'Rural service must for BDS students'

Reduction in value system in the society has disheartened, says former Lokayukta Justice Santhosh Hegde

Speaking at the national conference of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry organised by A B Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences here on Friday, he said that the rural people were not treated by dentists. There are 290 dental colleges in the country.

The dentists should give priority to the rural areas. The three month internship would be befetiing as the gradutes would be exposed to the rural areas. Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde said that reduction in value system in the society had disheartened him. “I can not forget the bitter experiences as Lokayukta of Karnataka.

The bureaucracy and the political system has become so corrupt in Karnataka that it can not be repaired. The tragedy is that corruption has engulfed education sector as well.

The teachers who were responsible for building the future of the students are also not doing justice to the job. There is a need to instill values in the society.”
Corruption is like a disease. The youth should raise their voice against corruption which has spread its tentacles all over.

President of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry Naveet Grewal also spoke. Justice Hegde also released a souvenir.

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