YEN-ONAM’18 Celebration @ YIT

According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Onam is celebrated at the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam Calendar.

As like every year, YIT did celebrate Onam, the prayers of the auspicious day to the flood-affected victims of Kerala and Madikeri.

The celebrations started with setting up of an attractive floral decoration (pookalam) in the reception area that was reminiscent of the agrarian past of Kerala, a South Indian state. Impressive designs and artistic creativity were the hallmarks of the Pookalam, which turned out to be attractive and mesmerizing and took everyone into a world of festivity.

Other main special attraction Thiruvaathira Dance (folk dance around pookalam),  Mahabali of Yenepoya (YITian), jovial games and delicious Onam special food included with varieties of vegetables, rice, banana, and payasam.

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2018

To pay our homage to the brave soldiers and great martyrs of our country, on Kargil Vijay Diwas, a Special Programme was conducted by the grade VIII students on 27.07.2018. A skit along with a dance was enacted on the life of a soldier. A presentation was made to brief the gathering about the Kargil War. Four special ex-army officers Mr. Mohan Kumar, Mr. Suresh Kumar, Dr. B K Shivprasad Rai and Mr. Victor Vijay Rego were invited for the programme. The guests were honoured with a memento, shawl and fruit basket from The Yenepoya School, as a token of gratitude. Dr. B K Shivprasad Rai and Mr. Victor Vijay Rego spoke a few words and addressed the gathering. The Students were then allowed to ask the guests a few questions related to the occasion. The Programme ended with a video documentary of the journey of a soldier and inaugurating the Kargil Fund. The proceeds will be donated to the families of the soldiers who sacrificed  their lives for our country.

Diya Ravi Kumar wins 4 titles at International Miss Pre-Teen Contest held at Thailand

Diya Ravi Kumar of Grade IX, of The Yenepoya School, was felicitated along with her parents Ravi Kumar and Vani Kumar, at a Special Assembly conducted in the School auditorium on 11.07.2018 after winning 4 International Miss Pre-Teen Contest titles – ‘Best Evening Wear’, ‘Best Talent Overall’, ‘Best Talent’ and 2nd Runner-Up ‘Asia Pacific Princess 2018’. She also spoke a few words and shared her experiences of her achievements. Campus Director, Mrs. Mishria Javeed also addressed the students with her motivational speech.

The Yenepoya School Cricket Team emerges victorious after many wins at Sri Lanka

The The Yenepoya School Cricket team has emerged victorious after many wins at the 5 one-day Cricket Series held in Sri Lanka at Kandy, Colombo and Ratnapura. Six students along with their coaches Santhosh Misquith and Ashwin Koppal participated in this event and have brought back laurels to our School. The Students who took part were – Aman Akthar Guthigar, Grade X (Longest Sixes Award), Aman M Shetty, Grade X (Best Bowler Award, man of the Match and Highest Wicket Taker Award), Mohammed Riham, Grade X (Man of the Match Award and Highest Wicket Taker Award), Rajdeep Singh, Grade X, Advait Acharya, Grade VII and Soham Acharya, Grade VII. The School felicitated the young Cricketers at a Special Assembly held on 11.07.2018. The Students were then addressed by Mr. Santhosh Misquith and Mr. Joseph Mechirath, Principal.

‘Yen Blood Connect 2018’

On the occasion of Doctor’s Day 2018, the students of Grade IX conducted a special programme. A Blood Donation Camp, ‘Yen Blood Connect 2018’, was organized by The Yenepoya School, Jeppinamogaru, in collaboration with The Yenepoya Medical College, Derelakatte. The Blood Donation Camp was inaugurated by Dr. Alfred Augustine, Dr. Vikram Shetty and Dr. Prajaktha Kulkarni along with Mr. Joseph Mechirath, Principal of The Yenepoya School and Mrs. Mishria Javeed, Campus Director. More than 60 donors including Dr. Prajaktha Kulkarni, Staff Members, Parents and Degree Students of The Yenepoya College, Balmatta, voluntarily donated blood on this occasion. Dr. Sharif, Head of the Blood Bank, Yenepoya Medical College, spoke on the importance of blood donation along with Dr. Joby E.C., Principal of The Yenepoya Degree College, Balmatta.

 

Investiture Ceremony

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The Investiture Ceremony 2018 took place on 30.06.2018, at The Yendurance Zone, Yenepoya University, Derelakatte, Mangaluru. The Welcome Address was then given by the Principal Mr. Joseph Mechirath. It was indeed an honour to have amongst us the Chief-Guest, Dr. Akhter Husain, Head of the Department of Orthodontics, Yenepoya University, along with Mr. Yenepoya Moideen Khurshid, Director of the Yenepoya Group, Mrs. Mishria Javeed, Campus Director, The Yenepoya School, the proud parents of the newly elected Cabinet Members and some of the Former Head Boys and Head Girls.

Students visit ACTS-YEN

It was a delightful moment for our Advanced Comprehensive Clinical Training and Simulation Center (ACTSYEN) staffs for hosting the 45 students and two faculties from Manipal school. ACTSYEN were happy to help them inspire and motivate the students by designing a session on the reproductive system and reproductive health.

