Bhubaneswar: Inaugurating the Annual National Conference of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 2021 today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik opined that forensic science provides concrete evidence and is crucial to dispensation of justice.
“The forensic interpretation of an event, involving human body, and mind, is a vital component of criminal justice system. Legal proceedings require evidence to find out the real perpetrators of crime. Here, forensic science comes handy in providing concrete evidence. Therefore, sophisticated knowledge in forensic science is crucial to dispensation of justice,” remarked he.
Extending his warm greetings to all the delegates from across the country and around the world on the virtual platform, the Chief Minister said, “I’m sure that the scientific deliberations on issues in forensic medicine will throw new lights on emerging techniques, advanced knowledge and newer tools. It will go a long way in enriching your knowledge in the field.”
Highlighting on the venue hosting the conference, Naveen stated, “SCB Medical College and Hospital, where this event is taking place, has been the backbone of healthcare in Odisha for almost a century now. This institution has a glorious history of academic excellence. Its alumni have distinguished themselves in their professional capacities in various institutes of national and international repute. Now, the State Government has started the process of transformation of this great institute to a global standard healthcare institute with all the modern amenities.”
The Chief Minister further stated, “Odisha is known for its rich cultural heritage. It’s also a great place to unwind and experience the serene beauty of nature. I hope the delegates, who have made it to Odisha, will find time to enjoy the beautiful locales here.”
Wishing the Forensic Medicon-2021 a great success, he concluded, “I assume the delegates, both offline and online, will have an exciting and intellectually stimulating discussion during the conference.”