Shri Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib in Dehradun is a philanthropic organization of the Udaseen sect . Sri Guru Ram Rai ji, the eldest son of the seventh Guru of the Sikhs- Sri Har Rai ji, had established it for protecting and spreading the traditions, ideals and philosophies of Hinduism Dehradun owes its name and history to the emergence of Sri Guru Ram Rai ji who came to this then small , green Arcadian abode way back in 1676. He established his ‘ DERA ‘ in Doon Valley which later became popular as ‘DEHRADUN’ During the reigns of Aurangzeb , the doon valley was Guru Maharajji’s property. The Britishers could enter it only after taking permission from the Darbar Sahib. Darbar Sahib still owns a large part of this property.
The Building of the Darbar Sahib is an epitome of Islamic and Hindu architecture.The building contains domes, minarets, gurudwara ,Mural paintings reflecting a mixed culture and represent spiritual enlightenment. Till date people of all classes, castes and creed visit the Darbar Sahib.
Sri Guru Ram Rai ji was born on Chaitrawadi Panchami- the fifth day of Holi in 1646 at Kiratpur,District Ropar in Punjab. In his sacred memory one of the famous fairs of Northern India-that is the Jhanda Fair of Dehradun is celebrated every year which begins on the day of his birthday which incidentally coincides with the day of his arrival at Dehradun in 1676.
Sri Guru Ram Rai ji left for his heavenly abode in 1687.After that Sajjada Nashin Sri Mahants have been ascending the ‘Gaddi’ and were persons of extreme wisdom with a strong sense of devotion, commitment and service to mankind. The ninth Sri Mahant Indiresh Charan Das ji established Sri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission and brought a revolution in the field of education.
In a short span of holding the Gaddi he has completed number of tasks like renovation & preservation of building and Mural paintings at Sri Darbar Sahib, Restoration of ‘sarover’ infront of the Darbar sahib, Lodging facilities for sangat and devotees, Ensuring Maintenance & Modernization of 122 schools & colleges including institute of technology & pharmacy college and building of more education centers in remote areas.
The CROWNING GLORY of Shri Mahant Devender Das Ji has been the completion and successful running of Shri Guru Ram rai Medical College and associated Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital & its initiation into the service of the common man. The medical college has 1500 beded multispeciality and superspecilaity hospital with the name of Shri mahant Indiresh Hospital situated in the heart of the city nealry 2 Kms. From both the railway station and Bus Terminal.
The hospital started in 2002 and the medical college got the permission by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi to start its first MBBS Bacth from 2006. The MBBS Degree is recognised by MCI and MOHFW. The postgraduate (MD/MS) courses started in the year 2011.
Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun was propelled to success by the present Sajjada Nashin Sri Mahant Devendra Das Ji, the successor of the highest seat of Udaseen Sect. He dedicated this institution to the name of Sri Guru Ram Rai ji Maharaj, the eldest son of the seventh Guru of the Sikhs- Sri Har Raiji. Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji established his DERA in Doon valley which later became popular as DEHRA and thus Dehradun owes its name and history to the emergence of Sri Guru Ram Raiji’s “Dera” in 1676 in area now called Dehradun.
SGRRIM&HS is stretched over a gigantic 30 acres of land. The institute have 150 seats in MBBS and 96 seats in Postgraguate(MD/MS). A team of dedicated and learned faculty makes this institution a centre of excellence for medical education. Lecture theatres, laboratories, museums and dissection hall are all fitted with the utmost modern equipments to facilitate learning in students, so as to enable these apprentice doctors to deal efficiently with delicate human machinery in future. All departments comprise of computer facilities including a campus wide LAN internet system. Students have been provided with very comfortable hostel and mess facilities. They are always encouraged to avail facilities of the central library, sports and to participate in extracurricular activities of the college. Students along with faculties are also, taken to visit remote villages to impart community health services, regularly. Spacious and well ventilated residences of the faculties within the beautiful surrounding of the college campus make a contented stay.