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Logo and Anthem

NIMHANS LOGO

The insignia of the AIIMH/NIMHANS is Hamsa or a gliding swan. According to Dr. MV Govindaswamy, the founder-Director of AIIMH, the smooth gliding of the swan is analogous to the psyche. The webbed feet of the swan, immersed in water, are however in a frenzied turmoil, as are several factors in the depths of the psyche. The word ‘hamsa’ spoken aloud rapidly also sounds like ‘soham’ (Sanskrit for ‘I am That’); identifying onself with the universe or fundamental reality, according to the thoughts of ancient seers and philosophers.

 

NIMHANS ANTHEM

“In the depths of the heavens, the moon sails shedding splendour that is a benediction. Below, on the troubled waters of life moves the mind of man, swan-like. Near-by is the lotus-heart, passion-laden and just blossoming. Hidden in the womb of waters lies peace, born of harmony, to be realised by one who has subdued passion.”