Newdelhi:11/1/21:Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today presided over the 47th Convocation of AIIMS New Delhi for the year 2018 and 2019 in the presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.Ms. PoonamKhetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO SEARO was the Chief Guest for the event.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan began by recognizing and thanking all his predecessors for the bridges they built for the institution. “No institution ever attains greatness accidentally even if it has the potential and must always endeavor to attain it,” he added.
Formulating a new vision for AIIMS by looking at the undaunting spirit of its founder, he said, “RajkumariAmritKaur reached out to foreign countries and international development partners to make up for the shortage in fund allocation in her quest to provide world class medical education to common Indians.” He continued “By 1961 itself, AIIMS had attained global repute. We have much to learn from RajkumariAmritKaur’s spirit of innovation and courage to envision bold new ventures. That also remains the DNA of AIIMS.”
Dr. Harsh Vardhan thereafter congratulated the AIIMS Community for being ranked as number one among medical institutions by National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the Ministry of education for the third consecutive year.