The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism conducted a cookery competition on October 16th at the Darling Residency Hotel. The idea of this competition was to promote awareness amongst cooks and homemakers with regard to healthy dietary habits and food in connection with diabetes and obesity. The theme for this year’s competition was Diabetes Dessert, and there were ten participants for the same. The judges for the competition were Mr. Venkatta Subbu. the owner of Darling Residency, Mrs. Sarah Jacob, former head of the Dietary Department, and Mrs. Mary Johnson, Deputy Nursing Superintendent. The winner of the competition was Mrs. Latha Ravikumar, who made strawberry yogurt - a dish which had fresh strawberries, yogurt, cinnamon, milk powder, bread slices, flax seed and almonds. The second place went to Mrs. Meenakshi Jain, who made oats halwa, and the third place went to Mrs. Roja Rekha, who made a dessert with wheat rava, green gram and musk melon seeds. The decision of the judges was based on the calorie content of food, portion quantum, ingredients used, affordability, flavour and appearance. The cookery competition this year, apart from Vellore, will extend to Trichy, Madurai and Coimbatore. The top two finalists from each city will participate in the grand finale in Vellore in January 2011.
Cookery Competiton 2011 - Pictures
The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism has been organising several events to commemorate World Diabetes Day. A quiz competition for nursing students was held on October 28, 2011. Dr. Vathsala Sadan, Professor of Community Health Nursing and Additional Deputy Dean, College of Nursing was the chief guest for the occasion. The first prize went to the team comprising Jerline Beaulah, Betsy Zachariah, N. Divya and Jasmine Koshy; the second prize to the team of A. Anandi, Daliya Susan, Samarprita Pramani and S. Dinesh Kumar, while the team of Ritu Sarkar, Minnu Thomas, Anusha Grace and Archana won the third prize. A 'Just a Minute' competition on Diabetes was held for nursing students. The students were judged by Dr. Veena V.Nair and Dr. Amanchi Shirisha from the Department of Endocrinology. The winners were Harini S., Asif and Pheba Philip.
Dia Quiz 2011 - Pictures
A painting and essay competition for school students was organised on November 05, 2011.
Nearly 120 students from various schools in Vellore participated in the competition which was judged by Dr. Alice Augustine, Professor of Maternity Nursing and Dr. Rekha Pai, Department of Pathology. The first prize in the competition was bagged by Dhanaseker (Voorhees School), second prize by Mrithula (St. Mary's School) and the third prize went to Angelina Sharon (Ida Scudder School). Consolation prizes went to Jasmine (St. Mary's School) and Mathumithra (Ida Scudder School). A quiz competition for school teachers was also held on November 05, 2011. The quiz was won by Mrs. Shanta Sharma and Mrs. Ananda Lekshmi (Shrishti School). The second prize went to Mr. Pragash and Mrs. Chitra (St. John's School) and the third prize was won by Mr. Bala Kumar and Mr. Syed Suheil (Government Muslim School).
School Competition 2011 - Pictures
Several events were organised to mark World Diabetes Day. A general camp was held on November 8, 2011 at Cobb Hall, Voorhees College. It was attended by over 350 persons. On November 10, 2011, a quiz programme was held for diabetes care givers and more than 50 patient relatives took part in the quiz. On November 11, 2011 a cyclathon and walkathon was flagged off from Ida Scudder School by the Principal, Mrs. Renita Muthusami. Nearly 220 participants cycled from Scudder School to Don Bosco School. The participants were informed of the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
Cyclathon & Walkathon 2011 - Pictures
The World Diabetes Month valedictory function and song and dance competition, organised by the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism was held on December 10, 2011 at Hotel Darling Residency. Dr. Jason Baker, an endocrinologist from Weil-Cornell University (New York) and Mrs. Esther Rita, one of CMC’s first young Type 1 diabetes mellitus patients, spoke about their experiences of` living with diabetes. The chief guest for the evening, Professor Daniel Ezhilarasu, former Principal of Voorhees College, asserted that educational institutions can play a major role in the health care development of their students. Dr. Punitha Ezhilarasu, Professor and Head of Continuing Nursing Education was also present on the occasion. Over 20 schools and colleges participated in the song and dance competition.
The winners were: School Music Competition- 1. St John’s School 2. Ida Scudder School 3. William’s School. School Dance Competition: 1.St Mary’s School 2. Government Muslim School 3. Sneha Deepam School
Winners of College Dance Competition: 1.St John’s College of Nursing 2. DKM College 3. St John’s College College Music Competition: 1. CMC, Vellore and VIT . Prizes were also given to the winners of various other competitions held in association with World Diabetes Month.