CHANDIGARH, 25.09.22-Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), PGIMER, Chandigarhorganizedan Orientation Programme for the newly joined residents of various departments in the institute on 24 th September 2022.

Dr. RahulChakravarty, President, ARD initiated the event and the orientation talk was delivered by Dr Sanjana K, Treasurer, ARD. The programme was attended by around 200 residents. The focus was to include ways and means by which residents can acculturate to the new environment.

Aglimpseof the Previous activities of the ARD and new additions like renovation of the gym, etc was provided. They were informed about the 24/7mental healthcrisis on call number, sexual harassment committee and other emergencynumbers to be contacted when in need. Residents were invited to actively participate in various cultural, sports, literary and other miscellaneousactivities during their tenure.

This was followed by a one-on-one interaction by the Director, PGIMER, Professor Dr Vivek Lal with the residents. He commencedtheinteractionwith anecdotes from his initial days in PGIMER. He inspired theresidents by invoking the ways of Swami Vivekananda and encouragedresidentstobecome better than the best. His spirit of honesty andcandourwaswelcomed by the gathering with several moments of cheering. Followingthis, he welcomed questions and each of the residents got anopportunitytointroduce themselves and interact with him. We thank the Directorforchampioning the causes of the ARD from the very beginningandwishtocontinue to receive his support and guidance.