The city’s oldest dental college — Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital — celebrated 100 years of its existence with a slew of workshops, lectures and seminars from December 13-15. The events were attended by eminent national and international dentists along with state dignitaries.
The centenary celebrations, along with the 55th Annual Conference, began on Friday in the college campus, jointly organized by the alumni association and the state branch of Indian Dental Association. Dr Arun Nayyar, a US-based dentist and an alumni of the college was awarded with the Dr R Ahmed Ratna at the event.
MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, who was the chief guest in the inaugural ceremony, unveiled four projects for the college — construction of a 51-metre footbridge, connecting the second floors of the old and the new campus of the college, a postanaesthesia care unit, increase in the number of indoor beds from 11to 40 and construction of a guesthouse facilities on the hostel campus.
On the next two days, workshops and lectures were organized. Experts spoke about the technological developments in the field of dentistry. On Sunday, an inter-college cultural competition was held among the six dental colleges of West Bengal.
Source: Times of India