Manipal institutions observe Founder's Day

Manipal Group of Institutions, Manipal, observed the Founder’s Day, the 118th birth anniversary of Dr TMA Pai, recently.

The programmes began with bhajans and tributes were paid to Dr Pai at different venues. Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake,  said Dr Pai was a visionary. He spoke of how he reigned in illiteracy, ill-health and poverty in the region. 

The Founder’s Day awards were presented to achievers on the occasion. They are:

Best Poster Awards: Abhishek Kumar, Raju Kumar, Shinde Swapnil Rohidas Anupama (all CDFD, Hyderabad), Manish Kumar (IOB, Bengaluru), Stephen Rajan Samuel (SOAHS, Manipal), Suran R Nambisan, (IBAB, Bangalore), Sanoop M and Sachidananda H K (both Manipal), Manjunathan P (PPISR, Bengaluru) and Soundarya Iyer (NIAS, Bengaluru).

Kundapur Mohan and Lata Bhandarkars’ merit-cum-means scholarship for PhD candidates: Kiran Avadhani (Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal) and Akshatha (Manipal Institute of Technology).

Kundapur Mohan and Lata Bhandarkars’ merit-cum-means scholarship—Kumar Vishal and Chanda Manu Koushik (Both MIT), Tenzin Tsetan, Lydia James and Kavya B (MCON, Manipal) Jessica Kishor Gaekwad and Shetty Shrija Jaya (SOAHS, Manipal).

Sharada M Pai Memorial Award by Mahila Samaj— Rathi R Shetty, junior health assistant, Government Hospital, Karkala (for Nursing);  Prema, Anganwadi Centre, Kalmady, Udupi)
15th Kadambi Scholarship Award for excellence in Sports and Academics for the year 2015-1: Sankalpa A J (KMC Manipal),   Ravishankar V A (MIT, Manipal)  for excellence in Sports and Academics for the year 2015-16.

Innovation Day Competition Prizes: First prize-Dr Srikant N and Dr Ravindra Kotian of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore for making ‘Telepath’ a smartphone adaptor for microscope. 

Innovation Institution awards: First-Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru; second-Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal and third-Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics.

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