The Need For A Centre For Homoeopathic Education, Research And Clinical Work
Homoeopathic Research and Charities started conducting various training courses for modern practitioners and awareness seminars for the lay public at regular intervals. These seminars and were very well received.
Usually these seminars were conducted in rented premises such as hotels etc. due to the lack of proper infrastructure and economical reasons these rented premises are not the ideal location for the seminars and course organized
These places would not provide the right ambience for intensive sessions conducted during residential courses. Yet the demand for these training programs began to increase to such a level that it became imperative to set up a full-fledged centre where courses can be held for a longer period and more often, in a systematic manner.
A centre where clinical knowledge is imparted to the amateur graduate to enhance their clinical skills, and ongoing educational sessions and discussions to update senior practitioners about the recent developments and advances by experts and researchers.
Also, graduate training in homeopathy by using modern techniques was the need of the hours, in fact, when a residential clinical course was offered; more than 400 applications were received for the 50 seats available. That made it more apparent that there was an unfulfilled demand for postgraduate studies in homeopathy.
Hence the dream to have a centre, where it would be possible to stimulate change and research in homoeopathy for practitioners worldwide.
The centre would establish a global forum for the exchange for clinical experiences between students and leading practitioners. It would encourage the students to adapt to changing approaches to case management and disseminate the same among peers.
The dream was to have a school designed along the traditional “Gurukul” system of teaching: a centre with an informal, simple and natural student-teacher environment.
HRC was very fortunate to join hands with Mr S B Kamath, a patient and later turned into an ardent patron and supporter of Homoeopathy. HRC owned a land located at Apti village, Maval district which is ten kilometers from Lonavala which is a popular hill station about 130 kilometers from Mumbai; comprises of approximately 5 acres (20, 300 sq.ft).
It was only possible because of Mr. S. B. Kamath’s mammoth efforts and extreme dedication, that the first phase of construction was achieved at the Apti centre.
Contributions from Shimul Jhaveri Kadri of SJK architects for designs of the Pauna project and also inputs at the HRC lecture hall in Santa cruz and Mr.Merchant for designing the HRC office at Santacruz were also appreciated.
“Centre in quite spot outside Bombay are very much appreciated. I believe one of the best teaching places for students is India due to the extraordinary teacher Rajan Sankaran and his colleagues.” – Anne Schadde, Heilpraktikerin-Klassische Homoopathie, Munchen