Every year, the literary committee organized an intercollegiate debate competition in the month of September in the fond memory of Late Smt. Taradeviji, mother of Dr. Sushila Nayar, the founder President of MGIMS. This year this event was cancelled due to COVID -19 pandemic.
However, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, students of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram organized a virtual celebration of the 151st Birth anniversary of Mahatma on 2nd October 2020. The program was available on Instagram and Facebook. Faculties of MGIMS watched this program and encouraged the students for maintaining our tradition.
The 45thedition of Sushruta was based on the theme of 'Be the Change' and was developed under the guidance of Dr. Sonia Jain, edited by Aakanksha Shukla and the editorial team consisting of Utkarsha Anwekar, Sanjana Goswami, Aniket Lambat, Megha Girhepunje, Ganesh Sapkal, Saahil Nongrum, Aman Singh, Nihar Sherke, Anandu Raj and other members of the Students' Council. It consisted of the Literary Section, the Art Section, the Comic Section, the Yearbook Section, 'Capture the Campus' in which the students sent in alluring images of the campus, and a special COVID Section dedicated to the joys and woes the lockdown brought with it. Sushruta Magazine
Cultural, Sports and NSS activities could not be held due to due to COVID -19 pandemic.
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In 2017, MGIMS Sevagram became a nodal centre for the UNESCO Bioethics Wing. Activities organised by the Students’ Wing, MGIMS Bioethics Unit, The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa:
Ampheta-Memes: A Memology Contest, 4 May 2020
Considering the current situation of COVID 19 and national lockdown, the new tenure of MGIMS Bioethics Unit 2020-2021 in collaboration with IMA MSN decided to hold an online meme making competition- “AMPHETA-MEMES” on the theme “Do’s and Don'ts of a healthy quarantine”. The Team discussed and set up rules. We received a total of 17 entries (28 memes) from various colleges. Prize money was given to the top 3 winners.
The Red Dot Challenge, 28 May 2020
" A girl's menstrual cycle is not something that should be shrouded in mystery ..."So on the occasion of International Menstrual Hygiene Day and International day of action of women's health, we the team of MGIMS Bioethics Unit take up the #RedDot challenge as a way to end the stigma about Menstrual Cycle, which was inspired by UNICEF India.
A photo collage and video was made with students undergoing the Red Dot challenge and posted on our official Instagram page.
Santuria Artifex, 2 June 2020
Sancturia Artifex: A platform for sharing one’s experience with mental health problems
Every May- for mental health awareness month- platforms across the globe encourage each and everyone to #breakthestigma associated with mental health problems.
This year, the Research team of the students wing of MGIMS Bioethics unit came up with the idea of sancturia artifex- a platform open to students from all walks of life to come forth and share their experiences with mental health problems in the form of stories and posters.
We received a total of 17 entries: 12 stories and 5 posters, all of which are posted on our official Instagram page. All the entries received were quite insightful and were awarded a certificate of appreciation.
World Environment Day, 5 June 2020
With countries under lockdown and fighting a pandemic, nature seems to have benefited slightly. Among other things, it is getting to breathe and clean itself a little, in the absence of constant flurry of human. It is only if we keep on taking care of the environment around us -that in turn shall benefit us. On this World Environment Day, we the MGIMS BIOETHICS UNIT team encourage you to reflect on how dependent we are on all resources we use from Earth. Managing how we use those resources in everyday life is a key to continued environment success.
We believe in practicing the 7R's of sustainability:
Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle, Rot.
This event was conducted as an online video by students of MGIMS Bioethics Wing and posted as an IgTV video on our official Instagram page: @mgimsbioethicsunit.
World Family Health And Welfare Day, 13 June 2020
Family Health and Fitness Day is celebrated on June 13th where families are encouraged to get involved in healthy activities and stay fit together. A video representation of how to stay fit in this quarantine with help of yoga was made and posted on our official Instagram page.
Pride Month 2020, JUNE 2020
MGIMS bioethics unit celebrated pride month via our Instagram platform.
We interviewed a member of LGBTQ+ community and med student Ritvik Tangirala about the situation of LGBTQ+ community in Indian medical education system and uploaded on Instagram page.
Also, educational posters about the types of sexualities were posted on MGIMS Bioethics Instagram page in pride month.
Vertical Teaching: An Integrated Learning Program, 15 August 2020
In these challenging times, most MBBS students across the nation have been cooped up in their rooms, attending theory lectures of their respective academic years. With no clinical insight, students of First and Second MBBS are thirsty for practical knowledge, while third MBBS students are drowned in their clinical subjects and have lost sight of the horizon, i.e., their basics. The event was then held as three one-hour sessions from 15th to 17th August on the topic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pathology, Orthopaedics and Medicine.