Jaipur: The President of the prestigious John Hopkins University of U.S.A. will deliver the P.D. Agarwal memorial lecture on “Frontiers of Higher Education: Access, Quality and Innovation in India and the United States” here on February 12, 2013. The lecture will commemorate the visionary and philanthropist, the late Mr. P.D. Agarwal, considered the leader of the Indian road transport industry. The Bhoruka Charitable Trust and the Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) are jointly organizing the lecture at Maharana Pratap Auditorium in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram School here. The lecture will be presided over by the IIHMR Trustee-Secretary, Mr. M.L. Mehta.
The IIHMR Director, Dr. S.D. Gupta, said here today that the John Hopkins University is the largest university recipient of the federal research funds in U.S.A. and is the home to a host of pre-eminent schools and programmes. As the 14th President of John Hopkins University, Prof. Daniels has focused his leadership on the overarching themes of interdisciplinary collaboration, student accessibility and community engagement. The Bhoruka Charitable Trust was founded in 1962 by Mr. P.D. Agarwal to care for his native region in Churu district. The trust has developed into one of India’s leading rural development NGOs, managing a wide range of programmes in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It has made a substantial contribution to the society.The IIHMR, Jaipur, established in 1984, is an institute of first of kind in India, with its attention solely focused on health system management. The IIHMR undertakes education, training, research and consultancy in hospital management, health management, pharmaceutical management and rural management.
Kalyan Singh Kothari