Bhubaneswar: AIIMS Bhubaneswar observed “Good Governance Day” commemorating the 99th birth anniversary of the late former Prime Minister and distinguished statesman, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee with a great fervor and reverence. The event, which took place yesterday, paid sincere tributes to the visionary leader, recognizing his crucial role as the founder of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, which brought about a revolutionary transformation in the healthcare sector of the state.
Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Biswas, the Executive Director of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, expressed deep respect and admiration for Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s contributions to the establishment and development of the national institute. The institution reflected on the dynamic leadership of the late statesman and acknowledged his lasting impact on the healthcare landscape.
In commemoration of this significant occasion, a meeting was convened at the AIIMS Bhubaneswar premises, attended by notable figures such as Dean (Academics) Dr. P R Mohapatra, Dean (Research) Dr. Satyajit Mishra, Dean (Exam) Dr. Soubhagya Kumar Jena, MS Dr. Dillip Kumar Parida, Deputy Director (Administration)I/c Rasmi Ranjan Sethy, and Dr. Ashok Kumar Jena, along with faculty members, students, and staff.
Distinguished dignitaries and personalities from various sectors paid floral tributes at the statue of Late Vajpayee situated within the AIIMS Bhubaneswar campus. The installation of the statue commemorates the foundational role of the visionary leader in AIIMS Bhubaneswar, with the foundation stone laid on July 15, 2003. It is noteworthy that AIIMS Bhubaneswar stands as the second AIIMS in the country and the only one whose foundation stone was laid by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.