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Students educated with drawbacks of early sexual activity & pregnancy, awareness regarding sexual activeness, Abortion – legal and illegal and long-term effects on the body, Demonstration of a normal labour and show placenta and baby using Maternal Fetal Simulator, Male reproductive organ and Female reproductive organ,Chart showing fertilisation & implantation and menstrual cycle and Students also had a brief interactive session on adolescent health, during this session. Students were also taken on a tour of the hospital and were able to get up close and personal with some of the hospital’s clinical staff.The visit also allowed the students to explore contemporary issues related to health and health systems in the Dakshina Karnataka.

 

 

 

Our Doctors said, “Students interacted well and enjoyed talking to each other and it was a really good activity for both sides and Students are the best channel to convey a message to the society, they will go and tell their family about these things and awareness spreads”. The students felt really good after the visit,” said the teacher accompanied.They were a little nervous initially but were certainly rewarded by the end.The residents put them at ease and were truly interested in the students and helped them to reduce the level of anxiety children generally associate with their own hospitalization”.

 

Workshop on “Infectious Disease Outbreak Investigation and Surveillance” held at Yenepoya Medical College.

Training in “Infectious Disease Outbreak Investigation and Surveillance” is a key competency required for all practitioners of Public Health. The potential ability to engage fully in surveillance, mount an effective public health emergency response and undertake preparedness activities is important for international health security. This training programme was an effort by the Departments of Community Medicine, Public Health and Hospital Administration, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangaluru.The aim of this project was to enhance public health emergency preparedness and response skills using three interrelated components: enhancing knowledge; improving skills; and, building networks.

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This 3-day intensive workshop on “Infectious Disease Outbreak Investigation and Surveillance” was conducted between 20th to 22nd September 2017 and was inaugurated by Dr. M. Vijaya Kumar, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Yenepoya University. The programme received a good response in terms of participation, a total of 46 postgraduate trainees and faculty of Community Medicine and Public Health from various Medical Colleges of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala participated in the workshop. The sessions at the workshop were delivered by two eminent resource persons, Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar and Dr. Manickam Ponnaiah, both working as Scientist ‘E’ at the ICMR- National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai.  Dr. Abhay S Nirgude, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine and Dr. Siddharudha Shivalli, Associate Professor and In-Charge Head, Department of Public Health, Yenepoya Medical College.

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The course was delivered using a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, interactive group work amongst participants, one-to-one discussions and self-directed study. The participants were trained about the salient principles of outbreak investigation and surveillance at the workshop. An outbreak simulation exercise was conducted to give the participants a practical experience in a virtual setting. Data entry and analysis using the Epi Info software was taught through a hands-on approach.

All the participants were actively involved in the sessions and gave a positive feedback at
the end of the programme.

 

Be a Hero, be an Organ Donor!!

Nearly 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs in India every year and India’s organ donation rate is 0.05 per million. In order to spread awareness of organ donation and transplantation among the public, department of NEPHRO-UROLOGY, Yenepoya University organized an organ awareness program on Friday 8/9/17 in YU. Rev. Fr .Davis Chiramel , the General Secretary and founder of Accident Care Transport Services (ACTS) and ‘Kidney Federation of India’ was the Chief Guest and the Honorable Chancellor of YU, Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi presided over the function.

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Dr.Santhosh Pai , HOD, Nephrology welcomed the Chief guests and the delegates. Mr. Nelvin Nelson, Coordinator Transplant Robotics gave a brief introduction of the programme to the crowd. Chancellor and the Chief Guest symbolically inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp followed by other dignitaries.

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The Chief Guest delivered a keynote address and mentioned about the importance of organ donation, as India is struggling with an acute shortage of organs for transplantation and he also guided everyone’s to live a selfless life. In his presidential address Chancellor, Mr.Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi gave the perfect outline of how a person should live not just for oneself but for the others too.

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The Guest of Honor Ms. Shruti , IPS ,SP Anti Corruption Bureau, highlighted the legal formalities of the organ donation. Registrar of Yenepoya University, Dr. G. Sreekumar Menon and Mr Lal Goel , promoter Pandit Resorts and Spa emphasized the importance and need of organ donation in India.

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Dr.Mujeeburahiman, HOD Urology , Dr.Santhosh Pai , HOD Nephrology and Dr. Nishchith D’Souza, Associate Professor of Urology, Yenepoya Medical College & Hospital picked up donor cards from the chief guest and patients who had undergone kidney transplant in the Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, were also felicitated at the function.

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The program ended by a Vote of Thanks by Dr.Mujeeburahiman,  HOD Urology, Yenepoya Medical College & Hospital.

YENDEN

The Yenepoya University Daycare ….Yen Den… comes alive with the laughter and wails of the children everyday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. This has come to be a safe haven for the children of the working parents of the Yenepoya University. They can focus on their work once they leave their children in the hands of the care givers at the day care. This facility is being used by the staff and the post graduate students of the University.

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Fun time!

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Yenden provides creche with air- conditioned rooms,toys,computer with music system, books, trained maids and a fun environment where children feel at home. Daycare sessions are Monday to Saturday from 8.30am until 5.00pm. The centre is closed on public holidays.

If you would like further information about the day care contact counsellor@yenepoya.edu.in

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