Ludhiana, March 24, 2017: The Annual Founder’s Day celebrations of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana were held on Friday.
This day is celebrated in the loving memory of CMC’s founder, Dame Edith Brown, who realized the need for training doctors and nurses to serve the community. Her initiative over 123 years ago now stands as one of the premier medical institutions in India. Nearly 65 alumni from the batches of 1967 and 1986, visited their alma mater for their 50 years and 25 years reunion respectively from all over the world. Some of them visited after decades having left the portals of Christian Medical College! Many other alumni over the years also attended the celebrations.
The day started with a Worship Service in College Chapel, remembering the alumni who have passed on and are no longer with us, especially from the reunion batches. Dr Subhash Singla, President, Association of Medical Alumni, CMC welcomed the visiting alumni. Dr. Abraham G. Thomas, Director, CMC & Hospital and Dr Tejinder Singh, Acting Principal, CMC, addressed the gathering. Visiting alumni, alumni from the city and nearby towns and CMC faculty and students attended the function with great interest.
Dr. Abraham G. Thomas, Dr. Tejinder Singh and Dr. Kim J. Mammen (Associate Director, CMC) gave away the mementoes to the Reunion Batches. During this, the Alumni shared their experiences since graduation and also narrated anecdotes about their time spent in CMC many years ago. The alumni also visited the hostels, college and hospital premises to relive old memories and to see the newer developments that have taken place at CMC, since the days that they were here.