26th April, Friday, was the most eagerly awaited day at RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital, situated at Mysore Road. The celebration of its 3rd Graduation Day function was graced by none other than Former President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The students were waiting with bated breath for former president’s arrival and finally their wait got over when a smiling Abdul Kalam came, waving to the huge crowd who had gathered there.
After having posed with the graduates, he proceeded to inaugurate the newly built state-of-the-art Radiology and cardiology Blocks. Built on a large area of 1 lakh sq.ft. with an investment of a whopping 40 crores including infrastructure and equipments, these blocks have latest CTscan, MRI scan and Cath Lab facilities, just to name a few. The most impressive fact about these new advanced facilities is that they are offered to the needy patients at unbelievably low cost. Dr Kalam showed an interest to witness the operational method of the machines. He then visited the hospital to the delight of all the patients and the staff. True to his style, he freely mingled with everyone and chatted with a few patients.
Later, he proceeded to the ACS Auditorium that was jam packed. There was a huge roar as soon as he entered the auditorium and the audience was trying to get a glimpse of their beloved former President.