Christian Medical College Vellore

Not to be ministered unto but to minister

Be Thou My Vision

Online Celebration of the

150th Birth Anniversary of

Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder

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Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder, Founder of CMC, was born on the 9th of December 1870. This year we commemorate her 150th birth anniversary!

On December 9th 2020 we celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr Ida S Scudder.

Part of this celebration was a 24 hour online show that went on air on Saturday 5th December. Supporters and Alumni from around the world contributed to this show.

The Main Celebration

The whole show was a celebration of Aunt Ida and the work she started. But, there was a special part, called the main celebration, that was hosted by CMC Vellore on the 5th.

The Main Celebration was 5.30pm to 6.40pm IST.

You can see the programme for this part of the day here: Main Celebration.

This is now on YouTube.

People who were linked to the hospital sent in videos to be a part of this show. You can see the Detailed Programme for what was on each hour here:

See the times your region hosted the show on the Programme page.

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Watch the Show

You can ask for the links to watch the show online once we have put them up on YouTube.

We have lots of great videos that you have sent to us: songs, talks, reminiscences, poems, drama, readings, introductions to some of our departments, stories from Aunt Ida’s life. Astounding to see the impact of one lady who was obedient to God.

They are in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil mainly. But we have some songs that are in many languages – we hope to bring these beautiful adaptations of songs you know and love to you very soon.

Were you ON the show?

A big “Thank You” to the people have sent us videos. We have a great range of wonderful videos to show you. Sadly we could not show many of the late arriving videos – we just had so many videos sent to us. We are looking at options to show them to you later: watch this space

What was Shown

The programme is here: Ida150 Programme

Watch this space for further details. For information and updates please send an email to ida150@cmcvellore.ac.in

Photo of Dr Ida Scudder in black and white
Dr Ida S Scudder founder of the Christian Medical College, Vellore.

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Be Thou My Vision

Be thou my vision was Aunt Ida’s favourite hymn.

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night;
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light

Poet St. Dallán Forgaill, C6th.
Translated by Eleanor Hull, 1912

Ida's Wise Words

You can read some of the Ida’s words collected together in one web page: Ida’s Wise Words

Bridge the Gap
for a person who can’t afford good healthcare.

We need your help to treat the marginalised. Learn more about #CMC2020 – as we reach out to 1 lakh compassionate people to donate ₹200 towards our poor patients.