The story of science is one of constant discovery and ceaseless verification. The quest for the truth involves inquisitiveness, enterprise, energy, and application in the process of discovery. It also calls for scientific temper that embodies objectivity, critical appraisal of data and rational judgment that carefully weighs the evidence.
I am happy to note that OSMECON is engaging medical students in experiencing the romance and rigor of research. In this particular research symposium, research methodology as well as actually conducted research was discussed in depth by undergraduate students. It is important because it is not only looking at the mechanics of research, but also looking at how research can be translated into both clinical and public health practice, and into policy. I am sure this intense immersion and interaction will stimulate many young students to pursue purposeful and productive research as a part of their future careers. I wish this vibrant celebration of science the very best of success.
President of Public Health Foundation of India. Former President of World Heart Federation.