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Japan's Third Major General Kartar Singh Oration
Posted December 12, 2017
On behalf of the Chairman of PFA India Section, Fellow Prof. Dr. N. Sridhar Shetty and members of the Senate, it is my privilege as Secretary of PFA India Section to wish you all “A Prosperous and Happy New Year 2017”. During 2016, the India Section of Pierre Fauchard Academy arranged the PFA Colgate CDE Programme as the Third Maj. Gen. Dr. Kartar Singh Oration on Saturday December 03, 2016 at 04.00 pm, in Hotel Vivanta by Taj, Thiruvananthapuram. The programme started with Prayer, followed by Welcome Address by the PFA India Section Chairman 2017, Fellow Prof. Dr. N. Sridhar Shetty. The Chief Editor of Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy India Section, Fellow Prof.Dr. V.P. Jalili gave an introduction about the Oration. PFA India Section Vice Chairperson Fellow Prof. Dr. Reena R Kumar introduced the Chief Guest, Fellow Prof. Dr. George Jacob, Joint Director of Medical Education (Retd.), Kerala State who inaugurated the Third Maj. Gen. Dr. Kartar Singh Oration. PFA India Section Secretary, Fellow Prof. Dr. T. Samraj introduced the Oration speaker, Fellow Prof. Dr. O.P. Kharbanda, Director of Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi who delivered the Oration on “Orthodontics for Kids, Adolescents, Adults and Elders”. PFA India Section Assistant Secretary, Fellow Prof. Dr. S. Balagopal proposed Vote of Thanks, which was followed by High Tea. There were 150 participants.
The 30thAnnual Convocation and Awards Ceremony of PFA India Section held at Ball Room in Hotel Vivanta by Taj, C.V. Raman Pillai Road, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014, started with Prayer at 06.30 pm. After the Chairman, Fellow Prof. Dr. George Jacobadorned the Chairman's collar, he declared the 30thAnnual Convocation and Awards Ceremony “Open”. He welcomed the Chief Guest, Guests, Fellows, Awardees and New Inductees and traced the history of PFA India Section and the contributions of Dr. Pierre Fauchard to Modern Dentistry. Fellow Prof. Dr. Jyothindra Kumar introduced the Chief Guest, Dr. A. Ajayaghosh, Director of National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. After the Secretary, Fellow Prof. Dr. T. Samraj, introduced the 28 new Inductees, they were awarded the PFA India Section Fellowship Certificates by the Chief Guest Dr. A. Ajayaghosh, the PFA Medallions by the Chairman and PFA Pins by the Chief Editor, Fellow Prof. Dr. V.P. Jalili. Later, the Chairman administered the Pledge of PFA India Section to the new inductees. After this, the Secretary presented the Awardees and the Chief Guest gave away 10 PFA Best outgoing B.D.S. Student Awards and 10 PFA International Senior Student Awards. The PFA International Student Undergraduate Certificate of Merit, the highest PFA student Award, was presented to Ms. Bala Venkata Bharathi C.H of SRM Dental College, Chennai. The PFA India Section Honorary Fellowship was conferred on Dr. Rajesh Chandna from New Delhi, the first Indian to occupy the coveted position of President of International College of Dentists. The Editor of JPFA, Fellow Prof. Dr. O.P. Kharbanda brought the latest issue of JPFA, which was released by the Chief Guest. This was followed by the Convocation address by the Chief Guest, Dr. A. Ajayaghosh. The Chief Guest gave an inspiring address, wherein he challenged the newly inducted Fellows to emulate the high professional and ethical standards of Dr. Pierre Fauchard. On behalf of the new Fellows, Fellow Dr. Rushitum K Mistry responded. The Chairman announced the names of the new III Vice Chairman Fellow Prof. Dr. Jyothindra Kumar from Thiruvananthapuram, new IV Vice Chairman Fellow Prof. Dr. Swatantra Agarwal from Moradabad, Chief Editor of JPFA Fellow Prof. Dr. O.P. Kharbanda from New Delhi, Emeritus Editor of JPFA Fellow Prof. Dr. V.P. Jalili from Indore and Secretary & Treasurer Fellow Prof. Dr. T. Samraj from Salem. He also informed the creation of 4 new positions of Assistant Secretary for each area of the Vice Chairman and that their names shall be included after receipt of nomination by the Vice Chairman and acceptance by the new Chairman for this year, as it was approved only today. After Fellow Prof. Dr. V.P. Jalili introduced the incoming Chairman, Fellow Prof. Dr. N. Sridhar Shetty from Mangalore, the Chairman Fellow Prof. Dr. George Jacob installed him as the new Chairman of PFA India Section for 2017. The new Chairman announced his plans to organise the 31st Annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Sunday December 17, 2017 at Mangalore.
He also outlined plans for conducting one CDE Programme in the area of each Vice Chairman and Assistant Secretary during the year, which shall be communicated to you. After Vote of Thanks by the Secretary and National Anthem, the Chairman declared the Convocation and Awards Ceremony “Closed”. Nearly 135 delegates attended the Ceremony and the Dinner. The 30thAnnual Convocation and Awards Ceremony of PFA India Section was sponsored by M/s Colgate Palmolive India Ltd., Dr. Sruthi, PG student from Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram compered the full event in an excellent manner