World Diabetes Day Celebration 2007

World Diabetes Day Programs

Diabetes is on the increase in our country. As heredity, lifestyle changes contribute to its increased prevalence, we are focusing on the awareness among school children, teachers and thereby hoping to promote one to one education. The following programmes we conducted in commemoration with the Diabetes week celebration.

Quiz programme for Medical students were conducted in connection with the World Diabetes Day.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

First prize : Nicholas Rao, Vijay S. and Steve Thomas - Batch of 2003 Second prize : Mohammed Sadiq J., Rahul Krishnan and Gayathri Balachandran - Batch of 2004 Third prize : Varsha Kiron, Tharani Putta and Blessy Esther - Batch of 2003

In commemoration of the world diabetes day 2007, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism organized a Cookery Competition on 30th October, 2007.Winners are:First prize : Mrs. Gowri D., Vellore Second prize : Mrs. Latha Ravikumar, Vellore Third prize : Mrs. Meena Rangan, Ladies Club, Vellore

Quiz programme for Nursing students were conducted in connection with the World Diabetes Day.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

First prize : Renu Elizabeth, M.Sc., I yr., Tintu Elizabeth, B.Sc., IV yr. and Divya Sebastian, B.Sc., III yr. Second prize : Rupinder Deol, M. Sc., I yr., Greeshma Sebastian, B. Sc., III yr. and Preeja Jacob, B. Sc., IV yr. Third prize : Teena Elizabeth, M. Sc., I yr., Mahalakshmi S., B. Sc., III yr. and John Samuel, III yr. Dip.

In commemoration of the world diabetes day 2007 the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism organized an Exhibition and poster competition on 6th November, 2007 at CMC Hospital Campus.The winners of the Poster competition were :First place - Ms. Portia Ezhilarasi, I Ward Second place - Ms. Gomathi, N2 Ward Third place - Mrs. Regina, U Ward

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism conducted painting, poster and essay competitions for the school children of Vellore to sensitize them towards diabetes, which affects 70,000 children, each year. 4,40,000 children worldwide, under the age of 14 live with diabetes, requiring insulin injections throughout their lives.

We congratulate the winners of the Painting & Teacher's Quiz competitions.

First place : Ms. Benazeer Begum, St. Mary's School Second place : Ms. Sumithra Devi, E.V.R.N. School Third place : Ms. Jimmy Jeeva, Williams School

In the general health quiz for school teachers, St. Mary's School was the winner and Krishnaswamy School runners-up.

In continuation of the Diabetes Week celebration, a walkathon was held on Children's Day, November 14, from Ida Scudder School to Don Bosco School. A large gathering, comprising of school and college students, CMC staff and the general public enthusiastically participated in the walk, carrying posters, placards and slogans highlighting the need for daily walk or regular exercise and healthy diet to keep diabetes at bay. Chief District Magistrate of Vellore, Mr. Arul Raj, inaugurated the walk, which was followed by a public meeting. A

An inter-collegiate music competition on the theme obesity was also held. Ten teams presented self-composed songs and dances. The valedictory function was held in Hotel Darling Residency at which the District Collector, Mr. Dharmendra Pratap Yadav was the chief guest and the Director, Dr. Suranjan Bhattacharji, presided.

The winners were:

First place - St. John's College of Nursing Second place - Voorhees College Second place Third place - Sri Venkateswara Polytechnic