K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: Whether fighting cancer or initiating medical miracles or performing theatre and dance, the medicos of Chalmeda Ananda Rao institute of medical sciences (CAIMS) in Karimnagar have found they can have the best of both worlds.
Showing muscle in more than their medical degrees, the medical students are finding time and the passion to pursue their dancing dreams.
During the conduct of the 18th annual day celebrations of CAIMS in Bommakal village on the outskirts of Karimnagar town on Saturday night, the medical students showed their prowess by performing on various classical dance forms and also popular film numbers to the cheers of the audience. The medical students had captivated the gathering with their scintillating performances during the annual day celebrations.
The celebrations were inaugurated by eminent surgical oncologist from Basava Tharaka Indo-American hospital Dr Subramanyeshwar Rao and CAIMS chairman Chalmeda Lakshmi Narasimha Rao, treasurer Dr Suryanarayana Reddy, principal Syed Ali Aasim, vice principal T Anitha, professors Dr Sanjay H Kalbande, Dr P Narayana and others were also present.
On this occasion, the academic excellence awards were presented to the meritorious students. Chalmeda Vimala Devi memorial gold medal for overall academic excellence (2015-2020) was presented to Dr Pula Lalithya with 74.50 per cent marks and she also received a cash prize of Rs 50,000. Similarly, Dr P Sai Harika Reddy belonging to the 2016-2021 batch had also received the Chalmeda Vimala Devi memorial gold medal and cash prize of Rs 50,000.
In the MBBS second year 2017 batch, Shresta Mary Kurian bagged a gold medal with 79 per cent marks and Y Vinay Kumar silver medal with 78 per cent marks. In the MBBS final year belonging to the 2015 batch, Dr Pula Lalithya secured a gold medal and Dr T Swetha god silver medal.
Dr Andrala Ananya belonging to the 2016 batch secured a silver medal for overall academic excellence. In the year 2018 batch, Mandavilli Vanshika secured a gold medal and Mittapally Suma secured a silver medal in MBBS second year.
Vedala Gopika Srilekha (77 per cent marks) and Pothireddy Amrutha Reddy (76 per cent marks) secured gold and silver medals respectively in the MBBS first year batch belonging to 2019-2020.
In the BSc Nursing, Shintomul Shaji secured the Chalmeda Vimala Devi memorial award and a cash prize of Rs 25,000 for overall excellence belonging to the 2015 batch. Other nursing students who won awards include; Mitta Usha Rani (2015), B Murali Mohan (2016), Kandukuri Srija (2016), Golla Sushma (2017), Manda Sirisha (2017), Anjali Sudhi (2018) and Ancy Clement (2018).