SKIMS celebrates ‘First Research Day’

VCs stress on localised and indigenous research

SRINAGAR: To commemorate Doctor’s Day, SKIMS celebrated the ‘First Research Day’ on Monday during which various scientific sessions of 30 faculty members representing each of the specialty presented their research work on varied topics after selected by a review committee.
Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar, who was the chief guest on the occasion, felicitated the SKIMS administration on bringing forth the research done at SKIMS. He said research opens new frontiers and there should be constant efforts in this direction as the purpose of all knowledge is action.
The guests of honour, Professor Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir and Dr Adarsh Chaudhary, Chairman GI Surgery, GI Oncology and Bariatric Surgery, Medanta lauded the administration for organising the first of its kind research programme. They stressed on localised and indigenous research.
Program coordinator, Dr Ashraf Ganie highlighted the essence of conducting the ‘First Research Day’ and said there is a need to do clinical practice in light of the research relevant to local and global diseases. In developing countries, lot of resource is lost in inappropriate use of medicine for which cutting edge research is needed which changes clinical practice, he said.
Director SKIMS/EOSG Dr Omar Javed Shah appreciated the faculty for contributions and said the research day, which will be held annually, is an important event with long term implications. SKIMS has taken a lead in research at par with global institutions and is a reputed centre to produce skilled resource, he said and thanked all guests and participants in the event.
The event was attended by eminent scientists and ex-directors of the institution besides students and faculty.
The research day logo was also released on the occasion symbolising creation of harmonious environment for growth of enlightened minds to generate new ideas for innovation in research.
Co-coordinator of the programme Dr Muzaffar Maqsood Wani presented vote of thanks.