The 15th IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) postgraduate college round quiz -28th July 2021

The 15th IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) postgraduate college round quiz was conducted at the BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka on 28th July 2021. The venue was hospital lecture hall and the compere for the event was Dr. Darshan C, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics. The program began with rendering prayers to his divine soul Padmabushana Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji, His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji, Revered Sri Sri Dr. Prakashnatha Swamiji, in the presence of our beloved Dean and Principal Dr. Mohan.M.E, Medical Superintendent Dr.Srikanth Kulkarni, Dr.Ramesh A C- Head of the department of Paediatrics. We sought God’s blessings with a melodious invocation song, followed by lamp lighting. The audience was welcomed by Dr.Pooja Veeresh.

This is a memorable and historic event for the Paediatrics department as well as the institution as this is the first ever round of IAP PG quiz to be conducted in this college. A celebratory cake cutting was done by our dynamic Dean cum Principal. The quiz master was Prof. Dr Purnima S, who started the quiz proceedings after the rules were explained in detail by Dr. Chiranth, S.R. The quiz was done using PowerPoint slides and proceeded smoothly in six rounds which included visual, clinical scenarios and rapid-fire rounds. The quiz experts were Prof. Dr Ramesh M, Dr.Sharath Chandra, Dr.Rohith H R who monitored all the rounds of the quiz and Dr. Sowmyashree was the scorer. The participants were first year Pediatrics PGs who showed enthusiastic and active participation. The time keepers were our Pediatrics interns. The audio-visual team extended excellent support to the smooth conduct of the program. Dr.Sai charan, our junior resident was actively involved in the co-ordination for the audience questions at the end of each round. The audience showed amazing and interactive participation. Team B was declared as the winners and they won with a clear margin. The winners will represent BGS GIMS in the divisional level 15th IAP post graduate quiz. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Shruthi. This was followed by refreshments after which saplings were given to all the members of the audience. This was done as part of the ‘Go Green’ ideology that the institution and Pediatrics department strongly believe in.

This historic first IAP PG Quiz college round was a grand success that received excellent reception. Such events help to nurture the spirit of continuous learning in PGs, interns, students and all of us as well. We hope that this event heralds many more successful events to be held in the institution. Let us keep the lamp of learning, burning bright and long!