Founder’s Day celebrated at Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust
Founder Dr Swami Rama established the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) at Jollygrant in 1989. To commemorate the day, various programmes were organised at the institute.
Dr Vijay Dhasmana, Member of the HIHT Presidential Body and Vice Chancellor of SRHU, unveiled a portrait of the founder Dr Swami Rama on the occasion.
To make the day special, various educational activities too were organised. Dr Dhasmana flagged off the National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit constituted at SRHU, which has 200 students as members.
As a follow up to the commemorative day, a competition was organised on the teaching of Bhagwat Gita in collaboration with ISKCON Rishikesh. The winners of the aforementioned competition were honoured with cash prizes, citations and mementos (first prize Shailash Barthwal Rs 11,000, second prize Harsh Baluni and Shivam Raturi Rs 7000 , third prize Shalini Rs 5000 , fourth prize Gaurav Rawat Rs 2000 and consolation prizes Rs 500) each to Anushka Rawat, Bhavna Jha, Shivani Rawat, Abhishek Negi, Neha Bisht, Anmol Binjola, Anmol Sheenam Sethi & Smriti Chauhan.
Exhorting the students to become caring learners who are actively growing and achieving, Dr Vijay Dhasmana reiterated that the basic tenet of HIHT is 'Yoga: Karmasu Kaushalam'. This means that Yoga is perfectly skilled action or behaviour. He urged students to perform their natural or allocated duty selflessly and to the best of their ability. Perfect action is positive action for one’s evolution and positive life, he underlined. “Karma is paramount in human life. If you know that you have to do some work, then you should do it by rising above the situation willingly. No work is small or big, doing every task with devotion enhances the abilities of the doer whereby he or she becomes a tool in the hands of the Supreme.”
Earlier, Hari Krishna Das, Secretary, ISKCON Vrindavan East Trust (ISKCON Rishikesh), said that the Bhagwat Gita serves as an ideal Guru in motivating everyone in the right direction. The Gita contains within its fold the basic mantras of success. Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Vijendra Chauhan, RDI Director B Maithili, Dr Kathleen, Dr Sheela Srivastava, Dr Sunil Saini, Registrar Dr Sushila Sharma, Chief Medical Superintendent Dr SL Jethani, etc., were present at the function, ably conducted by Garima Kapoor.
Dr Dhasmana said that Dr Swami Rama established HIHT on 1 June, 1989, in the Valley of the Garhwal Himalayas, Jollygrant. The Rural Development Institute (RDI) was constructed in 1990 and Himalayan Hospital Jolly Grant in 1994 to provide health facilities to rural areas. In view of the shortage of doctors in the state, Swamiji established a medical college in 1995. Dr Swami Rama passed away in November 1996. In the year 2007, the State-of-the-art Hospital for Cancer Research Institute (CRI) was established. Swami Ram Himalayan University (SRHU) was established in the year 2013, making significant achievements in the field of education. Under this, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (Medical College), Himalayan College of Nursing (Nursing College), Himalayan School of Science and Technology (Engineering College) and Himalayan School of Management Studies (Management College), Himalayan School of Yoga Sciences (Yoga School), Himalayan School of Bioscience (Life Science School), Gauri Himalayan School of Science and Technology – Hill Campus educational institutions are being operated.
Dr Vijay Dhasmana, Member of the Presidential Body and Vice-Chancellor SRHU, unveils the portrait of the founder, Dr Swami Rama during the Founder’s Day celebrations at HIHT.
Dr Vijay Dhasmana flags off the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of 200 students during Founder’s Day celebrations at HIHT.
Vice Chancellor Dr Vijay Dhasmana & Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Vijendra Chauhan & Hari Krishna Das from ISKCON giving first prize to Shailash Barthwal