Shri Guru Ram
Rai Education Mission
Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission was established in 1952.
Presently, it is running over 122 educational Institutions in North India.
Uttarakhand has a literacy rate of 72.28% and Shri Guru Ram Rai Education
Mission has made a significant contribution to it and is committed to its
further improvement with the following vision :
Free education is provided to all the students in Laxman
Sanskrit Mahavidyalya, Shri Laxman Vidyalya Intermediate College and Shri Guru
Ram Rai Girls Inter College. In all the public schools fees are low enough to
be within the reach of the common man and textbooks are provided to the
students at a discount of 25%. Over 65,000 students are studying in all the
institutions from primary to Ph.D. level.
Gauging the dearth of professionals vis-a-vis the ongoing open
economy and globalisation, in 1994 the Mission established Shri Guru Ram Rai
Institute of Technology and Science at Dehradun with proir permission from all
India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
The Institute runs MBA, MCA, B.PHARM, M.PHARM, PG & UG courses in Life
Sciences. Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology and Science is the living
model par excellence of Technological, Managerial and Applied Science Courses.
With the same objective, Medical College with 100 MBBS seats,
College of Nursing with B.Sc. (Nursing) & Post Basic B.Sc. (Nursing)
Courses and College of Paramedical Sciences with BPT, B.Sc. (Radio Imaging
Technology) and BMLT Courses were started. Similarly B.Sc. (Agriculture),
B.Ed., M.Ed., PG Diploma in Mass Communication and PG Diploma in Tourism were
introduced in Mission owned PG College.
Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji
Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj is a religious and
philanthropic organisation funded by Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji, son of Shri Guru Har
Rai Ji, the seventh Sikh Guru. It dates back to 1676 AD. The city of Dehradun
was christened so, when Shri Ruru Ram Rai Ji put up its "Dera"
(Settlement) in Doon Valley. The then Mughal emperor Aurangzeb gifted the town
of Dehradun (in its original splendour, it was of 6 villages) to the Guru. The
rich heritage and golden history is quite evident in the architectural splendour
of the Darbar and the holy Gurudwara.
Sajjada Nashin Shri Mahant
Darbar Sahib, its properties and institutions are administered
by its Sajjada Nashin Shri Mahant. The Sajjada Nashin Shri Mahants are
sequentially nominated by the Sajjada Nashin during his life time. The ninth
Mahant Brahmaleen Shri Indiresh Charan th Dass Ji Maharaj, a great educationist
of 20 century, had a vision of rendering services for the promotion of social
well-being through education and healthcare. His disciple and successor Shri
Mahant Devendra Dass JI brought his dream into reality. He has established a
750 bedded hospital, a Medical College with 100 MBBS seats, a Paramedical
college, a Nursing College. and introduced B.Sc. Agriculture, B.Ed., M.Ed.
College, M.Sc. (Pharm Chemistry), M.Sc. (Life Sciences), M.Sc. (RSCGIS) B.Sc.
(Biotechnology) and opened 25 more public schools with in a short span. The
present Sajjada Nashin Shri Mahant Devendra Dass Ji, a highly educated and
enlightened person, devoted to the cause to which Shri Darbar Sahib and its
subsidiary institutions are committed.
Social and Religious Services of
Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj
A community kitchen (Langar) is running in Darbar Sahib since
very beginning where in more than 1000 devotees take prasad twice a day. In
keeping with its tradition of philanthropy and charity, Darbar Sahib provides
donations for needy persons, wandering sages, poor students and destitutes.
Financial assistance and help in various forms is provided to needy girls from
poor families for their education and marriage. Besides this, Darbar Sahib has
been generously helping victims of earthquakes, floods and other natural
calamities. Free lodging and boarding facilities are also available at Darbar
Sahib for all devotees, followers, visitors and needy students.