Dear …….,

Herewith a copy of the group photograph that we took on that memorable evening of the day when your results came out and you graduated. I have thought of all of you several times since then and in my mind’s eye I see you performing the many tasks and taking on the responsibilities of a young doctor in the complex system of a hospital.I hope this Faculty has given you the necessary independence and fortitude to face your problems and solve them.

As your daily toil continues and the pressures around you increase,you will tend to lose sight of the heritage of Medicine and the principles and policies that we have talked about during your University course. Would you now and then stop looking down at the earth where you are working and look up to the stars because that is where your sights should be. Always aim high for yourself. Not just a hundred which is easy to attain but a million which you may not attain but certainly is worth trying for, like in the words of Browning:

“That low man seeks a little thing to do,

sees it and does it:

This high man, with a great thing to pursue,

Dies ere he knows it.

That low man goes on adding one to one,

His hundred’s soon hit:

This high man, aiming at a million,

Misses an unit.”

I look forward to seeing you at the Convocation this Friday when together with your other teachers, your parents and friends, we shall feel pleased and proud as you step up in your academic gown to receive your degrees.

After the Convocation we shall take a group photograph of the whole class in the Postgraduate Museum. Please feel free to bring your parents and anyone else along so that they could be included as well. This will be the last time we shall be able to get all of you together so I do hope you will come soon after the Convocation for the photograph.

With kind regards and all good wishes.

Yours sincerely,

T.J. Danaraj