PRERANA-23 and 26th Annual National Homoeopathic Conference at Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Deralakatte
Mangaluru: The Inauguration of the South Indian Homoeo Fest – Prerana ‘23 andthe 26th Annual National Homoeopathic Conference was held on November 4,2023,at Father Muller Auditorium, Deralakatte.
Dr Saddam Navas, IAS, Additional District Magistrate, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, was the Chief Guest for the programme. Rev.Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, presided over the programme, and the occasion was also graced by Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator, FMHMCH & HPD; Rev. Ashwin Crasta, Asst. Administrator, FMHMCH & HPD; Dr ESJ Prabhu Kiran, Principal, FMHMC; Dr Vilma Meera D’souza, Vice Principal, FMHMC; Dr Rakhal P. Convener, Prerana-23; and Dr Amitha P. Baliga, Organizing Secretary, 26th Annual National Homoeopathic Conference.
The dignitaries were welcomed with a traditional Poorna Kumbha. The formal inaugural programme commenced by invoking the blessings of the almighty and lighting the lamp. Dr E. S. J. Prabhu Kiran, Principal, FMHMC, welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest.
On this occasion, the Annual College Magazine “Pioneer 2023” was released by the Chief Guest. Staff Editor Dr Jolly D’Mello presented the highlights of the magazine and also announced the prize winners of the cover design competition.
The Chief Guest, Dr Saddam Navas, IAS, expressed in his inaugural address his pleasure and contentment to be a part of Prerana-23 and said that technology cannot replace doctors, so practically we have to reach out to the community to identify their needs. As a team, we have to prepare ourselves for the future in terms of research and updating knowledge.
Father Muller Homoeopathic Pharmaceutical Division is famous all over the world for its quality Homoeopathic products and medicines. Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator, FMHMC&H and FMHPD, launched a series of new products, along with the Director, FMCI.
Dr Srinath Rao, former Principal and HOD of the Materia Medica department, was felicitated on the occasion by the Director and chief guest for 36 years of dedicated and valuable service rendered to the institution.
Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator, FMHMC&H, and FMHPD, addressed the gathering and said that the South Indian Homoeo Fest is an opportunity to exchange expertise and knowledge. He also emphasized the need for the student gathering to look beyond the horizon and make their presence felt and known by the nation.
Rev. Fr Richard A. Coelho, Director, FMCI, presented a memento to the Chief Guest as a token of appreciation and gratitude. In his presidential address, he congratulated the team for hosting the Prerana 23 and 26th conferences. He wished the participants to give their best.
Prerana-23, the Mega Cultural event that brought many Homoeopathic colleges together, witnessed a prolific and spectacular cultural and literary extravaganza. More than 525 students participated from 16 different South Indian Homoeopathic colleges and won prizes worth one lakh.
Dr Rakhal P. Convener, South Indian Homoeo Fest, proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Deepa Rebello and Dr Manish Tiwari compered the programme.
On November 5, 2023, there will be the 26th Annual National Homoeopathic Conference. Dr Sreekar Manu, Chairman, Managing Director, and Founder of Dr Manu’s Homoeopathy, and Dr Rajat Chattopadhyay, Principal & Administrator, The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, will be the resource persons for the day. Around 720 delegates will be attending the conference.
The valedictory programme will be held on November 5, 2023. Dr K. Narayanan, Distinguished Alumnus, Classical Carnatic Musician, and Playback Singer, will be the chief guest.