PM Shri Narendra Modi addresses convocation of Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

SansadTV Bureau

More than 21,000 candidates are being conferred with their degrees and diplomas today. There’s one fact that I want to specially mention – the numbers indicate that around 30% are men and 70% are women! – PM

As I congratulate all the graduates, I also convey my special appreciation to the women candidates.It is always special to see women leading from the front in any field.When this happens it is a moment of pride and a moment of joy: PM

The success of you all and this institution would have made the great MGR very happy.His governance was full of compassion towards the poor.The subjects of healthcare, education and empowerment of women were dear to him: PM

You are graduating at a time when there is great appreciation & respect for Indian medical professionals, scientists and pharma professionals.Overall, the Indian health ecosystem is being seen with new eyes, new respect and new credibility: PM

In 2014, there were 6 AIIMS in the country. In the last 6 years, we have sanctioned 15 more AIIMS across the country: PM

During the last 6 years, MBBS Seats increased by more than 30 thousand, which is a rise of more than 50% from 2014.The number of PG seats increased by 24 thousand which is a rise of around 80% from 2014: PM