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Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission

It was established by Late 9th Shri Mahant Indresh Charan Dass Ji Maharaj in 1952 to impart quality education to all sections of society. He was a freedom fighter, a great scholar and an educationist. His vision of "Education for all" is being fulfilled and flourished under the able guidance and dynamic leadership of his successor, Shri Mahant Devendra Dass Ji Maharaj.

Activities of the Mission

Education: Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission was established in 1952 to impart quality education for the all round development of poor, low income group and deprived classes of the society at nominal cost. With a modest beginning the Mission today imparts education in its 122 institutions in northern India through English and Hindi medium from Nursery to Ph.D. The mission has PG College. Considering the need of the present society, Shri Mahant Devendra Dass Ji is making all possible efforts to modernize the institutions. The Mission endeavours to ensure a fine balance between the ancient and the modern values to impart the best education to the young generation in the following institutions.

  1. Primary, Secondary & Senior Secondary Schools: At present over one lakh students are getting education and more than 10000 employees are working in these schools.

  2. Shri Guru Ram Rai (P.G) College: In addition to the normal courses at the higher level, the college has some specialized courses too, such as B.Sc. Agriculture, M.Sc Agronomy, B.Ed./M.Ed./S.S.W./M.Sc Microbiology / M.Sc. Biotechnology / B.Sc. Biotechnology with CBZ / B.Sc. Microbiology with CBZ and Mass Communication in order to keep pace with the modern age all the science labs were renovated in addition to the renovation of the old building. The college made steady progress over the years and now it provides education up to Ph.D. level in Botany / Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics / Geology / English / Literature & Economics.

  3. Sanskrit Mahavidyalay: In order to make a synthesis of oriental learning and modern, the Mission imparts Sanskrit education to the students from various parts of the country at free of cost. The Scholars / pandits (religious teachers) are doing a great service to the society not only by conducting religious ceremonies but also boosting the morale of the defence personnel as religious teachers and ethical teaching to the people.

  4. Shri Guru Ram Rai Institution of Technology and Sciences:
    Considering the global need for Technology and Science, the institute was restructured and a modern building was constructed as per the requirements of AICTE. The intake in the MCA/MBA was increased as per AICTE norms. Later, the new courses BBA, B.Pharma and BCA, M.Pharma, M.Sc (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), B.Sc. (CBZ) with Biotechnology were also introduced.

  5. Shri Guru Ram Rai Institution of Medical and Health Sciences: Realizing the necessity of the rural folk for medical care Shri Mahant Devendra Dass Ji established SGRRIMHS & SMIH in the year 2002. A charitable hospital with 300 beds was later expanded to 600 beds. In the year 2005-2006 SGRRIMHS & SMIH introduced MMBS course for 100 seats with the recommendations of the Medical Council of India. Permission has been granted for the introduction of P.G. courses (MD/MS) from the year 2011. A Nursing College and the center for Allied Health Science (Paramedical) were also established in the year 2005. The institute is making a rapid progress and Shri Mahraj ji has a vision to make the institute a ‘Beacon of hope’ for all the sundry.

  6. Future Plans: As a part of the expansion of the mission, Shri Mahant ji has planned to set up Shri Guru Ram Engineering Colleges, Deemed University, N.R.I. University, a hospital in each block of the rural area and shelters for old people, orphan, and destitute.
Ecologist and Environmentalist: Shri Maharaj Ji takes keen interest to conserve the plants and animals. He loves wildlife including plants and animals. Massive plantation on barren land is initiated by him. All possible efforts are being made to conserve natural resources like water, air, soil and forest. He also wants to conduct a massive cleanliness drive for holy river Ganga.

Tea Estate and Agriculture farms: A detailed plan is in the process for the rejuvenation of 100 year old tea garden and orchard (750 acres) of SGRR mission, not only to maintain but also to enhance the eco-system of the Doon Valley Green tea is exported to Punjab, Kashmir and some foreign countries.

Games and Sports: Shri Mahant Devendra Dass Ji is a keen lover of games and sports. He donated generously during first U.K. State level games and Garhwal University Sports meet. Many play grounds for various games like Football, Basket Ball, Cricket, Hockey and Badminton etc. have been made in the schools, colleges, institutes and hostels of the Mission. The sportsmen with special talent are always motivated by giving generous help.

Philanthropist: Under the patronage of Shri Mahant ji following Philanthropic works are being done
  • Donation and help:- Generous help to the victims of flood, earthquake and other natural calamities.
  • Food:- Langar at free of cost provides food twice a day to approximately 1000 beggars, poors helpless, hungry, saints, monks & students.
  • Lodging:- SGRR, Darbar Sahib provides free lodging to the disciples as well as vistors. A big Inn is available to Jhand Sahib.
  • Free clothing:- clothing at free of cost is provided to the poorest of the poor.
  • Financial Assistance:- Financial assistance is regularly given by Shri Mahant ji to poor students, widows, sick people, saints, monks and also for the marriage of the daughters of the poor people.
  • Free health checkup and treatment:- Free treatment is given to a large number of the people in need.