Dr Sudhir Arora, the founder of Hope
Academy, did his MBBS from Maulana
Azad Medical College, New Delhi. He had a
Allopathic medical practice for 13 years that
he gave up and moved to Pune. In 1994 he started
the Hope Academy in the city and that is flourishing
Arora, when asked why he gave up medicine and
set up this project, said, "In Allopathy,
I used to cure problems, here I help prevent
problems. I realized this when I personally
faced problems and sensed the limits of Allopathic
The Hope Academy conducts Mind Control Programs.
In the initial few years Dr Arora ran three
programs a year but now he does five a year.
According to him, "Dis-ease of the mind
becomes disease of the body. 90% of the diseases
can be cured by control of the mind, 5% of the
diseases cannot be cured, while 5% of the diseases
remain un-diagnosed. So all one can do for the
sufferer of the disease is to make life comfortable
as long as he lives."
mind control programs deliver highly common sensical,
practice-oriented stuff without any objectionable
mumbo jumbo. The programs have no unproven techniques,
even yoga or Reiki is not included, and despite
the doctor's medical background no medicines are
record of more than 3500 people from diverse
backgrounds have attended these programs. Students,
housewives, doctors, bureaucrats, businesspersons
are some of the participants who come to gain
self-confidence and pick up public speaking
fact, public speaking is one of the programs and
their key areas of focus. The doctor insists that
each of the participants come onto the stage and
speak before the audience. The performance is
shot on video and the participants are made aware
of the mistakes
they have made.
Another important area that the Academy touches on
is 'Time Management'.
Dr Arora himself is a stickler for doing things
on time, one thing at a time. By the end of each
course, participants are put onto the drill of
checking out, not only what they will do the next
day or week, but over the next few years.
course costs Rs 6500/-, but unsatisfied participants
can collect a full refund. The success of the
program can be judged by the fact that only 40
people till date have asked for the refund. His
offer to the participants of his program is unbeatable.
doctor is available for them in Pune itself throughout
the year for free counseling and former participants
can also repeat subsequent programs absolutely
free of cost.
Address: Hope Academy, # A
42 Chandar Nagri, Salisbury Park, Pune Phone:
Text: Rahul Surkund
Photo Courtesy: Hope Academy