5 students graduate from Frontier Lifeline, Bharat Sevak Samaj programme
First attempt in educating students from villages under the Ministry of Skill Development, aim to create an employment eco-system in the village areas so people can take up dignified jobs whilst also serving the society for a greater good: Dr Cherian
Dr KM Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital conducted the convocation ceremony for the first batch of five students who completed a two-year diploma in basic pathology, conducted in association with Bharat Sevak Samaj (BSS) with training and internship at the Frontier Lifeline Hospital’s department of pathology.
The students were awarded with a course completion certificate from BSS and training completion certificate from Frontier Lifeline Hospital.
Explaining this initiative, Dr K M Cherian, CEO and Founder, Dr K M Cherian Heart Foundation and Frontier Lifeline Hospital said, “This is the first attempt in educating our students from the villages under the Ministry of Skill Development. We have been recognised as the “Centre of Excellence” by National Productivity Council (September 20, 2017).”
This is reportedly the first time that BSS organised a two year diploma course in the field of pathology technicians dealing with preparation of microscopic study of tissues and mounting of anatomy specimens.
Dr Cherian explained how these five students, who had no prior formal training today realise the importance of preservation of data, 3D printing specimens and so on. “We aim to create an employment eco-system in the village areas so people can take up dignified jobs whilst also serving the society for a greater good.”
Dr Ishari Ganesh, Founder & Chancellor, VELS University, who was present on the occasion offered jobs for these graduates in the medical college coming up in Manjakuppam, Periyapaliyam to initiate the job placement.
Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, guest of honour, Sag Moeson, Director of Vocational Education & Skill Mission, Bharat Sevak Samaj, said, “It is great to be here for the graduation ceremony of these students. Bharat Sevak Samaj is a national development agency established in the year 1952 by the Planning Commission of Government of India and BSS certificate is attested by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. When Dr Cherian approached us for new courses on anatomy and embalming technicians and diploma courses for autopsy and curator, I was very happy. We immediately took this idea to the concerned authorities, got approval from the central government. The next day we gave out advertisements in reputed papers across Tamil Nadu and kick-started the programme. We hope more students benefit from this programme and many more graduate the next year.”
Chief Guest, Dr Ishari K Ganesh, Founder & Chancellor of VELS University congratulated the students on their graduation and conveyed his best wishes to Dr Cherian to establish one of India’s best medical schools.
Distinguished guest V Selvaraj, Retd IAS and Former Secretary, Govt. of India. said it was great to see students taking charge of their life for a better future and also congratulated their parents.