AIDS awareness rally organized by HIMS

AIDS awareness rally organized by HIMS

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, a massive awareness campaign was conducted by Himalayan Hospital Jolly Grant. Various programs were organized under this. During this, people coming to the skin disease OPD were given information about the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of AIDS. Also myths were dispelled about AIDS amongst the people.

On Saturday, people coming to the OPD of Dermatology Department of Himalayan Hospital were made aware about AIDS. During the program organized on this occasion, Head of the Department, Dr. Rashmi Jindal said that AIDS disease is caused by HIV virus. This virus weakens the immunity of humans. The purpose behind celebrating this special day is to make people aware of HIV disease.

Dr. Rashmi Jindal reiterated that the reasons for the spread of AIDS are unsafe sex, transfusion of HIV infected blood, use of infected needles during pregnancy or delivery of an HIV positive woman or even by breastfeeding, the newborn baby can spread this infection.

Dr. Samarjit Roy, Dr. YS Bisht, Dr. Ruchi etc. were present on this occasion.

Symptoms of AIDS –
Dr. Samarjit Roy said that due to AIDS, the patient suddenly starts losing weight, there can be fever for a long time, diarrhoea can persist for a long time, there can be increase in glands in the body and there can be many wounds on the tongue etc.

AIDS awareness rally by HIMS –
On behalf of the Department of Community Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), Jolly Grant, under the guidance of Head of the Department, Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava, people were made aware about the dangers of AIDS in Kudkawala and Gauhari Mafi Raiwala Health Center of Doiwala. During this, the students went door-to-door and gave information about AIDS to the people and also distributed red ribbons. On this occasion, Dr. Himanshu, Dr. Deepshikha, Dr. Vaibhav, Dr. Chirag etc. were present.

SRHU’s Shooting Star Shourya Saini hits bull’s eye

Adding another feature in his cap Shourya Saini, a remarkable young talent in the world of shooting, clinched victory at the 66th National Shooting Championship

Last year he hit headlines when he won a Bronze Medal at the Deaflympics held at Brazil. Adding another feature in his cap Shourya Saini, a remarkable young talent in the world of shooting, clinched victory at the 66th National Shooting Championship 2023 with an extraordinary feat—securing Gold in 50m 3 Position, Gold in 50m Prone, and a Silver in 10m Air Rifle Men (Deaf). His unwavering focus and dedication earned him this achievement, proving that triumph knows no hurdles. A student of Paramedical Sciences at SRHU, Shourya exemplifies excellence both on the range and in academics, showcasing the power of passion and perseverance.

Congratulating the youngster for his incredible achievement, Chancellor SRHU, Dr Vijay Dhasmana felicitated him and wished him many more laurels in the future. “He is an amazing inspiration for the youth of today. He inspires for having such ambitious dreams,” he underlined.

VC SRHU, Dr Rajendra Dobhal, too in his congratulatory message urged him to keep up his superlative performance in future as well. “Cheers to him for a job well done.”

Talking about his achievements his father SC Saini stated, “I am witness to the fact that he worked extremely hard and pushed his abilities to the limit where success happened.”

Asked how he is planning his next set of targets the young achiever shared, “There is a wide range of medals that I have set my eyes on. I hope to grow as a sportsperson and earn laurels for my College SRHU, state Uttarakhand and country India. And I know that should not be difficult.”

His next destination where he hopes to achieve a similar feat is the National Inter University Games 2023-24 to be held at Dr Kani Singh Shooting Range Delhi.

High Dependency Unit inaugurated at Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant

High Dependency Unit in Gynaecology Ward inaugurated at Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant

Dateline Jollygrant – Serious patients in the Women and Obstetrics Department at Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant will now receive even better treatment. A dedicated High Dependency Unit (HDU) has been set up in the hospital’s Gynaecology Ward. Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana of Swami Ram Himalayan University (SRHU) officially inaugurated the HDU, dedicating it to public health.

While inaugurating the dedicated High Dependency Unit (HDU) in the Gynaecology Ward at Himalayan Hospital, Dr. Dhasmana stated that continuous improvements are being made in health facilities at Himalayan Hospital, keeping patient convenience in mind. In this series, the HDU has been established.

Department Head Dr. Ruchira Nautiyal explained that the newly constructed modern HDU with 6 beds is equipped with state-of-the-art health machines. It also includes ICU facilities. The Obstetrics HDU is well-equipped with experienced and skilled obstetric specialists.

On this occasion, Chief Medical Superintendent Dr. S.L. Jethani, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad, Dr. R.S. Saini, and all nursing staff were present.

What is an HDU ward?
HDU wards are for those individuals who require more intensive observation, treatment, and nursing care compared to treatment in a general ward.

