Bangalore, October 5th, 2012: RajaRajeswari Dental College and Hospital celebrated its 17th Graduation Day and spearheaded ‘Karvaan’, the cultural event, 2012 at its Mysore Road campus with actor Ragini Dwivedi. The graduation day was graced by honored dignitaries such as Sri A.C. Shanmugam, Chairman, RajaRajeswari Group of Institutions and renowned dentist, Professor Dr. Ramananda Shetty, Vice Chancellor of NITTE in Mangalore who was the chief guest of the event delivered the convocation address.
Congratulating the students who graduated as dentists this year, Sri A.C. Shanmugam, Chairman, RajaRajeswari Dental College and Hospital said, “Karnataka is highly regarded nationally as a state that provides quality education specially in the field of Medical and dental science. Graduation Day is extremely significant for all of you and it feels great to see that each one of you look really confident to apply their skills for the service of mankind. This is a career that gives you the option to bring a change in the social order. So, I would like to convey my best wishes to all the graduates believing that you will make us proud. People in our nation requires dental care and you have to shoulder the responsibility to guide them.”
The Chief Guest, Professor Dr. Ramananda Shetty, Vice Chancellor of NITTE in Mangalore said, “We have 307 institutions in the country that coach dentistry and around 30,000 dentists are produced annually from these institutions. In a country like India where we have a huge population, the number of dentists is really less. Hence, in order to fill this gap we need to produce quality dentists. Our chief focus should be on providing the country with qualified dentists.” He added, “Another striking aspect that we witnessed in this institution is that among all the students 60% students are girls. This shows that huge development that we have made in the education front.” The students of the college highlighted the graduation day with cultural activities aimed at developing the cultural talents through constructive expression of art. The activities included group dance performances, singing (solo & group) and local theatrical arts.