SRMS Trust to observe the 28th Death Anniversary of Late Shri Ram Murti Ji by awarding scholarships of Rs 2 Crores
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) will observe Shri Ram Murti Ji’s 28th death anniversary, in addition to the birth anniversaries of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri and Late Shri Mahatma Gandhi.
Rich tributes will be paid to the freedom fighter, former UP minister, and former parliamentarian Shri Ram Murti Ji at Shri Ram Murti Centennial Auditorium of SRMS College of Engineering & Technology, Bareilly. On the occasion, 350 students will receive approximately Rs. 2 Crs. worth of scholarships from the SRMS Trust. 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 started in 1991 with a modest amount of Rs. 7,320, the allocations of scholarships have continued to spread. From Rs. 1 Cr. in 2007, the amount was increased to Rs. 2 Crs. in 2009. Started from the 10+2 levels in 1991, the scholarships now cover under-graduate & post graduate students of the trust institutions.
Apart from the scholarships, the Trust will also honour the winners of its annual National Story Writing and Hindi Debate 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, which helps to maximise relevant learning opportunities. The topics for the debate of this year are as follows:
Speaking about the upcoming events, Founder & Managing Trustee of SRMS Trust Shri Dev Murti Ji said “One of the most important reasons to introduce these scholarships has been to encourage academic excellence amongst students. SRMS institutions aim to encourage this excellence both through these scholarships as well as by providing the best of facilities and resources to their students.”
On that day, the Trust also honours achievements by eminent personalities with the Ram Murti Pratibha Alankaran Award. Some of the people honoured so far are Prof. M.S. Sode (Vice Chancellor, Lucknow University), Dr. J.C. Bass (Eye Surgeon, Bareilly), Prof.Wasim Barelvi (Urdu Poet), Dr.Nawal Kishore (Gynaecologist), Dr. Braham Prakash (Neuro Surgeon), Shri K.P. Saxena (Poet), Prof. Rajveer Singh Yadav (Nephrologist Surgeon), Shri Ashok Kumar Goyal (Businessman), Shri Ashok Kumar Agarwal (Journalist), Prof. S.S. Agarwal (Director, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lucknow), Shri Bhuwan Chandra Harbola (Cricketer), Guru JitendraMaharaj Ji (Kathak Dancer), Justice P.K. Jain, Kranitkari Shri Ram Murti (Freedom Fighter from Pilibhit), Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna (Environmentalist), Dr. V. K. Jain (Nuclear Scientist), Shri Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj (Preacher & Social Reformer), Col. Suresh Joshi (Eminent Army Personnel), Ms. Priyanka Chopra (Miss World), and Dr.Nalini & Dr.Kamalini (Kathak Dancers).