Rajasthan: In a recent spectacular event of sorts, SMS medical college MBBS doctors took oath dressed in Indian attire. Dressed in true Indian style, the dressed this year’s convocation in the true Indian spirit. Earlier ceremonies only witnessed MBBS doctors wearing gowns during the convocations.
Even the environment during this year’s convocation looked completely different, making it a special occasion when 115 MBBS doctors who took Hippocratic Oath.
It was earlier this year, in January, when a decision to change the dress code was taken by the vice-chancellors of the 25 state-run universities during a meeting.
Dr Mahendra Tak, honorary secretary, Jaipur Association of Resident Doctors in his statement implied that when he passed out there were no such convocation ceremonies. Such events have now evolved, with MBBS doctors now wearing Indian dresses on the day. We are happy to get a chance to wear it too as it reflects our sentiment for our tradition.
As quoted by TOI, “We have received directions from the governor to celebrate the occasion in traditional Indian attire. So while last year, the MBBS students took the Hippocratic Oath in gown, this year, the students wore Indian attires. For males, we had fixed kurta-pyjama and for female doctors, the dress code was saree,” SMS Medical College principal Dr U S Agarwal said. SMS Medical College was the 15th medical college in the country when it was established in 1947. But for a long time, SMS Medical College was not organising the convocation ceremony. The college organised the ceremony in the last two years.