IAMA honors Sant Rajinder Singh, top doctors
Chicago, IL — His Holiness Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, internationally recognized spiritual master of meditation on the inner light and sound, was presented with an honorary plaque at the 33rd annual meeting and banquet of the Indian American Medical Association (IAMA) of Illinois at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, Illinois on November 16.
Speakers hailed his countless achievements as president of the Human Unity Conference, head of Science of Spirituality, and best-selling author of books translated into over 50 languages.
H. H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj presented the benefits of meditation to medical practitioners worldwide, including the National Institute of Health, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and universities such as Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, IIT Madras (Chennai), IIT Delhi, and IIT Mumbai.
Many doctors have also learnt the meditation technique from him and used it regularly with their patients as an invaluable healing modality.
In his address, H. H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj recognized the mission of the IAMA which, he said, comprised Illinois physicians of Indian origin 'committed to professional excellence in quality patient care, education, and community healthcare.'
He explained the simple process of Jyoti meditation—meditation on the inner light—and put the audience of hundreds of doctors and medical practitioners into meditation.
Awards were also presented to medical experts. While the 'Distinguished Physician Award' went to Dr. Ramanathan Raju, the President’s Appreciation Award was given to Dr. Birinder Marwah. Golden stethoscope Awards were given to Dr.Trinadha Pilla (1st prize) and Dr. Abhishek Reddy (2nd prize).
Other dignitaries present were: Dr. Kunwarjit Singh, Mr. Ken Busch, president-elect, Chicago Medical Society; Mr. Mickey Straube, Mayor of Burr Ridge; Dr. Gopal Lalmalani, Mayor of Oakbrook; Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO Cook County Health and Hospitals System; Mr. Yash Amin, Director of Drug Compliance, Illinois Professional Regulation; Ms. Manju Goel, Candidate for Congress from 8th District and Ms. Swati Dandekar candidate for Congress from IOWA
Vendors who had impressive booths included I-med IT; Atlantic Realty Associates & Property Services; Global Financial Group; Manju for Congress; Aishwarya’s Kreations; Angel Health Care; Caring Community Home Health, INC.; Transitions Hospice; Computer Trouble Shooters; Origin Healthcare Solutions; US Bank; Therapy Providers; Novo Nordisk etc.
President Dr. Raj Arora said in his speech: "Changes are happening and we need to come together to help guide how these changes should be incorporated into our profession."
Dr. Hemlata Bakane in her speech recollected Swami Vivekanand's speech which was delivered 120 years ago at the parliament of worlds' religions in Chicago.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Congressman George Foster commended the association for its commitment to the community and the quality of health care services it has been providing.