Facilities available in the HDU:

A well-equipped unit with beds for high-risk pregnancies.
Ventilator support for patients with respiratory issues during pregnancy.
Dialysis unit with a haemo-dialysis machine.
ECG machine for measuring electrical activity of the heart and heart rate patterns.
Central suction and DC shock if necessary.

RIMC wins Valley of Words, National School Debate, 2023

The proud winners of the National School Debate, 2023 with VoW and RIMC team

Dateline Dehradun: The Valley of Words| Shabdavali Inter-School Bilingual Debate was held at the Thimayya Auditorium of the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) on November 26, 2023. The National School Debate, a part of the Valley of Words International Art and Literature Festival annual calendar is an  initiative which aims to attract young school debaters from all over India.

Sixteen participants from NVS-JNV Dehradun, Sainik School Amrawatinagar and Gopalganj, KV Hathibarkahala, BSF School Bagdogra,  RIMC, Dehradun, Eklavya School Sikkim and Arunanchal Pradesh, Him Jyoti School Dehradun and Railway School Gorakhpur and Mussoorie took centre stage for semi-finals held a day prior at RIMC.

The final event witnessed the participation of 8 students, divided equally between English and Hindi speakers, with 2 participants each arguing for and against the motion, the topic being, ‘The UN is Dead, Long Live G20.”  The Chief Guest at the event was Maj Gen Atul Rawat, AVSM, ADG NCC and the Guest of Honour was  Dr Sanjeev Chopra, Festival Director of Valley of Words|Shabdavali.

Three eminent personalities served as judges for the debate, ensuring a fair and thorough evaluation of the participants’ arguments. Mr Yogesh Kumar, a seasoned journalist with a remarkable career; Dr Srishtee Sethi, Harvard University, India Fellow specializing in Borderlands and Migration; and Mrs Rekha Kalia, a veteran in soft skills training with over 30 years of experience, brought a wealth of expertise to the event.

Dr Sethi complimented the participants, highlighting the seamless and well-researched nature of the debate and the students’ commitment to knowledge and critical thinking.

Dr Sanjeev Chopra expressed gratitude to all the esteemed guests, judges, and participants. He specifically acknowledged the instrumental role played by RIMC Commandant Brig. Vikram Kadian, The Samkhyaa Foundation, Ms Kshipra Panwar (Faculty English Deptt, RIMC), Mr Khushiram (Faculty Hindi Deptt, RIMC) and the volunteers of Valley of Words in making the event a resounding success. Dr Chopra emphasized the significance of debates in fostering knowledge and wisdom, praising the participants for putting forth well-reasoned arguments.

Maj Gen Rawat highlighted the essential qualities of a good speaker, emphasizing the importance of articulating ideas effectively.

RIMC walked away with the ‘Best Speaker Award’ in Hindi going to Abhishekh Kumar while Arush Goswami won the English ‘Best Speaker Award;’  Sana Iqbal of BSF Sr Sec School stood second while Tanmai Mishra, Railway School, and Kanishka Thapa, Navodaya Vidyalaya came in third.  In the Hindi Category: Virat Chauhan, Railway School came in second while Khushi Rajak, BSF Sr Sec School, and Abhishek Raj, Sainik School were third runners-up.

The Valley of Words’ Inter-School Bilingual Debate left a lasting impression, showcasing the intellectual prowess and oratory skills of the young debaters. The annual event provides a platform for healthy competition and fosters a spirit of critical thinking and articulate expression among young-minds.

Students of Himalayan College of Nursing SRHU take Oath of Service


Dateline Dehradun: Today students of ‘Himalayan College of Nursing’ took an Oath of Service. The college organized a lamp lighting ceremony, wherein 145 B.Sc. Nursing students pledged to uphold values of humanity, dedication, and service.

Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, the Vice Chancellor of Swami Rama Himalayan University, inaugurated the event, emphasizing the vital role of nurses in serving humanity. The nursing director, Dr. Renu Dhasmana, highlighted Florence Nightingale’s contribution and stressed upon the importance of preserving life without shortcuts in patient care.

The program, attended by dignitaries like Dr. Prakash Keshavya, Dr. Kathy, Dr. Kamli Prakash, and others, acknowledged the significance of the event. Principal Dr. Sanchita Pugazandi wished the students a bright future, emphasizing the importance of the occasion. Amrita Swarup and Jayant conducted the proceedings.

Governor Uttarakhand awards degrees at Swami Rama Himalayan University

HE Governor Uttarakhand conferring degrees at SRHU

Dateline Dehradun: At the 6th convocation ceremony 644 students of Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU) were conferred degrees.

Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.), the Honorable Governor of Uttarakhand, graced the event as the Chief Guest. Fourteen students received gold medals, one student was honoured with the ‘Swami Rama Best Graduate Award,’ and six scholars were awarded Ph.D. degrees.

During the ceremony, SRHU Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana extended a warm welcome to Chief Guest Lt. Gen. Gurmeet Singh, presenting him with flowers, a shawl, and a memento at the Badrinath Temple. Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh urged students to serve the nation and society with dedication, emphasising SRHU’s esteemed position as an institution of repute.

The proud students of SRHU

Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rajendra Dobhal highlighted the university’s illustrious history, and stressed the importance of education as a means of self-awareness, empowerment, and transformation.

The convocation saw 644 degrees conferred, distributed across various disciplines, including medical sciences, nursing, biosciences, yoga sciences, management studies, and science and technology. Additionally, 21 meritorious students were honored, with special recognition for academic excellence, research contributions, and Swami Rama Best Graduate Award.

Lt. Gen. Gurmeet Singh commended the enthusiasm of all students and expressed satisfaction in witnessing the rich cultural display during the ceremony. He praised the increasing academic excellence of female students and paid tribute to the brave soldiers through a floral tribute at the Wall of Valor.

The event concluded with the lighting of a lamp in front of a portrait of SRHU founder Dr. Swami Rama, symbolising the pursuit of physical and spiritual goals. Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh lauded the university’s commitment to Swami Rama’s vision and mission, emphasising the institution’s contribution to education and healthcare in Uttarakhand.

Overall, the convocation showcased the academic achievements, cultural diversity, and commitment to service at SRHU, leaving a lasting impression on the university community.

Present on the occasion were Education Secretary Shailesh Bagoli, Dr . Ashok Kumar Deorari, Dr Vijendra Chauhan and Registrar SRHU, Dr Susheela Sharma.

Dehradun gears up to host maiden Golf League, 2023 

FRIMA Golf Course, Dehradun

Dateline Dehradun: Boasting of four golf courses, Dehradun has now made it onto the golfing map.  The Dehradun Golf League, a groundbreaking initiative led by Sumeru Bahuguna, Dharmendra Bohra, Captain Sanjay Gandhi (Retd) and Honorary Committee Member Col. Rajat Sharma set the ball rolling with the aim to, “elevate the profile of golf in the picturesque landscapes of Uttarakhand, starting with its inaugural edition in Dehradun this December, and to foster unity among golfers from diverse backgrounds.

Auction in progress

In a significant step towards its inaugural season, an auction was held led by the League Founder Sumeru Bahuguna.  Ten teams consisting of nine players each :Avatara Stingers, Doon Riders, Fairway Fighters, Original Doon Riders, R & A Tigers, Sultans of Swing, Team Pestle Weed, UK Eagles, Uttarakhand Achievers and Vishranti Hospitality showcased a mix of Team Owners, Premium Players, and Auction Picks.

Fuelled by a virtual notional purse of Rs. 2 Crores per team and featuring an auction pool of 51 players, Sumeru Bahuguna, with a handicap of 03, garnered the highest bid at 91 Lakhs from the R & A Tigers.

With the 10 teams now locked in, each comprising a roster of 9 skilled golfers, the course has been set for a remarkable season of golf at the prestigious FRIMA Golf Course starting early December.

The Dehradun Golf League will commence with Three Qualifying League Rounds in round-robin match play format on December 2nd, December 10th, and December 17th. The top five teams out of the ten will qualify for the Finals on Christmas Eve – 24th Dec.

The winning team will be awarded a Grand Prize trophy, with each golfer receiving gold medals and giveaways, while the runners-up will be presented with silver medals.

The Dehradun Golf League extends a warm invitation to amateur golfers to be a part of this grand endeavour, promoting the sport and nurturing inclusivity across the enchanting landscapes of Uttarakhand. This first-of-its-kind League promises an enthralling convergence of skill, strategy, and sportsmanship in the upcoming Dehradun Golf League and make it an annual event not only in Uttarakhand but the country’s golfing calendar.

Swami Rama Himalayan University to host 6th Convocation Ceremony

Swami Rama Himalayan University will host its sixth convocation ceremony at Jolly Grant. Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.)

Swami Rama Himalayan University will host its sixth convocation ceremony at Jolly Grant. Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.) will  be the Chief Guest at the event. Degrees will be conferred upon 644 students from various disciplines, including Medical, Paramedical, Nursing, Engineering, Management, Yoga Sciences, and Biosciences. The university is making extensive preparations to make the convocation ceremony grand and memorable. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with the participation of the esteemed Chief Guest, Lieutenant General Gurmreet Singh.

