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5 days ago

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The founder of CMC Ludhiana, Dame Edith Brown................"My Work Is for A King"............
Dame Edith Mary Brown had a dream and a prayer. To serve the people of India, particularly her women in the name of her Lord and Savior. That dream was crystallized into reality with the setting up of the Christian Medical College & Hospital at Ludhiana in 1894: Asia’s first medical college for women. She worked tirelessly and helped establish this institute as one of the premier institutions in the country.
What the future holds, no one can foretell – but it must be in accordance with the pattern God had revealed to her. She saw a Christian Medical College & Hospital which was a training ground for a host of ethical healers who, would carry the good news to the dark and despairing places. She carried within her consciousness the sure knowledge of an unfolded divine plan.
The one whom we have the honor of calling our “King” left heavens glory to walk our streets and lanes with a perfect understanding of our frailties’, vanities and follies so that we may have life by his death. It is ‘He’ who living again sees the unique value of each of us and placed us all at varying points in time and place with the same sense of his values.
This December the 6th, the Christian Medical College & Hospital at Ludhiana remembers her founder for a life well lived. Dame Edith Mary Brown laid down the tradition of selfless service at the Christian Medical College & Hospital at Ludhiana which has been the dominant identity of this institution. It is through lives such as hers and others who tread before, that one is led back to an abiding faith and trust in God and his purposes notwithstanding the flood of evil that surrounds each of us. Those before us did not toil and die in vain: The work he had given should and will be done. It was her prayer-

“Lord, do with me what you will, only use me in the service of others”


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2 weeks ago

Vellore Ludhiana Committee of Canada

A wonderful tribute to Dr. Aileen Pollock and her many years of service to CMC Ludhiana!A woman of unwavering faith in her Lord and maker; her willingness to hear and obey His call to leave everything normal behind; brought Aileen Pollock in the November of 1928 to the North Indian School of Medicine for Women( Christian Medical College & Hospital of today) in Ludhiana. Born the 3rd of October 1903; the Pollock heritage boasted a 200-year tradition of legal eminence including the Chief justice of Bombay.
Her life was an exceedingly busy one but she always found time to do just a little more. A cleft of the lip at birth which would have shattered the confidence of any girl through her formative years, to teenager through schooling, adolescence and college life; Aileen knew no limitation that she could not stand up to, with her Lord. Fortitude and buoyancy remained her defining character.
Aileen Pollock had a God-given gift at surgeries and was famously adept at surgeries earning her the moniker – "Halka haath". She was also a great teacher. She made sure every student remained attentive and grasped what she had to convey in a most original and interesting manner. No slacker could escape. Her searching eyes would follow the class round to see if all had taken it well. Her satisfaction evident in her “So far, so good!!” a phrase which is ingrained in CMC vocabulary.
She was principal of the Christian Medical College & Hospital at Ludhiana through the most difficult years the college had to face. Crisis was followed by crisis. War conditions, acute shortage of staff and essential supplies of food, independence, partition, threat to close down or upgrade the school to MBBS , continual pursuit of permits, perennial shortage of funds!! No other person could hold the course. She thrived on crisis and refused to give an inch in any of her pursuits. God had nurtured her and placed his obedient servant just where he wanted her; to become a perfect fit for His glory, the good of the people and the community where she lived, and their own good.
Aileen served the cause with unswerving loyalty, mingling passion with persistence and impatient eagerness with dogged tenacity. The conditions seemed insurmountable at times. Once when the condition seemed to desperate, she questioned should the college go on? And added: if God sends us a pathologist in today's post, I know he means us to go on “, Five minutes later she opened an air letter telling her of an excellent pathologist with teaching experience who wished to apply, Dorothy Vaux MD. It was the first and only time she sought a definitive answer from God and the answer left no room for doubt. It is no coincidence when it was gloom and unbearable agony on her mother at the sight of her harelip at birth, it was proclaimed “That mouth will speak to the glory of God”.
Thorough to the last detail, she asked the same of her colleagues. She was the leader the institute needed. She possessed an orderliness of mind, was unhurried in her judgement and a phlegmatic calmness. She displayed a reasonableness that enabled her to compromise where compromise was called for. Dr Robert Cochrane, then director of the Christian Medical College at Vellore writes of her “Her vision was such that she realized the necessity for the development of a Christian Medical College of high grade and was willing to subordinate her own school to the larger interests of India; but at the same time prepared and developed opportunities that arose locally so that her own school would be able to step up into the larger sphere of university grade medical education”
Deeply impressed by what had been accomplished and admiring the vision that had brought the Christian Medical College & Hospital at Ludhiana into being, Aileen believed that the greatest memorial that could be raised to the work of the past was to build up and stabilize the future.
She knew no rest and the Christian Medical College & Hospital remains indebted to her efforts. A born teacher, a brilliant surgeon, a well-versed diplomat at the helm of administration, fair in outlook, progressive in ideas and aiming ever to strive higher spiritually, morally and educationally, such was Aileen Mary Seton Pollock …
God had used her greatly in his service. The work must go on .. she would say! It always hung at her wall - Prov 4;12 “As thou goest step by step, I will open up the way before thee”
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Certificate of appreciation from member of parliament for Brampton for Vellore Ludhiana CMC committee of Canada ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Vellore Ludhiana Committee of Canada

Great to see CMC Vellore still being rated as one of the best in India - # 2 - congratulations!2018 Best Hospitals of India by " The Week" magazine
Pride of #Vellore

#CMCHospitals has been ranked as 2nd Best Hospital 🏥 of India

Vellore is the only Non Metropolitan City Competing with India's major metropolitan cities in Health care.
Credit Goes to Dr. Ida Scudder Madam
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1 month ago

Vellore Ludhiana Committee of Canada

We were saddened today to hear that Anna Gupta passed away yesterday at the age of 97. Anna's daughter, Jaya, was able to be with her and said she passed away peacefully. For those in North America, the funeral will be in Windsor, Ontario on Saturday November 10 at Anderson Funeral Home, Ouellette Ave. at 1PM. Visitation will be on Fri. Nov 9 in the same location, 11AM to 1PM, and 4 to 6PM. For further details, please go the Anderson Funeral Home website. Please keep Jaya in your prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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