Join us on Friday, December 10th, 2021 to celebrate Mr. Premji’s humanitarian accomplishments and honor Dr. Ida S. Scudder’s legacy of compassionate and loving service for others.  The event will be live-streamed from the Christian Medical College Campus.  Please register below to receive the link to the live-stream. 

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.

On the 10th anniversary of the Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration, we are delighted to honor Mr. Azim Premji, business magnate, engineer, and philanthropist. Reputed to be one of the world’s most successful and inspirational leaders, Mr. Premji has shown that living ethically, always doing what he believes to be the right thing and practicing values that are selfless when few people do so, is not an unattainable goal. These values and his personal austerity, humility and simplicity in every facet of his life make Mr. Premji eminently worthy to be linked with the name of our beloved founder, through the award of the 2021 Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration.

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)