The Chancellor, Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, emphasized the significance of Lieutenant General Gurmreet Singh’s presence, stating that it is an honor for the students, faculty, and staff associated with the university to have him in their midst. The convocation ceremony, scheduled for November 21, is expected to be a landmark event in the university’s history.

Various committees have been formed to ensure the successful organization of the ceremony. Approximately 644 students from Medical, Paramedical, Nursing, Management, Engineering, Yoga, and Biosciences colleges will be awarded degrees. Additionally, 14 toppers will receive academic awards, one student will be honored with the Swami Rama Best Graduate Award, and six researchers will be recognized with Ph.D. degrees.

Security protocols for attendees include arriving at the venue by 10:20 a.m., remaining in designated areas until the end of the program, and adhering to age restrictions. All attendees must carry photo identification, Aadhar card, driving license, or voter ID for entry. Bringing items such as mobile phones, cameras, umbrellas, bags, and any kind of weapons to the ceremony venue is strictly prohibited. Wearing black clothes to the ceremony is also not allowed, and attendees are instructed to stand at their designated places during the academic procession’s arrival and departure.

Previous convocation ceremonies were held in 2016, 2017, and 2022, with notable Chief Guests such as former President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Swami Rama Humanitarian Award conferred upon ‘Tarun Bharat Sangh’ Rajasthan


Dehradun: The 28th Mahasamadhi Day of Dr. Swami Rama, the founder of Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT), was celebrated on 13th November. Padmashri Swami Bharat Bhushan (Yogi) was chief guest at the event.

The Chairman of HIHT’s Executive Committee and the Chancellor of Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU), Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, stated that, “It is a matter of pride that, the social organization ‘Tarun Bharat Sangh, Alwar, Rajasthan’ is recipient of the Swami Rama Humanitarian Award-2023 for its exceptional contributions in the field of environmental and water conservation, organic farming, and promoting self-governance in rural areas. The exceptional work of this organization has had a huge impact on humanity and may it’s work continue to grow and flourish in right earnestness.”

On behalf of the organization, the award was received by Rajendra Singh, well-known water conservationist and environmentalist and known as the waterman of India.

This organisation has successfully provided water to nearly 1000 villages struggling with water scarcity. For this achievement, the organization also received a gold medal, a certificate of excellence, and a cash award of 10 lakh rupees.

During the event, the outstanding employees of HIHT were also honoured with the “Outstanding Employee Award.” Additionally, the launch of HIHT’s 2024 annual calendar took place, followed by a luncheon. Swamiji’s disciples also participated in the celebration.

Musical tribute paid to classical music doyen late Pandit Rajan Mishra

Musical tribute paid to classical music doyen late Pandit Rajan Mishra

Dateline Rishikesh: Rishikesh based ‘Shruti Sarita Art’ organized ‘Melodies-2023’ a musical tribute to Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan Mishra. From the classical music evening held on November 4th in Kolkata, young and renowned classical singers like Prasoonjit Chakravarti, Ashish Kukreti, and students of ‘Shruti Sarita Art’ paid their respects to Pandit Rajan Mishra through musical offerings. The event commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp in front of the portrait of Guru Dr. Swami Rama.

Musical tribute paid to classical music doyen late Pandit Rajan Mishra

Following that, students of ‘Shruti Sarita Art’, Rupesh Shriyal, Ajay Singh Negi, and Pankaj Joshi, presented a composition in Raga Puriya-Dhanashri titled “Sumiran Karo Man Ram Naam Ko” in Tintal. Accompanied by Gaurav Banerjee on tabla from Varanasi and Ravi Kumar on harmonium, they delivered a captivating performance.

Subsequently, young singer Ashish Kukreti presented a composition in Raga Bihag in a slow tempo titled “Kaise Sukh Soave Nindariya Shyam,” followed by a presentation in Madhya Laya Teen Taal titled “Yashomati Jhulave Lalana Palana.” He concluded his performance with a fast-paced composition in Drut Teen Taal titled “Abahu Lalana Main Ka.”

Post which, Kolkata-based young singer Prasoonjit Chakravarti presented a composition in Raga Madhukouns in a slow tempo titled “Adidev Maheshwar,” followed by a presentation in Madhya Laya Teen Taal titled “Sab Jagat Ke Antaryami.” The program concluded with a rendition of a Sant Surdas bhajan based on Raga Mishra Bhairavi.

Pavan Kumar Mishra, the founder of “Aai Velu,” was also present at the event.

Ashish Kukreti highlighted that ‘Shruti-Sarita Art’ is committed to providing a suitable platform for classical musicians. He mentioned that they consistently organize such programs to promote classical music education amongst students, youth, and the general public, and they have been successful in this endeavor.