A Guest Speaker Programme on The Importance of the Medical Profession was organised in Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram on Thursday, 11 January 2024 for the students of Class VIII. The Guest Speaker for the programme was Dr.Arushi Gupta, Professor, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine,Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.

The programme was organised under the able guidance of the Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan and with the support of the Headmistress, Ms Anubha Gopal and Ms. Niva Chhonkar, HOD Biology.

The programme commenced with an introduction of the eminent guest. Ms. Niva Chhonkar, HOD Biology,  addressed the gathering and expressed her joy at having Dr.Arushi Gupta, as the honoured guest speaker for the event.

Thereafter, Dr Arushi Gupta addressed and updated the students about the importance and relevance of the medical profession and critical care medicines.She gave instances of patients who were cured completely with the help of critical care treatment. She also highlighted how critical care treatments had saved critically ill patients who had no scope of survival.She supported her speech with presentations showing different kinds of medical equipment,  machines used for critical care and teams of doctors treating critically ill patients.

The session culminated with a vote of thanks delivered by Ms. Niva Chhonkar, HOD Biology, who thanked the esteemed guest, for sparing her valuable time and enlightening the students and teachers alike on the importance and relevance of medicine as a profession. She thanked the Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan for her continuous guidance and encouragement and also Ms Neelam Ajwani, Activity Incharge-Eco, for facilitating the programme.  

The programme was an immense success as it not only educated students about the importance of medical science but also motivated them to pursue it as a future career.