Armed Forces Medical College Celebrates Platinum Jubilee
The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune celebrated its Platinum Jubilee from 30th April to 1st May 2023. The two-day event marked the completion of 75 glorious years of excellence in medical education and research by this prestigious institute, which has firmly established itself as one of the top medical colleges in the country. The clinicians and the paramedics from AFMC are deployed across the frontiers of the country to provide healthcare to the Armed Forces of the Nation. In addition, several of its alumni have distinguished themselves as outstanding medical luminaries in India and abroad.
The highlight of the celebrations was the Platinum Jubilee Medical Update inaugurated by Lt Gen Daljit Singh, AVSM, VSM, PHS, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services & Sr Col Comdt on 30 Apr 2023. It was attended by high-ranking officers and civilian dignitaries from across the country. Eminent medical professionals shared their sagacious knowledge and expertise through orations, panel discussions and symposiums. One of the highlights of the update was a panel discussion on ‘Contributions of the Alumni to AFMC and the Way Forward’ which was held in hybrid mode, with panelist and participants contributing from across the globe. The event also witnessed a Clinicopathological Case Discussion and a debate on “Artificial Intelligence - A boon for clinicians”. Internationally renowned clinicians Dr Prabir Roy Chaudhury and Dr Ruby Pawankar both alumni of AFMC delivered the Platinum Jubilee orations.
The second day of the celebrations began with a solemn wreath laying ceremony where in the DGAFMS led the alumni and cadets in paying homage to the martyrs at the ‘Prerna Sthal’ at AFMC.
A 108 ft National flag was hoisted on the occasion by the DGAFMS, Mr Naveen Jindal, former member of Parliament, President and founder of Flag Foundation of India, and Lt Gen DP Vats, PVSM, SM, VSM (Retd), Member of Parliament.
The august gathering also witnessed an audio-visual walk through 75 glorious years of the college titled “Timeless Reflections, scientific presentation and a musical tribute ‘Dhawantari Sur Tarang’ by the medical cadets, showcasing the outstanding academic and rich cultural talent. The two-day event was successfully conducted under the able guidance and patronage of Lt Gen Narendra Kotwal, SM, VSM, the Director and Commandant of AFMC