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MEDALS IN hand and dreams in the eyes. This was how one could picture 66 young achievers of the KGMU who won medals for academic excellence. Shalini Maheshwari grabbed the prestigious Hewett Medal with eight other gold medals, says, ?being in medical profession you have to succeed professionally as well as socially.? She says, ?Some portion of the curriculum should include working in rural areas so that young doctors should develop a knack for serving low facility environs.?

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 00:35 IST

MEDALS IN hand and dreams in the eyes. This was how one could picture 66 young achievers of the KGMU who won medals for academic excellence.

Shalini Maheshwari grabbed the prestigious Hewett Medal with eight other gold medals, says, “being in medical profession you have to succeed professionally as well as socially.” She says, “Some portion of the curriculum should include working in rural areas so that young doctors should develop a knack for serving low facility environs.”

Shalini, daughter of a bank official preparing to become, leading Gynaecologist of the country and her hopes are supported by her father VK Maheshwari.

A majority of achievers felt strongly about transparency in academics. Asked they said a separate commission should be framed for conducting entrance examinations.

“Deserving students should not suffer. A separate commission would ensure transparency,” said Surabhi Chandra Gyan Prakash (three gold medals), Surabhi Chandra (three gold and a silver medal), Deepti verma (three gold medals), Vasvi Singh, Rupali Singh (one gold medal) and several other achievers expressed the need and their aims to raise the standards of health care in the country.

Gyan Prakash wants to excel in Urology.

“I want to focus more on research as India is still dependant upon other countries for new researches,” he said.

Winner of gold medal in Opthopaedic surgery Bhupesh Singh, Neeraj Kant Says Surabhi Chandra who won three gold medals, “I had to keep the hopes of my parents as they remained my inspiration.”

Agrawal topper of the plastic surgery department want to see India as leader in health care.

“It is always sad that health care is not available to the poor lot of the country.

The jinx has to be broken and this needs to be done by those coming fresh from the institutes,” said Vasvi Singh.

First Published: Jan 11, 2006 00:35 IST