The impressively colourful function “SOBRANIYE-2019”, the pre-departure ceremony for Indian students going to Russia and their parents, jointly organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi and its exclusive partner Rus Education at the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, on September 10, 2019, turned out to be a landmark historical event. “SOBRANIYE-2019”, the tenth in its series, became a rousing and hearty occasion of bidding Bon Voyage to nearly 1500 aspiring Indian students from all over the country leaving for Russia winning admission to medical courses in different reputed Russian universities this time. Out of 1500, about 300 students from the North of India with their parents were present at the event.
Congratulating the Indian students on their solemn educational mission aimed at new horizons in their life and career, the distinguished guest and main speaker Admiral (Retd.) Robin K Dhowan, former Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy, instilled a new spirit of motivation and inspiration. In his brilliant piece of advice, he exhorted the students to be the best cultural ambassadors of the country, study well, uphold dignity and discipline, and bring proud to the country by serving humanity with dedication. He saluted the parents for giving wings to their children to undertake this great mission. He thanked the RCSC and Rus Education in their significant contribution
Earlier, in his welcome remarks, Air Marshal (Retd.) Dr. Pawan Kapoor, former Director-General, Medical Services, Indian Air Force, Vice Chairman, Rus Education, described Sobraniye as the first step towards the medical profession by fulfilling the ambition of reaching the destination.
Underlining the imperative of medical education, Lt. Gen. Bipin Puri, Director-General, Armed Forces Medical Services, said that it continues to play a key role in human life. On this count, he referred to the considerable initiatives that the government is taking. He advised the Indian students leaving for Russia to take with them the great cultural values of our country.
Mr. Roman Babushkin, Charge d’ Affaires of the Russian Federation in India, congratulated the Indian students leaving for Russia for medical studies and wished them an eventful journey, comfortable stay and excellent performance in their studies. He noted the very fact with pride that thousands of Indian students have acquired the higher educational qualification and achieved glory in their career, adding “you are our best assets, and wish you a promising future”.
In his remarks, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, brought into focus the remarkable opportunities and environment available in his country enabling them to widen their professional life for a bright future to their families and their Motherland. He also elaborated the significant role played by Rus Education through commendable services in promoting Russian education among Indian citizens. In this context, Mr. Rozovskiy noted that similar services are rendered in the RCSCs of Kolkatta, Mumbai, Chennai and Thiruvananthpuram
The Medical Superintendent of the AIIMS, representing its Director-General Dr. Randeep Guleria, said that his institution is concerned about how best to improve its relations with the Indian students undergoing medical studies in Russia. He pointed out that for doctors sky is not the limit in terms of prosperous future.
In a judicious advice to Indian students leaving for Russia for medical studies, Dr. Shabnam Singh Director, Academics, Max Hospital, wanted the students to be excellent communicators, creative and dedicated in their services to community He called upon the future doctors to evolve, conceive innovative ideas and keep observing new development in the field.
Dr. S. K. Washim, Founder and Chairman of Rus Education, promised both Indian students and their parents all possible timely help, assistance, support and guidance during their travel, secure and pleasant stay in Russia and studies in different universities there.
In a highlight of the programme of the day, six categories of scholarships to students were presented to students for their excellence in performance and academic achievements. The scholarship comprised Ayushman Bharat Scholarship for excellence from Rus Education, Druzhba Scholarship in memory of former Russian Ambassador Mr. Alexander Kadakin, Veeer Jawan Scholarship in memory of our brave soldiers, Udaan Scholarship in memory of former Prime Minister Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, , Badhte Kadam Scholarship in memory of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Maiatreyi Scholarship in memory of the late Ms. Sushma Swaraj, former Foreign Minister, and Samarthya Scholarship in memory of the late Mr. Arun Jaitly, former Finance Minister.