As every year, the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) celebrated the nation’s 69th Independence Day with gaiety and patriotic fervor on 15th August 2015. Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, Member Presidential Body HIHT and the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Swami Rama Himalayan University, hoisted the national flag amongst the cheering presence of students, staff and employees as the security guards paraded and saluted the flag while students sang the national anthem.
Congratulating everyone on this joyous occasion, Dr. Dhasmana shared the indexes of the Institute’s annual growth and said that steadily our popularity as a University is gaining ground over the erstwhile tag of Jolly Grant Hospital. He expressed his satisfaction on the increase in number of patients in the Himalayan Hospital and Cancer Research Institute and also in the admissions in the Management and Engineering Colleges for the current academic year. “The University has witnessed a remarkable growth in infrastructure as the Engineering and Management Colleges moved to their new premises. The construction work for the Activity Center, Central Reference Lab, Hospital Utility, Lecture Theatre cum Skill Lab and 40-Bed ICU with 40 ventilators, is in progress while the work for four new OTs is nearing completion. Very soon, the work for two more Utility Centre buildings to accommodate CSSD, laundry, etc. shall begin, to cope with the increasing demand for such facilities along with the newer canteen facilities for staff, faculty and inpatients,” he said. He shared his happiness on the coverage of all the employees drawing up to Rs.15,000/- p.m. under the Employee State Insurance (ESI) Scheme and also on the extension of medical support by the Himalayan Hospital to the Lions Club Hospital in Dehradun.
Applauding the diligent endeavors of the engineering students in the “Low Cost Toilet,” “Low Cost Women Safety Device” and “Casualty Monetary Device” projects under the supervision of Dr. Trilok Rajora as their Project Coordinator, Dr. Dhasmana said, “I had requested Dr. Rajora to work on innovation of a device that would help provide medical assistance to people living in far-flung areas in the hilly terrain. On its successful testing, the device would be provided to the state government for distribution amongst the needy in the entire state.”

The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor congratulated Director CRI for steering Cancer Research Institute on the path to progress and showered his praises on Late Dr. M.C. Pant for dedicating his life for the cause of cancer in the state. “Dr. Pant supported us whole-heartedly in this cause,” he said. He commended the Rural Development Institute for being designated as the National Training Provider for Adolescent Health Counselors for 13 states of the country under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and also for providing technical support for enabling maternal, child and adolescent health in the Tizit block of Mon District in Nagaland as part of CSR activity.
On the occasion, the students, staff and faculty members, and children from the Vidya School and the campus presented cultural programs of patriotic songs, dances and skits. The celebration was followed by distribution of sweets.