Let Us Not Forget
Our Mentor ——- Dr. Harbans Lal Bhatia
“He who guides, is a teacher; he who channelizes is the character; & He who persuaded belief is victorious”
Such was the man of his words; teachings, preaching of the character. Endeavouring every single moments of his life for Homoeopathy was the name, Dr. Harbans Lal Bhatia (Born in Bhera, now in Pakistan). At the time of the partition of the country, he migrated to India, in the year 1946, and obtained a Government job. Always eager to learn, he studied Homoeopathy, and was awarded the Diploma in Homoeopathic Science (D.H.S.) in the year 1968, by the Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Delhi. Thereafter, he worked for the charitable organizations in continuation with his job.
He had always been working very actively till his last breath, and on the last moments of his life before collapse, he was on the job. As on 28th January, 2015, he was:-
a) President of Friends Homoeopathic Charitable Society
b) Trustee, and Medical Director, Jor Bagh Free Homoeopathic Dispensary Trust.
c) Trustee, Reshim Memorial Homoeopathic Charitable Society.
d) Director (Development), South Delhi Homoeopathic Association.
Prior to this, he had been:-
1) President of South Delhi Homoeopathic Association for 2 terms.
2) Chairman Organizing Committee for the prestigious annual National Conference titled “Kent Memorial Lectures”
He had presented several papers during scientific meetings/special seminars in SDHA, and the papers were published in SDHA Chronicle.
In the year 2002, he was given Life Achievement Award, and a special appreciation award in 2003, by the Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. He always had been a fatherly figure for the SDHA, and treated every member as belonging to his own family.
Under his silhouette, SDHA progressed rapidly as never before. It started holding ground more firmly and became a bench-mark of all Homoeopathic Societies in India. This being only one side of his personality, which was more like a rainbow. He was commonly sighted surrounded by his juniors, who were always eager to learn his wisdom. In this manner, he was always respected as a teacher.
He was a man of own rules that he practiced religiously throughout his life. Even at the ripe age of 93, his concern was always towards the betterment of his patients. Someone has said, “Time is perhaps the most precious commodity, and once it pauses, it is lost for ever.”
He touched our lives in many ways, and a tribute to him is showcase of his influential personality.
His sudden demise on 28th January, 2015, left all of us with a shock, and an irreparable loss, as the SDHA lost his precious family member. However, his preaching always showed the righteous path, and enlightened us.