Dr B R Shetty inaugurates Alva’s Pragati 2016

Dr B R Shetty inaugurates Alva’s Pragati 2016

Moodbidri: “It is very important that once we are beneficiaries of this society, it is everyone’s responsibility to give back to it. Moreover, that is what counts at the end of the day,” said Executive Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi-based NMC Health Care, Dr B R Shetty.


He was speaking after inaugurating the two-day job fair, the seventh edition of Alva’s Pragati organized by Alva’s Educational Foundation at V S Acharya Hall in Moodbidri on Saturday, July 2.




“I have greatly benefited from this society. It has shaped me into a responsible human being and has given me a chance to serve mankind in many ways. Though I came from a poor background, my hard work and continuous efforts have made me what I am today and we are in diversified sectors like pharmaceuticals, global financial service, retail, advertising and information technology,” he added.

He also said that New Medical Centre is currently UAE’s largest private health care provider and with its hospitals and medical centres, it serves over two million patients annually across 12 facilities spread over 5 cities in 4 emirates. “Dr Mohan Alva is phenomenal in serving the society in many ways and this job fair has a high potential to be a platform for rural masses to cherish their aspired dreams,” said Shetty.


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Legislator K Abhaychandra Jain said that recent developments in the field of education has given many job aspirants from engineering, technical and medical colleges. Hence, Alva’s Pragati is a boon for those candidates. He added that this common platform provides excellent opportunities to the companies to interact with talented youth who are willing to go that extra mile to prove themselves.

Alva’s Educational Foundation Chairman Dr Mohan Alva welcomed the gathering. MLC Capt. Ganesh Karnik, Vivek Alva (Managing Trustee, Alva’s Educational Foundation) and Jayashree Sudhakar were present among others. Prof Raveendra Shenoy compered the programme.

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Alva’s Pragati is the largest placement drive organised by Alva’s Education Foundation. This seventh edition of Pragati witnessed 304 companies on the first day. 10,000 students have registered online and attended the job fair. NMC, Amazon, IBM, Oracle, UAE Exchange, Tesco, Standard Charted and many other premiere companies are part of this mega placement drive and looking are for eligible candidates and moreover with spot offer letters.

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For the convenience of the aspirants, the main block was dedicated for Degree, Post Graduate and Engineering Degree Holders whereas Degree block was allotted to ITI, Diploma, PUC and SSLC candidates. To assist the job seekers, 2 Employability Enhancement Centres were located at the Nudisiri Vedike and Main block, which provided proper career guidance. Alva’s Pragati will run until tomorrow (3rd July 2016) evening.


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