Uttar Pradesh Governor Shri Ram Naik, Union Minister of State for Defence General (retd) Shri VK Singh, Union Minister of State for Home Shri Kiren Rijiju and noted saint Shri Vijay Kaushalji Maharaj jointly inaugurated a multi-specialty hospital in Ghaziabad on September 6. The 170 beded hospital, named as Vardan Hospital, has been built by leading social worker Shri Kamlesh Garg, who took retirement from active politics like Nanaji Deshmukh and dedicated himself to the social cause.
On this occasion Shri Ram Naik hoped that the hospital would prove to be a vardaan (boon) for the needy patients in the region. He said it is need of the hour that everyone is ensured health facilities. General VK Singh hoped that the hospital would prove to be more excellent in services than the Apollo Hospital. He also assured full cooperation in the project. Shri Kiren Rijiju donated Rs one lakh to the hospital. He also said to set up a similar kind of hospital in Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Vijay Kaushalji Maharaj also blessed the project and applauded the efforts of Shri Kamlesh. He said today education and health are out of reach for the common people. But this hospital is an initiative which would ensure health for all. It is to be noted that Shri Vijay Kaushalji Maharaj had laid the foundation stone for the hospital three years back.
Shri Kamlesh Garg said they do not expect power, post or fame, they just want to become an instrument in resolving the problems of the people. He said it is a small effort to bring a change in the society. Senior journalist Shri Ram Bahadur Rai was also present among the distinguished gathering on this occasion. —Surender Singhal
Swami Laxmananda Saraswati remembered
Swami Laxmananda Saraswati was paid tribute on his seventh death anniversary all over Odisha. The day was observed as ‘Dharma Rakshya Diwas’ and various programmes were conducted to recall the dedicated life and work of the great saint for uplift of the Vanvasis. Special yajnas and public meetings were organised at Jalespeta Ashram in Kandhmal District where the seer was killed and at the Chakapada Ashram. A Smriti Sabha was also organised by Swami Laxmananda Smriti Nyas in the State capital Bhubaneshwar.