Convocation Day

SGPGI celebrated the culmination of education of meritorious students in a poignant convocation ceremony today in Shruti Auditorium. Convocation acquired a new meaning this time as the Hon'ble President of India , H.E. Shri Ram Nath Kovind graced the occasion as the Chief guest.

Hon'ble Smt. Anandiben Patel, Governor, Uttar Pradesh and Visitor SGPGI, presided over the function.

The function was also graced by hon'ble Smt. Savita Kovind ji, the first lady, cabinet minister for medical education, finance and parliamentary affairs Shri Suresh Khanna Ji, state minister for medical education , technical education & finance Shri Sandeep Singh Ji and chief secretary, Government of UP and President, SGPGI.

The Convocation ceremony was organised in hybrid mode keeping in mind Covid 19 protocol. Only senior faculty members were invited physically along with the various dignitaries who graced the occasion alongwith degree and award recepients. Rest of the faculty members and Institute office bearers and degree recepients families joined via video conferencing. After the arrival of the academic procession with traditional grandeur, every one rose to the National anthem.This was followed by customary lamp lighting and invoking the blessings of Ma Saraswati, the goddess of learning .The hon’ble Governor Smt. Anandiban Patelji declared the convocation formally open.

Shri R K Tiwari, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh and President, SGPGI welcomed the distinguished guests. Director, Professor R K Dhiman presented the progress report of the institute.

This was followed by felicitation of the dignitaries. Prof SR Naik Award, Prof S S Agarwal Award and Prof R K Sharma Award were conferred upon the deserving winners by the Hon'ble President Of India. Smt Anandiben Patelji addressed the learned gathering. She congratulated award winners and recipients of degrees and said that they should never lose humanitarian touch as they have a social responsibility towards mankind.

The Chief Guest, Hon'ble Shri Ram Nath Kovind blessed the students with his inspiring and kind words. He said that an Institute is not known only for its building and structure, but the consistent efforts of its staff in the field of research, patient care and teaching add to its recognition. He applauded our scientists for developing indigenous vaccines against Covid 19. Shri Sandeep Singh ji proposed the vote of thanks. The convocation ceremony ended with distribution of degrees to the passout students.

H.E. Ram Nath Kovind Ji graced the occasion as Chief Guest in 26th Convocation Day
Prof. R.K. Dhiman, Director, Presents the Annual Report of the Institute
Smt. Anandiben Patel, Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh & Visitor, SGPGIMS, encourages participants
Sri Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary, Govt. of U.P. & President, SGPGIMS, Welcomes Guest
Award & Degree Distribution Ceremony

SGPGI celebrated the culmination of education of 194 students in a poignant Convocation ceremony, on Saturday. In the Lecture Theatre Complex, which was both traditional and meaningful. Wearing traditional academic regalia and walking up the stage is the dream of every student. Due to Covid pandemic, the occasion was observed in hybrid mode. A select number of guests only attended physically, all the other guests joined via videoconferencing. The program started in the customary manner with the arrival of the Academic procession and welcoming the Dignitaries and guests, all those present at the venue and those connected via Zoom.The blessings of the Goddess Saraswati were invocated with Saraswati Vandana and Lamp lighting. The program started with welcoming of guests by Shri Rajendra kumar Tiwari, Chief secretary. UP and President, SGPGI. He welcomed all the dignitaries on dias and elaborated the institute's progress in various disciplines. H.E Smt. Anandiben Patelji, Hon’ble Governor of U. P presided over the function and conferred the degrees to 194 students who had successfully completed their DM/Mch/PhD/MD/PDCC and BSc (Nursing) training. The Governor blessed the audience with her words of wisdom. She stressed the need to have intensive research program in order to make treatment of various diseases available and affordable. She appreciated the idea of inviting school children to attend and see the grand ceremony of University Convocation for their encouragement. School-children who were invited to be a part of the convocation programme so that they get inspired to take up Medicine as a career were given gifts and nutritional hampers by the Governor. Honoris Causa degree was conferred upon Dr. Gagandeep Kang FNA, FASc, FNASc, FFPH, FAAM, FRS. Dr Kang is a clinician scientist, presently working as a Professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College, Vellor. She is the first woman Indian scientist to be inducted as Fellow of Royal Society. Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata graced the occasion as Chief Guest . Padamshree Dr Chandy,was CIBMTR 2014 Distinguished Service Award Recipient.He was the recipient of DSc , Honoria Causa Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2018 and DSc , Honoria Causa Amity University, Kolkata 2019. His talk focused on “Future of Medicine”.His excellent oratorial skills enthralled the audience. He said thatthere is nothing beautiful to leave something good for the humanity. Covid times have taught good things too: Zoom and Hybrid meetings, humanity rising to meet crisis, specially role of Health care workers and emphasis on building health infrastructure. With vaccine being rolled out, we may see better times. He further said that some failure in life is inevitable and teaches us more than success can. Professor R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, presented the Institute report for the last one year in his speech.He talked about Covid preparedness of SGPGI and tackling Covid head on with medical expertise, manpower and infrastructural changes. RCH (Rajdhani Corona Hospital)was set up as a stand alone facility ,Virtual ICU sessions ,Regular rounds over ZOOM with multispeciality inputs to improve patient outcome, HCW training and sensitization,Training of 52 other medical colleges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Screening stations at SGPGI ,Holding area for Non covid patients needing admissions-were all highlighted.At the same time,non covid work too went on and was mentioned as well as the contribution of all the Departments ,in these tough and demanding times.SGPGI did not shy away from its social responsibilities. 6 children undergoing treatment under the NTEP (National TB elimination program )of the Government were adopted by SGPGI doctors and staff as per the brainchild of Madam Hon’ble Governor. Prof S R Naik award for outstanding research investigator for the year 2020 was given to Prof. Udai Chand Ghoshal, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology. Prof S.S Agrawal award for Excellence in Research was given to Dr P.V Sai Saran, Department of Critical Care Medicine. Prof. R.K.Sharma award for Best DM and MCh. Student:The Best DM student award went to Dr. Hafis Muhammed V.K, Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology .The Best MCh. student award was bagged by Dr. Valiveru Chakrapani Ramya, Department of Endocrine Surgery . Shri Suresh Khanna, Honourable Minister of Finance, Parliamentary Affair and Medical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, also addressed the gathering. He congratulated Dr. R.K Dhiman for presenting a very bright and optimistic report of the institute. He said that once one gets into medical profession, he or she can get satisfaction only through service. Dean, SGPGI, Prof S.K Mishra proposed the vote of thanks. The program ended with the National Anthem and the academic procession leaving the Lecture theatre.

Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata graced the occasion as Chief Guest
H.E Smt. Anandiben Patelji, Hon’ble Governor of U. P speech
Shri Rajendra kumar Tiwari, Chief secretary. UP and President, SGPGI speech
Shri Suresh Khanna, Honourable Minister of Finance, Parliamentary Affair and Medical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, addressed the gathering
Prof. R.K. Dhiman, Director SGPGI Speech
Degree Awardees