KIMS Community Medicine Alumnus meet

The first KIMS Community Medicine Alumnus meet was held on 26th January 2014. The venue was Confident Cascade resorts, Bannerghatta road, Bangalore. An informal get together was held to express gratitude to teachers and to network with fellow alumni and current post graduates.

The president of KIMS Community Medicine alumni association is Dr B J Mahendra, (First PG and currently working as Professor and HOD of Community Medicine, MIMS, Mandya), secretary is Dr D H Ashwath Narayana (currently working as Professor and HOD of Community Medicine, KIMS, Bangalore) and treasurer is Dr B S Pradeep (currently associate professor, public health department, NIMHANS, Bangalore).

The occasion was graced by 30 Alumni from all batches from various parts of the country and outside along with 17 current postgraduates of the department with their family members. Guest attendees included teaching faculty and non-teaching faculty with their family members.

First alumni Meet, 26th January 2014. Dr. A.N. Armugam (sitting, 3rd from left), Dr M K Sudarshan (sitting 2nd from left, Dean and Principal) along with other staff and alumnus.

The master of the ceremony was Dr Anandagiri (currently working as consultant at NHS, UK). The meet started with invocation song by Dr.Chandana (postgraduate), welcome speech was given by Dr B J Mahendra and information on the objectives of KIMS Community Medicine Alumnus was given by Dr B S Pradeep.

Inaugural Function

This was followed by felicitation to our experienced and respected senior staff, Dr. A.N. Armugam, Dr. M.K. Sudarshan, Dr. B.G. Parasuramalu, Dr. M.S. Rajanna and Dr. Gangaboraiah. They shared their experience in this department and informed that hardwork helped to reach great height and success both in academic and research work.

Dr. A.N. Armugam

Dr. M.K. Sudarshan

Dr. B.G. Parasuramalu

Dr. M.S. Rajanna

Dr. Gangaboraiah
Felicitation of Teachers

Also the current non alumnus teaching faculties, non-teaching faculties, nursing staffs in the department were honored with mementos.

Kaleidoscope, a book containing details of alumnus and current postgraduates was released. A walk down memory with photos from different time periods depicting the departmental activities since its inception were projected and appreciated by all present. This was followed by talks from the alumni. They shared their experiences in this department during their post-graduation and also spoke on how staff helped to enhance their knowledge in the field of community medicine including inculcation of leadership and managerial qualities. They attributed their success to strong foundations instilled by the department. This was followed by group photo sessions and vote of thanks.

Release of Kaleidoscope

Afternoon session, following delightful lunch, began with important discussion on building of formal alumnus group and strengthening link between alumni and current post graduates for support in the field of community medicine with their vast experience. Commendable suggestions and proposals came up for approval and some for later action. An adhoc committee was conceived to oversee the activities planned which consists of Dr. Ashwath Narayana, Dr. Anandgiri, Dr. Pradeep, Dr. Sudhashree, Dr. Venkatesh, Dr. Praveen Kulkarni and Dr. Chandana. This was followed by cultural activities and sports for alumni and current post graduates. The meet ended with promise to meet again.

The RHTC also has liasion with three other Primary Health Centers namely, PHC Kengeri, PHC K. Gollahally and PHC Sullikere and works in close coordination with them in day to day functioning, implementation of all the national programmes, etc. They also work in CHC, Kengeri .

Flashbacks from Alumni

First alumni Meet, 26th January 2014. Teaching Staff, non-teaching staff & Alumni and post graduates.

Meeting of Alumni

Informal Gathering