For Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Professor Ulhas Jajoo and the institute’s alumni, this path breaking journey has thus far been a story of enriching relationships and working together. As the main donor, and custodian of Gandhiji’s vision for holistic rural development, our alma mater MGIMS has played a pivotal role in our journey.
Sevagram: literally means a village (gram) that imparts service (seva). This name was given by none other than Mahatma Gandhi, when he moved to this place in 1936 to direct the Indian Independence movement.
Antyodaya: Empathize with the poor and downtrodden and lead them from darkness to light (समाज के 'अंतिम' आदमी का विकास).
Sarvodaya: (Devanagari: सर्वोदय, Gujarati: સર્વોદય) is a term meaning 'universal uplift' or 'progress of all' and first coined by Mahatma Gandhi as the title of his 1908 Gujarati translation of John Ruskin's Unto This Last . Later Gandhians, like Vinobha Bhave, J. P. Narayan, Dada Dharmadhikari and others embraced this term as a name for the social movement in post-independence India which strove to ensure self-determination and equality for the masses. Many individuals and groups descended from these networks and continue to function locally in India today. One such is the “Health for the people initiated by Prof. Ulhas Jajoo under the umbrella of Kasturba Health Society ” (Refer Jowar Health Assurance).