders etc. were present.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat