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New Delhi : Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on September 25, 2018, inaugurated the 63rd Foundation Day celebrations of the AIIMS, New Delhi, here.  Choubey gave away the research excellence awards to 14 faculty members at the function. Academic awards and medals were given to 30 medical and para-medical students.

Dr J S Guleria, former Dean (Academics) and Head of the Department of Medicine, AIIMS, and Prof Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS, New Delhi were also present at the event. This day marks the beginning of undergraduate teaching at AIIMS and was the day the first batch of MBBS classes was held in 1956.

Speaking at the function, Choubey stated that the Institute has always maintained the highest standards of meritocracy and learning and has established itself not only in India but also at global platform as an apex medical institution that best combines excellent medical education with cutting edge research and quality healthcare. He said that AIIMS has established high reputation and has contributed significantly in academic, research and patient care. It has maintained number one rank and has attracted students from various other countries like USA, UK, Australia, Germany, etc, he said.

Choubey said that AIIMS is the mentor institution for the new AIIMS like institutions being established across the country. In this regard, the work done by AIIMS in formulating and reviewing subordinate legislation including the AIIMS Rules and Regulations has been commendable, he said, according to a PIB release.

AIIMS, New Delhi, also organised an exhibition on ‘Next Generation Health Care” on the occasion. All the departments displayed posters, exhibits and videos on the future of healthcare. Innovative and interactive displays including a dental check-up, eye check and other medical investigations were also arranged for the benefit of visitors. The exhibition will remain open for the public till  September 30, 2018. To promote the Campaign of ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’, a human chain was made with display of messages and slogans.

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