On 2nd October 2016, institutions run by the SRMS Trust (SRMS College of Engineering & Technology Bareilly, SRMS College of Engineering, Technology & Research Bareilly, SRMS Institute of Medical Sciences Bareilly, SRMS College of Engineering & Technology Unnao, International Business School Unnao and others)) observed Shri Ram Murti Ji’s 28th death anniversary, besides celebrating the birth anniversaries of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri and Mahatma Gandhi.
Rich tributes were paid to the freedom fighter, former UP minister, and former parliamentarian Shri Ram Murti Ji at the auditorium of SRMS College of Engineering & Technology Bareilly. Prof. Jitender Singh started the proceedings, quoting “Jab hum paida hue, jag hasa hum roye, kuch aisi karni kar chale, hum hase jag roye”. Mr. Subhash Patel (ex Mayor) appreciated the initiatives of the SRMS Trust in the field of Engineering & Medical education. He further added “The horizon of the health care services offered by the Trust are now not only limited to Rohilkhand Region but has expanded to the entire Kumaon region and the state of U.P.” He shared a number of instances reflecting the strong value system of Late Shri Ram Murti Ji and added that it is excellent to see that his values are still alive throughout the SRMS Leadership Teams, Faculty, Staff and the students. Mr. Shyamlal Kannojia (a close companion of Late Shri Ram Murti ji) and Dr. KP Singh joined students in the tributes.
On the occasion, approximately Rs 2 crores worth of scholarships from SRMS Trust were awarded. This corpus of scholarships is one of the largest by a single trust in India. Shri Ram Murti Ji always inspired and worked for the deserving students from the economically weaker sections of society. Initially stated in 1991 with a modest amount of Rs7,320, the allocations of scholarships have spread wider and deeper. From Rs 1 crore in 2007, the amount was increased to Rs 2 crores in 2009, with plans to further increase the amount. Starting from the 10+2 levels, the scholarships now cover under-graduate and technical education as well.
Apart from the scholarships, the Trust also honoured the winners of its annual national story writing and debating competitions. These were initiated in 1995 to promote creativity and extracurricular learning. The topics for these competitions are usually chosen to represent contemporary societal issues to maximise relevant learning. This years theme were global warming and the soon to be introduced GST tax. The award from junior wing (Class 10+2) was bagged by BBL School, Bareilly and from the senior wing (Undergraduate level), Maharaja Agresen PG College, Bareilly received the Chalvaijyanti Puraskar.
Chairman Shri Dev Murti ji briefed the audience regarding the future plans, and gave the glimpses of the current ventures of the Trust. He presented the statistics of the charitable activities done by the Trust in the field of health care through Hospital on Wheels, Tele-Medicine OPD of Bhairpura and SRMS Multi Super Specialty Hospital itself throughout the Rohilkhand Region. He shared that All India Talent Scholarship announced on 2nd October last year has been initiated and scholarship of around Rs.20 Lacs have been awarded for promoting research in the prescribed fields throughout the country. He further added that though this scholarship scheme is open to all, SRMS Alumnus are given preference. He shared the success of SSY (Samudayik Swasthya Yojana) wherein a family can have medical treatment of up to Rs. 50000/= per year on subscribing the scheme at Rs.365/= per year. He announced that ‘Classroom on Wheels’, equipped with Smart Board is being inaugurated today for promoting literacy in rural areas through Rotary Club – Bareilly West under the Presidency of Mr. Shailendra Deva. Dev Murti Ji announced to open a super speciality budget hospital at Arjun Ganj, Lucknow by February 2018.
Further, he announced that an emergency care unit would soon be launched at stadium road, Bareilly, wherein the patients can be offered emergency care for 24 hours before shifting to the SRMS Hospital.
He congratulated the students for their achievements, and advised them to focus on their goals, saying “The only thing that stands between you and your dreams is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible”.
Mr. Aditya Murti offered his tribute to his great grandfather in his vote of thanks to all the guests and students. He congratulated the scholarship recipients and made an appeal to put more efforts this year so that the Scholarship Budget may be increased to Rs. 4 crores.
About SRMS Trust
Shri Ram Murti Smarak Trust, a public charitable Trust, was established in the year 1990 to commemorate and cherish the memory of veteran freedom fighter, true Gandhian, ex-parliamentarian, and ex-minister U.P., the Late Ram Murti Ji. The primary goal of the Trust is to provide and promote education and research in the field of Engineering & Technology, Medicine, Humanities, Science and Management.
Prof Subhash Mehra
SRMS Trust Administrator.
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