11th Annual Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration


Please Join Us

Join us on Thursday, August 11th, 2022 to celebrate Drs. Abhay and Rani Bang’s humanitarian accomplishments and honor Dr. Ida S. Scudder’s legacy of compassionate and loving service for others. 

Dr. Rani Bang and Dr. Abhay Bang are nationally and internationally known for their work in providing healthcare in the tribal belt of Gadchiroli, Maharashtra and for transforming the way India tackles high infant mortality and reproductive health in rural areas. 

The event will be live-streamed from the Christian Medical College Campus. Please check back for the live broadcast on August 11th. 

About the Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration

The Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) and the Vellore CMC Foundation, partnered to establish the Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration to perpetuate the legacy of Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder. By honoring individuals who exemplify her compassion, integrity and character, the Oration seeks to inspire others to emulate her dedication to the well-being of humanity.

Past Orators Include:

The late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (former President of India)

Mrs. Sudha Murty (Chair, Infosys Foundation)

The late Dr. Paul W. Brand, delivered by Philip Yancey (friend & biographer of Paul Brand)

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty (Founder and Chair, Narayana Health)

Dr. K. Srinath Reddy (President, Public Health Foundation

Dr. Roger Glass (Director of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A.)

Dr. Robert Fish (D.M.D. and Philanthropist, in honor of the late Dr. Ida Belle Scudder)

Mr. Harsh Mander (Director for the Center of Equity Studies, New Delhi)

Dr. James H. Taylor (Oncologist, Philanthropist, Board Member, Scudder Association Foundation)

Mr. Azim Premji, Founder Chair, Wipro & Philanthropist, Azim Premji Foundation