Address of Honourable Lt. Governor Delhi Sh. Anil Baijal on the 4th Convocation Ceremony of ILBS
Friday, January 13, 2017
Mr. Vice President Sir, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Delhi, the Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, the dedicated staff of ILBS, friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen..
It is a singular honour for me to be present here today amongst some of the brightest minds of the country and be a part of this momentous occasion, the 4th Convocation Ceremony of ILBS. I am delighted to know that this institution is a unique endeavour of the Government of Delhi to provide a state of art patient care services, advanced training and dedicated research in the field of liver and biliary diseases at affordable cost. The contributions made to the health services by this great institution can-not be over-emphasized. The World Health Organization has designated ILBS as a Collaborating Centre on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases – truly ‘a rare honour’. It has developed the best in class clinical protocols and emergency services.
I have been informed that on academic front as well this institution has introduced first of its kind Post Doctoral courses in Adult and Pediatric Hepatology, Liver Surgery and Transplants, Transplant Anesthesia and Critical Care and several other certificate courses.
The outstanding achievements of this glorious Institute provide an opportunity to us to introspect on what more needs to be done to take this institution to a higher level of excellence so that it could be treated at par with Harvard Medical School or Mayo Clinic.
As an autonomous institution and a deemed to be University, we assure you of full support and encouragement to achieve this vision.
I congratulate the Director, faculty members, the non teaching staff and the students of this esteemed Institute on their achievements and wish the Institute continued success. I also thank you for making me a part of this unforgettable moment and urge each one of you graduating today to always remember that your mission in life should be to wipe every tear from every eye, as exhorted by the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi.