Celebrating 38th Foundation Day of IIHMR, Jaipur
Jaipur, 8th October 2022; Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) was established on 5 October 1984. To commemorate this special day IIHMR University celebrated its 38th Foundation Day on October 7, 2022.
The event was graced by the benign presence of Chief Guest, Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, President, JIPMER, Puducherry, Chairman, AIIMS, Madurai, Chairman LEPRA Society, Former Secretary, Department of Health Research, Government of India and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research.
The Programme commenced with Saraswati Vandana which was followed by welcome address by Dr. P.R. Sodani, President of IIHMR University. Dr. Sodani welcomed the dignitaries, faculty, staff, and students. He shared some of the notable achievements made by the University during the year. The programme was then followed by a digital presentation of reflections of IIHMR journey, since its inception in 1984 to 2022.
It was a proud moment for the University when Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, Chief Guest, released the Book on Healthcare System Management: Methods and Techniques published by Springer, a renowned global publisher. The Editor and Associate Editor of this most coveted book are Dr. S.D. Gupta and Dr. Anoop Khanna respectively. Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch congratulated the authors for putting untiring efforts to produce this piece of literary work in the field of Healthcare Management and said that the Healthcare sector awaits many more such contributions from researchers and academicians in the field of healthcare management.
Adding to the delight was the occasion of first anniversary of IIHMR Foundation which supported Healthcare Innovations and startups with Health Innovation Support Grant and Seed Investment worth 11 Lacs. In the foundation day ceremony, four selected healthcare startup ideas were given funds worth Rs 2 lac each for developing their ideas into a working prototype and one of the startups received Rs 5 lakh seed investment for upscaling. IIHMR Foundation supported these ideas under the category of mHealth, Tech Led innovation in healthcare, Digital therapeutics, and wellness and organic product categories. On this occasion, Dr. P.R. Sodani, Director IIHMR Foundation said that we at IIHMR are now supporting healthcare startups and providing them with mentorship, domain expertise, linkages and monetary support.
To acknowledge, honour and felicitate the outstanding Alumni and to celebrate the achievements of inspiring achievers and contributors who have made their alma-mater proud, the University instituted the Distinguished Alumni Awards this year. The award was conferred to Dr. Manvir Singh Pal, Former COO, of Thumbay Group, UAE and Ms. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President and Director of HCL Foundation, by Dr. S.D. Gupta, Trustee Secretary, Indian Institute of Health Management and Research and Dr. P.R. Sodani, President IIHMR University.
Thereafter, the students of IIHMR University left the audience mesmerized and thrilled with their vivacious and pulsating cultural performances.
The Programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Dr. Piyusha Majumdar, Chair cultural committee, IIHMR University.