On February 19, at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture was held a Forum of Indian Medical Graduates in Russia and the CIS countries. The event was organized by All-India Foreign Medical Graduates Association jointly with Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Chennai.
The event brought together about 150 medical graduates who have graduated in the USSR and also who recently completed their studies in Russia and the CIS countries.
H.E. Mr. Sergey L. Kotov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in South India, Mr. Mikhail Gorbatov, Deputy Head of mission Rossotrudnichestvo in India, Prof. Dr. V. I. Koshel, Rector, Stavropol State Medical University, Prof. Dr. K. R. Amlaev, Vice Rector, Stavropol State Medical University, Prof. Dr. I. V. Afonkin, Vice Rector, Stavropol State Medical University, Prof. Dr. M. Bhaskaran, Vice Chancellor, Tamilnadu Open University, Mr. A. Anwhar Raajhaa, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Dr. A. Najeerul Ameen, Director, Noble Hospital and President, All India Foreign Medical Graduates Association (AIFMGA) participated in the program.
At the opening of the Forum, it was noted that this year marks the 70-th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and India. Associations and unions of graduates are active members of the movement of friendship between our countries - in the field of humanitarian, business and scientific and technical cooperation, promotion of Russian education and Russian language.
President of All India Foreign Medical Graduates Association Dr. Najeerul Ameen spoke to the participant about the activities of the Association. He stressed that the graduates of Russian universities-doctors and specialists are now actively practice not only in large cities and metropolitan areas of the country, but also in numerous Indian villages and rural areas. The Association also helps the graduates to maintain friendship with classmates, introduce them with senior colleagues. As practice shows, Indian graduates of Russian universities with their successful professional activities, and participation in educational fairs and seminars at the RCSC, promote Russian higher education in India and strengthen a favorable attitude towards Russia and its citizens.
At the Forum, it was also said that India needed to have more highly qualified specialists in the field of medicine, ready to work in the country rather than abroad, and to engage in socially useful activities. In the solution of this nationwide task, the important part is assign to education in Russia and the CIS countries where it still differs in high quality and financial affordable for wide layers of Indians.
The event was covered in the media.