EIIC 2020 - Governor program
We are very happy to inform that yesterday’s Pre-Conference Workshop went off very well. Many enthusiastic participants put their brains together in the two workshops that were held during the day. The Minister for Social Justice and Nutritious Noon Meals Program, Dr. Saroja, was very kind enough to assure the Tamil Nadu Government’s support to our EI program. Many print and social media covered the program and published their reports which were quite encouraging. Today is the formal inauguration of the Conference which will be declared open by His Excellency, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Bhanwarilal Purohit. Dr. Himanshu Das, Director – NIEPMD, Mrs. Sulochana Krishnamurthy, President, Handi-Care Intl., Canada, Ms. Caroline Storr, Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada and Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of Kauvery Hospital, Chennai graced the occasion with their presence. The Governor paid glowing tributes to both Sri S. Ramakrishnan and Sri S. Sankara Raman and called them “a Jodi of heera and mothi” (a pair of diamond and pearl). He sprang a surprise and announced Rs.51 lakhs from Governor’s discretionary quota will be given for the construction of compound wall at Ayikudy campus for the safety of differently able children and persons. Earlier, Dr. Aravind Selvaraj spoke and asked the government to consider rehab initiatives also included in the ayushman bharat scheme. Mrs. Sulochana Krishnamurthy elaborated the association of Handi Care International with ASSA and assured continued support to our cause. Ms. Caroline Storr narrated how the association and friendship was built between McGill University and ASSA with the involvement of HCI. Prior to this, the key note address was presented by Mr. Nagarajan, IAS, Project Director, Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project & Tamil Nadu Urban Healthcare Project, on Early Intervention in Government perspective, which was very informative and thought provoking.