Stone Laying Ceremony of “Petr Fiala Global Institute of Health Research Innovation” by Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala Forge a Legacy that Charts Global Learning

The sun rises on a day that will be etched into the records of history as NIMS University opens its doors to welcome the distinguished Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Prof. Petr Fiala. This breakthrough occasion signifies a milestone in international collaboration and deepens bonds between nations, surpassing geographical boundaries in the pursuit of education, innovation, and business ventures.

The foundation stone-laying ceremony for the “Petr Fiala Global Institute of Health Research Innovation” under the aegis of “Dr. Balvir Singh Tomar University of Health Sciences” proclaims a new era in medical science. This Institute embodies vision and commitment, which is staged to become a developmental force in global health research. Its specialized research centers, including the Institute of Multi-Organ Transplant, Institute of Genetics & Molecular Biology, Institute of Robotics & Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Institute of Immunology & Virology, Institute of Aging and Gerontology, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, and the Institute of Infectious Disease, promise to redefine the site of medical research in Rajasthan.

The Institute’s comprehensive approach spans various domains. In biomedical research, the Institute seeks to unravel the complexities of biological processes and diseases at molecular, genetic, and cellular levels, pushing the boundaries of our understanding and paving the way for more effective treatments. Health systems research will critically examine policy, healthcare delivery, and economic dynamics, aiming to enhance the overall efficacy of healthcare systems.

The innovative spirit of the Institute extends to the development and testing of forward-looking medical technologies. From diagnostic tools to medical imaging devices and digital health solutions, the Institute aims to lead the charge in technological advancements that will shape the future of healthcare. Public health studies will address crucial issues such as disease prevention, health promotion, and the intricate interplay of lifestyle, genetics, and environmental factors in chronic diseases.

This Institute introduces a new age of progressive healthcare solutions that aligns well with the institution’s dedication to advancing healthcare and societal welfare.

Prof. (Dr.) Balvir S. Tomar, Chancellor of NIMS University, radiates enthusiasm as he reflects on the historical significance of this collaboration. “This is not just a stone-laying ceremony; this is the creation of history. We celebrate collaboration, shared values, and the potential for global impact. It is a profound joy to welcome the Czech Prime Minister, Prof. PetrFiala, and witness an Institute branching from NIMS named in his honor.”

The distinguished gathering at the event brings together individuals with diverse expertise and leadership roles. Dr. Eliška Žigová, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India, Tomas Pojar, the National Security Advisor, and Jiri Kozak, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, contribute their strategic insights, while Petra Fojtikova, the Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office; Vaclav Smolka, the Government Spokesman and Director of the Department of Communication; and Barbora, the Director of the Department of Protocol, add administrative finesse to the occasion. Vladimir Marik, Director of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics, and Ondrej Velvek from the Czech Institute of Informatics bring their expertise to enrich the discussions.

The ceremony showcases the dedication of both parties to building bridges that connect nations through the universal language of knowledge and shared values. This Institute lays the foundation for a thriving partnership and a brighter future for global education.

During the ceremony, Prof. Fiala expressed his gratitude for receiving the D.Litt. degree and shared valuable advice with his words resonated with the essence of education as a cherished value, essential for savouring the richness of life and becoming a true scholar.

He further emphasized the importance of cooperation, citing global leaders, and highlighted the importance of knowledge and technology transfer in unlocking the full potential of the youth. This applauds the NIMS University’s commitment to providing a platform for knowledge exchange and an environment where the power of education is harnessed to its fullest.

The occasion is graced by a diverse assembly of leaders and experts, promising a multidimensional and enriching episode. The presence of individuals like Dr. Eliska Zigova, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India, adds diplomatic finesse. At the same time, the attendance of Dr. Marik and Ondrej Velvek brings valuable insights from the world of informatics and robotics.

Reflecting on this monumental day, NIMS University emerges as a leader among many institutions in international collaboration. The stone-laying ceremony, the conferral of the D.Litt. degree, and the signing of the MOU are not isolated events but interconnected pieces in a larger narrative of global cooperation and shared visions.

In the grander perspective of events, Prof. Petr Fiala’s visit becomes more than a diplomatic exchange; it transforms into a symbol of unity in diversity, a celebration of knowledge, and a commitment to shaping a better future for future generations. NIMS University showcases the power of education to bridge gaps, stand in understanding, and pave the way for a world where collaborative efforts lead to advancements.

The spirit of collaboration echoes the sentiment expressed by Prof. Fiala that the significance of knowledge and technology is a crucible for transformative ideas, a melting pot where cultures blend, and an inspiration of knowledge that illuminates the path to a brighter, more interconnected future.

As the sun sets on this monumental day, the resonances of collaboration, innovation, and shared values resonate in the corridors of NIMS University. The laying of foundation stone is not just a support for the building but a base for a future where the exchange of knowledge and the pursuit of excellence are not limited to countries. It is the birth of a legacy that will be etched into the fabric of global education and research for years.