The induction program for the MIT-WPU school of pharmacy, batch of 2018 started at 0930 hours today with a registration of the students. After that they were treated to inspirational videos detailing the various social initiatives of MIT along with films underscoring how the students ought to behave.
The dignitaries all arrived by 1030 hours after which the iconic World Peace prayer was sung. the dignitaries were then felicitated after which a Saraswati Pooja and the ceremonial lighting of the lamp (the dissolution of darkness vial the light, the light being knowledge) was held by 19045. Dr BS Kuchekar (Dean, School of Pharmacy) then came on the aid and welcomed all the students to their college and informed them on what to expect and how to behave. The students responded well to the warmth exuberated by Dr Kuchekar.
Then it was the turn of Grp Capt D P Apte(Registrar, MIT-WPU), Mrs Neelam Pandit (Head of Rural Immersion Program) and Prof Shrihari Honwad (Provost, MIT-WPU School of pharmacy) to welcome the students and give them a little wisdom to help them start on this new journey of theirs. At around 1110, the oath of innovation was administered to all the students who participated in it enthusiastically and seemed to have new vigor infused in them after the oath.
Then it was time for Dr M D Burande (Ex-president, India pharmaceutical association and ex-president, Association of pharmacy teachers of India) to give a heartfelt speech detailing the need for qualified and capable phramacists in India which was very well received by the crowd.
The successful ex students of MIT School of pharmacy then took the stage to welcome and reassure the present students of the path they have chosen in life and to inform them of what the future holds for them. The students were Kaustubh Pawar, Shraddha Hakani and Vikram Joshi.
The vote of thanks was administered after by Dr A R Chabukswar after which the national anthem was sung and the induction event concluded!