Purpose is more important than need says Ganesh Nayak, COO, Cadila Healthcare Ltd at 54th annual day of MCOPS

February 13, 2017

MCOPS celebrated its 54th Awards and Annual Day 2017 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 evening at TMA Pai Hall, KMC, Manipal. The function was presided by the Chief Guest Shri Ganesh Nayak, Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad. Dr George Patani, Director – Inga Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai was a Guest of Honor.  

Dr C Mallikarjuna Rao gave a brief account of the events of significance of the year 2016. He said it is the time for evaluation and reflection. Dr Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education graced the occasion with his presence. In his address, he appreciated the remarkable achievements of MCOPS in research output.

Shri Nayak said consistency of purpose, commitment to effort and responsibility for results are the three themes that lead the organization to top level. Further he added that competence, confidence, communication, consistency and consciousness are the keys for the success of an individual. He advised the students and the gathering, to give more importance to the purpose saying “Purpose is more important than need”.

Dr M K Unnikrishnan (Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS) was given the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ at the function for his long, distinguished service in MCOPS.  Dr George Patani was conferred with the ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ for his success as a pharmaceutical researcher and administrator. Good Teacher Awards for excellence in teaching went to Dr K Sreedhara R Pai, Dr M Surulivel Rajan and Dr Alex Joseph. Dr Srinivasa Mutalik secured the “Teacher of the Year” Award. Ms. Shwetha Shetty received the “Best Supporting Staff” Award. Students who excelled in academics in various programs received endowment awards and certificates. Dr Pallavi Shetty received TMA Pai gold medal  for the outstanding research paper.