11th Orientation day programme hosted at Manav Rachna Dental College

Manav Rachna Dental College (MRDC) hosted the 11th Orientation Day programme for its new students BDS 2016-17 Batch, and did so, with great zeal and commitment. The occasion marked the Orientation of the 11 batch, and in that the College left no stone unturned in giving its new students and their parents a warm welcome. role to help students acquire not just domain knowledge but gravitate towards research and innovation Gracing the first day of the academic year, were a whole galaxy of dignitaries such as Dr O.P. Kalra, Vice Chancellor, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak, Haryana who was the Chief Guest on the occasion; Major General (Retd) Dr P.N. Awasthi, Advisor, Dental and Applied sciences, MRDC; Dr M.M. Kathuria, Trustee, MREI; Dr Sanjay Srivastava, MD, MREI and VC, MRU; Dr N.C. Wadhwa, VC, MRIU; Dr Arundeep Singh, Principal, MRDC; Dr Ashim Agarwal, Dean-Academics, UG department, MRDC; among others.

Welc oming the students Principal Dr Arundeep Singh gave a broad overview of the BDS program while calling Dental Professionals the ‘smile changers’.

Speaking on the occasion, General (Retd) Dr P.N. Awasthi, apprised students and parents about MRDC’s NAAC ‘A’ grade status and the manifold achievements and accolades it has received over the years. He also emphasized on MRDC’s “accent on quality education and that there is no luck but labour in dentistry”.

Deeply appreciative of students at the orientation meet, Dr O.P. Kalra, said, “Orientation day is an important milestone in a student’s life. The right institution will always impart proper clinical skills to help students evolve as competent professionals. At MRDC, the conducive academic ambience will pave the way for a student’s strong foundation. All students should learn the ABC of right conduct comprising Availability (A), Behavior (B) and Competence and Compassion (C).” He also spoke about “the sacred nature of doctor-patient relationship and the movement to teach ethics to medical students”. Dr O.P. Kalra further informed that Bioethics has been incorporated as part of the BDS training at Pt B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak, and in that MRDC has played a significant role in bringing about this necessary inclusion.

The Orientation Day also witnessed ‘white coats’ being awarded to 5 new meritorious MRDC students who had excelled at the NEET qualifying entrance exams as a mark of honour. The fresh batch also undertook the pledge to remain disciplined, respectful, regular and compassionate during their years in college while being spiritually conscious and morally upright as part of the Manav Rachna cod