His Holiness Sant Hirdaram Sahib, who is 100 years old, has been devoting his life towards various benevolent activities in the field of health, education & employment, for upliftment of the Society. The activities are carried out with the help of the affectionate disciples of the Saint spread throughout the world.
With his inspiration and blessings and cooperation of various philanthropists/well-wishers the much awaited in the educational parlance of the capital “ Sant Hirdaram Girls College” was inaugurated on 25 th June’06. The different wings of the college constructed with the generosity of various philanthropists were inaugurated with the gracious hands of respective philanthropists / their representative in the pious presence of Rev. Sidh Bhau, the staunch disciple and successor of H. H. Santji, the details are given below:-
||Name of Wing/Block
||Name of sponsor
||Jaslok Science College Wing
||Mr. D. K. Chanrai (Mumbai)
Mr. M. K. Chanrai (Singapore)
Mr. P. K. Chanrai (Mumbai)
Mr. D. D. Chanrai (London)
Mr. N. G. Chanrai (Singapore)
Mrs. Kanta Masand (Mumbai)
Mr. Jagdish M. Chanrai (London)
|Mrs. Kanta & Col. Manesh Masand,
Mumbai (Daughter &
Mr. M. K. Chanrai, Singapore)
||Rukmani Krishan Arts/ Commerce Wing
||Mrs. Sarla Thadani (Mumbai)
Mrs. Kavita & Mr. Ram Thadani (Hong Kong)
Mrs. Neeta & Mr. Thakur Thadani (Lagos)
|Mr. Jagdeep R. Thadani, Mumbai
(S/o Mr. R. K. Thadani & Nephew of
Mr. T. K. Thadani)
||Radhadevi T. Kewalramani Professional Courses Wing
||Mrs. Jyoti & Mr. P. K. Ramani (Hong Kong)
Mrs. Padma & Mr. Wadhuram Kewalramani (Kuwait)
Mrs. Rajeshwari &
Mr. Kanhaiyalal Kewalramani (Kuwait)
|Mrs. Jyoti & Mr. P. K. Ramani, Hong Kong
||Indira Hotchand Lalwani Library & Administration Block
||Mrs. Bhanu & Mr. Mohan Lalwani (Hong Kong)
Mrs. Vandana & Mr. Santosh Lalwani (Mumbai)
|Rev. Sidh Bhau
Further, the Balani Indoor Games Wing and Canteen are the under construction projects of Sant Hirdaram Girls College, sponsored by one of the affectionate followers of H. H. Santji from Hong Kong and Mrs. Sonia & Mr. Bhagwan Wadhwani from New York respectively.
Mr.Wadhuram Kewalramani, Kuwait (Elder Brother of Mr. P. K. Ramani), Mr. Govindram Jarani, Indore (Elder Brother of Mr. P. K. Ramani), Mr. Deepak Kewalramani, Indore (Nephew of Mr. P. K. Ramani), Mrs. Motalbai Khubani, Mumbai (Mother-in-law of Mr. P. K. Ramani) were also present in the inaugural function.
Spread in the educational campus of 8 acres, the college has magnanimous buildings of three wings for Science, Commerce and Professional courses alongwith separate library, administrative block, canteen, Yoga Hall, ample parking place, indoor sports building and large playground for outdoor games.
The college is located near the banks of famous Bhopal Lake and surrounded by green belt of plantation. The college depicts the most suited environment of Gurukul for effective education. The college is well-equipped with Science and computer laboratories. All modern amenities and facilities required for imparting qualitative good education are available in the college. Highly experienced, learned and well-qualified faculties, cordial staff and management is the added specialty of the college.
The college will be run by Shaheed Hemu Kalani Educational Society working under the able guidance of Rev. Sidh Bhau. The society is having wide experience of more than a decade of running six schools the notable being Vidyasagar Public School, Mithi Gobindram Public School, Navnidh Hassomal Lakhani Public School, Kewalram Chanrai Public School, Radhibai Hassomal Khiantani Foundation School, Prerna Kiran Public School. The college will also be run on no profit no loss basis like the schools. The provision of Sant Hirdaram Scholarship for meritorious students has been an added attraction for the students and has resulted good response.
Speaking on the occasion, Rev. Sidh Bhau said, the basic purpose of setting up the schools and the colleges is to provide excellent inputs to the students in addition to imbibing in them the pious Sanskaras based on Indian culture, human values, patriotism and world brotherhood so that globally worthy citizens could be provided to the society. The first lesson taught to the students is to be grateful to their parents, observe civic sense and to maintain good relations and mutual respects with their neighbours. The students should feel duty towards their nation also.
He further said, H. H. Santji lays specific emphasis on the education of girls / women. It is rightly said, if we educate a boy, we educate a man, whereas if educate a girl, we educate a family and in turn, the whole society. Educating girls with excellent academic and pious Sanskaras would surely have good impact on the society. Also, God forbidden, in case any unforeseen eventualities occur in their lives, if they are well-educated, they will not be a burden on the society but they will able to a support themselves as well as their family with self-respect.
With setting up of this college, Shaheed Hemu Kalani Educational Society will be one such institution where a girl seeking admission even in a pre-nursery class can be assured of her education upto graduation/post graduation level and even for professional courses continuously in the same excellent academic environment with pious Sanskaras.
On this occasion, Dr. Santosh Kumar Ex.-vice Chancellor, Barkatullah University, Bhopal & Dr. Harisingh Gaur, University Sagar, expressed his view that nation is greater than an individual and we must imbibe patriotism in the students. He assured that as an advisor, he will make all out efforts to give excellent inputs to the students. Dr. Shashi Rai Ex-Principal Sarojini Naidu, (Nutan), PG. Girls College, expressed confidence in rosy future of the college in view of its well-planned start, effective management, state-of-the-art infra-structure and matchless academic environment. She congratulated the philanthropists for having made nice investment in higher education, which she has nowhere seen. Only education is that type of donation, which increases manifold to whom who gives it. Almost all the guest dignitaries spoke on the occasion and wished all the best for bright future of the college.
On this occasion, a book Madhur Yadeen written by eminent educationist Dadi K. V. Lakhani the Chairperson of Jeev Sewa Sansthan was also released with the pious hands of Rev. Sidh Bhau. The book depicts the autobiography of Dadi Lakhani, President of the Society and contains her sweet memories.
The function witnessed a large gathering of the students, teachers, local citizens and voluntary office bearers of the society.
GLIMPSES OF SANT HIRDARAM GIRLS COLLEGE INAUGURATION