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PGIMER celebrates 61st foundation day

PGIMER celebrates 61st foundation day

The outstanding employees of the PGIMER who were awarded by Lt-Gen Daljit Singh, DG, Armed Forces Medical Services, on the 61st foundation day celebrations of the institute in Chandigarh on Monday

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 8

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, reached a historic milestone today by celebrating its 61st foundation day and commemorating institute’s medical excellence.

Prof Vivek Lal, Director of the PGIMER, honours Lt-Gen Daljit Singh.

Lt-Gen Daljit Singh, AVSM, VSM, PHS, DGAFMS & Sr Col Commandant, AMC, who was the chief guest at the function, lauded the efforts of the PGIMER and doctors. “We must strive hard for our motherland and honour the legacy of PGI’s founding fathers. It is crucial to embrace our own path in life, even if it is not perfect, rather than longing for another’s. The spirit of belonging to the nation is vital,” said Lt-Gen Singh. He added, “We must reject selfish and self-centred practices, understanding that a doctor must embody qualities beyond technical skills.”

He drew parallels between the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) and the PGIMER, emphasising the institute’s pivotal role in shaping healthcare professionals. He also commended the AFMS for their swift response and exemplary service in the toughest of the terrains. “In the face of extreme conditions, from frozen equipment to non-motorable roads, our medical personnel persevere, embodying resilience and compassion in every mission to the extent of making supreme sacrifices of their lives so that we live in peace,” stated Lt-Gen Singh as he narrated an emotional account of the Gallantry Awards 2024 held recently.

Earlier, Prof Vivek Lal, PGIMER Director, congratulated the fraternity for the foundation day. “From its very inception, PGI’s formal teaching has been ahead of any medical institute in India, producing exceptional teachers, outstanding students and a global alumni network that shines worldwide,” highlighted the Director.

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