The department of Endocrinology, CMC Vellore had organized a cookery competition on the theme “Diabetes Friendly Dinner” on the evening of 7th October, 2023, which was a melange to exhibit the culinary skills for the people of Vellore. The meeting was presided by Dr. Remya Rajan, Assistant Professor, Dept of Endocrinology and Metabolism, CMC Vellore. The Chief Guest for the event was Mrs. Alice Sony, Nursing Superintendent, CMC Vellore. The chief guest spoke about the importance of a balanced plate and portion control and said that she was amazed at the enthusiastic participation of the public.
The judges for the event were Dr. Jachin Velavan, Physician, Faculty and Former President of Distance Education Department of Distance Education, CMC Vellore, Dr. Leepica Dahiya, Head, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Naruvi Hospitals, Vellore and Mrs. Regina Xavier, Professor & Head, Medical and Surgical Nursing, Specialty-I CMC Vellore.
Dr Leepica Dahiya stressed the need for adding protein in all diabetes meals to make them balanced.
The judges congratulated all the contestants for their enthusiasm and zeal in participation.
The event witnessed the zealous participation of 42 teams, which included teachers from various schools & colleges, staff from CMC Vellore and home makers. They showcased innovative ideas to make different kinds of delicious and nutritious diabetes friendly dinner. The recipes were evaluated on the basis of nutritive and calorific value, cost of ingredients, time duration of cooking, taste and proportioning of macronutrients.
The first prize was bagged by Rachel Karolin and Newton Eric who cooked pirandai pasta, millet balls and drumstick soup. The first runner up was Pradeep and Anshu Nathan who cooked salmon bowl with Greek salad and herbal soup. Pastin and Jonisha who cooked Ragi Pongal and chicken biriyani were the second runners up.
World Diabetes Cookery Competition 2023 - (VIDEOS)
In commemoration of World Diabetes Day 2023, The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, organised an Essay and Painting contest for school students from VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII classes and a Quiz competition for teachers Teams joined us from across Vellore and Ranipet District. The event was held on 21st October 2023, Saturday between 9.00am- 2.00pm at Darling Residency, Vellore. Our aim was to pique the students’ interest in all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, and the systemic and interpersonal challenges facing our citizens as they pursue better health. By educating and empowering the students we hope to educate and empower their families and the community at-large.
The topics for the competitions are :-
- Painting competition : How can the government influence the long term policies in diabetes care and Prevention.
- Essay Competition : Management of Diabetes in Marginalized and Underprivileged population
- Teachers Quiz : General Health and non-communicable diseases-Scientific aspects and History.
The Essay competition saw 76 English entries and 64 Tamil entries. It was wonderful to witness the enthusiastic effort of the students who compiled and clearly presented their thoughts, opinions and ideas on the topic “Management of Diabetes in Marginalised and Underprivileged population.”
The painting competition was a visual treat, the students exceled in producing some brilliant artwork using a variety of techniques. The competitors performed a remarkable feat translating the theme “How can the government influence the long-term policies in diabetes care and prevention” in to a tangible display, crafted with pencils, sketch, crayons and water colours. The Judges for the event were, Dr. Srujan Sharma, Assistant Professor from Trauma Surgery, Dr. Jessica Vaddeswarapu, Radiologist from Radiology, Dr. Priya, Associate Professor from Pulmonary Medicine and Mrs. Alice Suresh, Nurse Manager, L Ward, CMC Vellore.
The judges were very generous in their praise of the students’ talents, noting that any one of the 79 entries could have been the winner. Miss. Irene Jasmine Joshua from Pincushion Montessori International School secured a deserving victory, second place was shared by miss. Sadhana from DAV Bhel and Jayashree S. from Pincushion Montessori International School. Ms. Mithra Devi, Pincushion Montessori International School, Ms. Jaishree from Ida Scudder School and Master. Prasad from Vellammal Bodhi campus took the joint third place. Consolation Prizes were also awarded.
We were honoured to welcome Prof. (Dr) Priya Abraham, Professor in Virology, Christian Medical College, Vellore & Former Director, National Institute of Virology, Pune (NIV) in our midst the as chief guest. Dr. Priya Abraham graced the occasion and delivered an outstanding chief guest address, highlighting the health crisis that India is currently facing as the ‘Diabetic capital’ of the world, and the public health burden that threatens to overwhelm our health care system.
There were 19 teams who took part in the preliminary round of the teachers quiz, with the top 4 teams progressing to the live final round. The teachers’ eager participation was well-received by the students who kept cheering them on. the team from St. Mary’s, Ms. Joice Immaculate and T. Roseline Sheeba took the crown, with the teachers from Ida Scudder school: Ms. Jaya Ruby Helkal and Ms. Gabriel Mary, and Vani Vidyalaya CBSE: Ms Sathya Sheela and Mr. Jagadish, sharing the second place, the third place went to Mr. Nandakumar and Ms. Sarala from Om Shakthi Narayani Matriculation School.
Essay & Painting Competition and Quiz for Teachers- 2023 (VIDEO)
In Commemoration of World Diabetes Day 2023, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism conducted a Medi Quiz on "Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders" for Medical Students at New Examination Hall, Bagayam College Campus on 3rd November 2023 Dr.Vinod Joseph Abraham, Vice Principal (UG), CMC Vellore was the Chief Guest for the day. A total of 17 teams participated in the Quiz competition and 4 teams qualified to the final round.
The following were the Prize Winners :-
- First Prize - Christina Mary Thomas, A. Sreekanth, Mahesh Anand
- Second Prize - Joe Prasanth, Joseph Ryan Alex Sargunam, Joseph John
- Third Prize - Benitta Chandra, Birlin Shinto A.S, Amy Deboram Rupavathy. S
Medi Quiz Pictures 2023
In Commemoration of World Diabetes Day 2023, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism conducted a Dia-Quiz on "Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders" for the Nursing Students at College of Nursing, CMC Vellore on November 17, 2023. Dr. Vinitha Ravindran, Dean, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore, was the Chief Guest for the day.
A total of 192 students are participated in Preliminary written test and 4 teams qualified to the final round.
The following were the Prize Winners :-
- First Prize - Iswarya. Y, Jenithaa D, Elakiya. V, Sureka. R
- Second Prize - Marbanylla Rikynti Sawian, Rosemary Sajan, Abishek Daniel. D, Prathibha . K
- Third Prize - Jebagnanam Ebenezer, Blessy Rajan, Dhanalakshmi. P, Priscilla.