Dr. Soumya Swaminathan felicitated by Rotary Club of Madras East


The Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) felicitated and honoured Dr. Soumya Swaminathan , First Indian to be appointed as the Deputy Director General of  WHO with a plaque.


Speaking at the event, Dr. Swaminathan said, “Cleanliness and sanitation should be inculcated in children from a young age. They should be given an chance to experiment and do things for themselves in school laboratories and this would inculcate in them a curiosity, a requirement for research in life later.”


She also recalled her tenure at the Chennai-based Tuberculosis Research Centre and spoke about public health and its importance.

 Rtn. Purshotham, President, RCME , P.R. Narayanan, Former Director, NIRT and other members of the club were present.

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