Mansukh Mandaviya being felicitated by Parameswar K Iyer during the event at IIT Guwahati

Union health and family welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya delivered a lecture at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) on the transformation of healthcare in “Amrit Kaal”.

During his speech, Mandaviya highlighted the importance of setting a vision for a sustainable future of the country.

Addressing the gathering he said: “I am delighted to be here in Assam and at IIT Guwahati for this Amrit Kaal Vimarsh event. It is very important to set vision and goals in every aspect of our lives. Without an aim, we cannot achieve anything. For the same, it is the duty of our teachers, leaders, researchers, and innovators to inspire the source of our future, our students, to aim for higher goals. We must follow the goals/vision shared by our prime minister of India, Narendra Modi ji, including making our country a developed country, becoming Atmanirbhar, taking inspiration from our heritage, working as an ally with the global superpowers, and making a ‘nation first’ commitment to build a sustainable future for ourselves and our country.”

Assam health and family welfare, science and technology and information technology minister, Keshab Mahanta, also attended the event which was attended by heads and faculty, students, and research scholars of multiple educational institutions, along with ASHA workforce.

In his welcome address, Parameswar K Iyer, officiating director at IIT Guwahati, expressed gratitude to the Union ministry of education and Union ministry of health and family welfare for their support in organizing the Amrit Kaal Vimarsh event. He encouraged all students to actively share their views and engage with Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya, to gain insights into the progress of healthcare development in the country.

Iyer also mentioned: “IIT Guwahati’s pride in hosting the Assam Advanced Healthcare Innovation Institute (AAHII) established by prime minister Narendra Modi ji, and the Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology, which is dedicated to training biomedical engineers with an interdisciplinary understanding of engineering, biological-chemical science, humanities, and design principles through hands-on experiences.”

Speaking during his address, Keshab Mahanta said: “We are honored to have Mansukh Mandaviya with us today to make this Amrit Kaal Vimarsh event a success. The Government of Assam has made significant improvements in the healthcare sector in the last few years. I am glad to be a part of the initiative in which IIT Guwahati and AIIMS Guwahati are collaborating to train engineering and medical students to work together for the advancement of the healthcare sector in the country.”

The event organized by IIT Guwahati brought together all stakeholders of medical and healthcare of the state and the session included an active dialogue between the speaker and students, during which they discussed topics related to mental health, malnutrition, affordable healthcare systems, and the improvement of the pharmaceutical sector in the country, among others.

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