CMC Vellore-The Scudder Oration by Azim Premji One of the world’s biggest philanthropists 

As a graduate of CMC Vellore and along with a number of my classmates, I’ve had the privilege of working in the needy areas of India. Therefore, it was heartwarming to hear from Mr Premji that he could see someone from CMC in the interior parts of India.

Just listen to his oration delivered in CMC on Dec 9th.

The link to the oration is given in the link below.

I am sure you will enjoy listening to the oration.

I am sure at least some of you are interested in knowing the response to my last blog. Many had seen the blog and a few had liked it. Beyond that, there was no one who volunteered.

Am I disappointed? Yes? That was plan A. Now I will move on to plan B. I also have a plan C. Of course, if nothing clicks, it may take a little longer time for me to get the help of those I know and get the task done. The negative effect will be that my writing work will get delayed.

I realise that LinkedIn is probably not the proper forum for my request. Almost all are professionals busy with their own work who do not have time to volunteer.

One of the lessons I have learnt in life is to share both negative and positive outcomes. Most readers like that better than hiding apparent failures.

Last time I made available one of my books for free download. That book is still available in the following link for three more specific days – Dec 25, Jan 1 and Jan 14

But I would like to add one more book to this blog. It is the biography I had written on the life of Dr John Scudder: The world’s first medical missionary. He happens to be the grandfather of Dr Ida S Scudder the founder of CMC Vellore. It is available at the following links.

Global eBook Dr John Scudder 

Indian eBook Dr John Scudder

I hope you would enjoy these books.

May I wish a blessed Christmas to all who celebrate this event and a very happy new year 2022 to everyone.

Rajaratnam Abel


Published by rajaratnamabel

Having completed my undergraduate medical education from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Then I had the privilege of completing my Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. I could also complete my PhD in Chennai, India. Based on my extensive work in nutrition backed by a number of scientific publication, I also received the Fellowship of the International College of Nutrition (FICN). I retired from active service in 2005. Since then God enabled me to be a Consultant Public Health Physician, at the SUHAM Trust of the DHAN Foundation in Madurai. I am involved in providing community based health care support to a large number Self Help Groups in 14 Indian states.

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