The seventh internship certificate awarding ceremony of the students from the Twintech International University College & Technology held at the Sankara Nethralaya Academy on the 28th of March 2012 was a perfect picture of the continuing understanding and synergy between the Sankara Nethralaya Academy and the Malaysian University in taking students to the next level in their chosen vocation. The jubilant students all set for the golden hour and the equally excited members of the faculty and management of the Sankara Nethralaya Academy reflected the deep involvement and joy of both partners.
Delivering the welcome address Ms Akila Ganesan, Registrar, Sankara Nethralaya Academy expressed her joy to be present on the happy and momentous occasion, she congratulated the students completing their internship and highlighted the various options that lay ahead of them, she also gave them healthy advice on how they should always place the patient’s interest foremost before everything else. Ms. Akila Ganesan warmly welcomed and thanked the Chief Guest Dr. Haliza Abdul Mutalib, Head and Associate Professor from the Universiti of Kebangsan, Malaysia and recalled that she was instrumental in signing the MoU with Twintech University, adding that she could be the right role model for the students assembled.
Speaking on the occasion Shri S.Vishwanathan, DGM, Optometry Department highlighted the exposure that the students completing their internship, received in every major department in addition to the continuing medical education programmes and case presentation emphasizing strongly on the strict and thorough evaluation methods adopted on completion of each program. Shri Vishwanathan congratulated the students from Malaysia on their ‘Log Book’ practice and commended that this could be something we could emulate too. Speaking on behalf of the students Ms Chong Lee gave an emotional account of their experience and showered everyone at the Academy and Sankara Nethralaya with fulsome praise. Chief Guest Dr Haliza congratulated the students for coming out with flying colours and reiterating that the MoU between the two institutions was a great decision indeed, she advised the students assembled to treat knowledge and learning as tools to serve the people and promised to speak to a number of Malaysian Universities including the Toon Hussain University on the Optometry Internship program.
The function ended with a thanks note from Ms. Subha, member Sankara Nethralaya Academy.