Debasish Mridha, M.D., is a physician, philosopher, writer, and philanthropist whose enduring interest in peace, harmony, and happiness has influenced his professional career and illuminated his personal life. Born in Bangladesh, Dr. Mridha spent three years of his childhood in a refugee camp in India during and after the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence. Years later, he would complete his medical studies at the Kiev Medical institute in Ukraine before migrating to the United States for his residency and fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.
In 1999, Dr. Mridha launched his medical practice and founded the Michigan Advanced Neurology Center (MANC) in Saginaw. In 2001, he established the Mridha Foundation, signaling his advocacy for education and commitment to humanitarian concerns. Every year, deserving students, educators, and medical professionals who exemplify the Foundation’s values are presented with awards and/or monetary scholarships recognizing their achievements in education, medicine, and humanitarianism.
As his professional background continues to align with his personal philosophy, Dr. Mridha’s personal mantra is, “Service is joy; service is happiness.” The Mridha International Institute of Peace & Happiness (MIIPH) is an ambitious extension of this mindset.
Dr. Mridha founded MIIPH because he believes passionately that the lessons of peace, harmony, and happiness are renewable resources in education and employing these principles is essential to solving the world’s most challenging social problems and minimizing human suffering.
While good intentions are a key ingredient to bringing about positive change, no sustainable forward progress is possible without a clear understanding of others, including their circumstances, motivations, and deeply held beliefs. Informed by personal experience, Dr. Mridha embraces the drama of daily life—replete with ample challenges and great rewards--with heartfelt optimism and determination to leave the world in better condition than when he arrived.
Offering an enlightened curriculum that focuses on peace, conflict resolution, and cross-cultural harmony, MIIPH relies on foundational concepts and texts from multiple sources to provide a consummate overview of the human condition and teach essential tools for navigating interpersonal interactions and relationships at all levels.
As the world becomes more connected by technology, we have an opportunity to create positive change on a scale previously unattainable. To that end, MIIPH is focused on developing deeper understanding between nations, organizations, political parties, religious groups, and other factions