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Enshrine. Educate. Empower The Kalgidhar Society

Enshrine. Educate. Empower

The Kalgidhar Society

To establish permanent peace in the world through value based education and spiritual rejuvenation, creating

To establish permanent peace in the world through value based education and spiritual rejuvenation, creating good global citizens.

and spiritual rejuvenation, creating good global citizens. Aim to be an enabler for the creation of

Aim to be an enabler for the creation of 'high caliber' globally diversified student base nurturing all-round excellence, beyond academic dimension to produce tomorrow's value-based global citizens from the under-privileged classes

Sant Attar Singh Ji (1866-1927)

Sant Teja Singh Ji (1877-1965) MA, LLB, AM (Harvard)

History

Sant Teja Singh Ji (1877-1965) MA, LLB, AM (Harvard) History "We believe it is possible to

"We believe it is possible to impart quality education to the students of rural areas. We wish to see their mind informed, disciplined, strengthened --infact, trained in somewhat the same way as per the teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Maharaj.”

Sant Teja Singh ji

Niranjan Singh Mehta, who came to be known as Sant Teja Singh Ji later on, was born to Ram Kaur and Bhai Ralla Singh on 14 May, 1877, in village Balowali ,Gujranwala, Pakistan. His father, Bhai Ralla Singh, was a doctor employed in Central Jail, Lahore.

Sant Teja Singh passed out with distinction in Post Graduate studies, followed it up with a degree in law, and went to Harvard University for further studies.

At the centre of his world was an abiding respect for his mentor, Sant Attar Singh ji and a belief that education has to holistically blend science with spiritual upliftment, in order to make the world a better place to live in.

Sant Teja Singh ji founded the Kalgidhar Trust in 1965 in order to spread the message of universal brotherhood by combining spirituality with modern scientific education.

Executive Summary Executive Summary Way to establish permanent peace REACHING OUT TO THE UNDER PRIVILEGED

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Way to establish permanent peace

REACHING OUT TO THE UNDER PRIVILEGED

The Kalgidhar Society is a multifaceted, not for profit charitable organization working for the cause of promoting quality Education, Healthcare, Women empowerment, Social welfare, Rural economic uplift and Disaster response & rehabilitation to the deprived, in far-flung rural areas of North India. It has been instrumental in bringing about silent but sure reforms to uplift the socio-economic status of the rural poor in the areas covered. The rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, backward hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab are being covered with 70 outstanding Schools affiliated with The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Govt. of India, New Delhi. These Schools provide modern education to 60,000 students mostly from deprived sections of the rural society.

A growing need for higher education for Women was felt, and Eternal University for Women was

started with Teachers Training, Nursing (state’s first), Engineering and Post-Graduation courses.

Many other programs like De-addiction Centers (on an improved pattern of Alcoholics Anonymous), fully equipped Charity Hospital, Orphanage, Women Care Centre & Senior Citizen Centre are also run by the TKS. Training and employment of rural youth especially focussed on Women Empowerment, through Teachers Training, Embroidery, Stitching & Office management with computers is the latest

addition to these programs. The mass urbanization is taking a toll on the rural masses and the scary results are already showing up

in the widening gap amongst the rich & poor. Ignorance & illiteracy in the rural folks, compounded by

the lack of health care needs, brings about helplessness in their lives. TKS having identified these root causes, is methodically planning to take up the challenge of providing their services to the rural poor. The strategy is simple yet effective- "Move away from urbanization", "Provide value based scientific education & spiritual uplift" - "Reach out to the Underprivileged" with health care needs and create

an industrial base for their economic development. Having felt the need to expand the scope of this noble cause, TKS plans to expand & branch out into far flung rural areas by targeting 150 Schools within the next 2 years with assistance from Charitable Institutions and worthy donors. Remarkably, session 2008-10 saw the addition of 48 new schools.

It is expected that a silent socio-economic uplift reform will result out of this sure-footed grass-root

effort. The footprints of "eradication of illiteracy &social evils" would keep on growing and positively touch lives and fulfill needs of the rural poor & the deprived.

The situation in rural North India is alarming considering the following facts: From being at
The situation in rural North India is alarming considering the following facts:
From being at no.1 amongst all states in India in terms of per capita
income, Punjab has dropped to being the economically slowest
growing state in India.
From being a front runner, Punjab has dropped to no. 16 in terms of
Literacy Rate amongst all states in India.
The school drop out rate is an alarming 48.10% up to High school.
The per capita public spending on education by the state govt. is
Rs. 525 while the per capita earning from sale of liquor alone
is Rs. 820 and the per capita spending on liquor is Rs. 2200.
Punjab the most prosperous sate in India, has been awarded
the level of “BACKWARD” in terms of value indicating the current level
of development in Literacy parameters by the planning commission.
An obvious impact is reflected in the fact that 1 out of 3 adults and 7 out of
10 college going students are now taking drugs.
An all time high of 1.47 million youth are unemployed in Punjab.
The completely skewed sex ratio currently stands at 793 girls for
every 1000 boys in the state.
Punjab has now become the no.1 transit point for opium.

A. EDUCATION FOR THE RURAL POOR

The Need

Way to establish permanent peace

There is a growing disparity in the education levels amongst the urban & rural masses and also the male

& female children. Unless drastic measures are taken to arrest this trend, a social catastrophe is in the

offing. The focus of The Kalgidhar Society is to reach out to deprived masses who are cocooned in far

flung rural areas, where modern education is the need of the hour. TKS intends to intervene and make

availablevaluebased education in its own silentand humbleway.

In the past, India was a leading country in education with International Universities like Nalanda & Texla

leading the way. But despite this , India is home to the world's largest illiterates. India accounts for 20%

of the world's out-of-school children and for 20% of the gender-gap in elementary education.

Bias against women & girls is reflected in the demographic ratio of below 800 females per 1000 males

due to rampant female infanticide. From childhood, girls suffer from active discrimination, resulting in

malnutrition, lack of educational opportunity, low self esteem and cyclical ill health, which is

compounded by early marriage and excessive childbearing. Poverty, lack of awareness about health

care,combined with ignoranceand superstition,resultin ahigh infantand maternalmortalityrate.

Rural female children are being neglected by their own parents as far as spending on education and

nutrition is concerned. The very notion that the spending on education of girl will go waste because

the girl has to go to other home after marriage and thus cannot be asset of the parent family, is strongly

embedded in the minds of the parents. The female child is always looked upon as a liability by the

parents and this is reflected in the last census figures of the gender ratio, in the absence of recent

figures it is estimated that the situation has worsened to a disappointing figure of 700 girls to 1000 boys

in Punjab.

The Solution

Welcome to the ”the valley of divine peace.”

The Solution Welcome to the ”the valley of divine peace.” “Just as a tiny banyan seed

“Just as a tiny banyan seed grows into a huge tree, in the same way,this place will develop into a great center of spiritual education where high quality scientific education will also be imparted.”

Sant Teja Singh on his vision for Baru Sahib.

A concerted effort needs to be operationalised to Educate, Enshrine and Empower rural India. The rural youth needs to be brought back to the mainstream so that they remain valuable to the growing economy and society at large. A bank of Good Human Material through Value-based Education would suffice to achieve these goals silently. Urban Society needs to be sensitised to the requirements of their rural brethren. A large network of Akal Academies would serve as a fountainhead of a Rural Education Revolution.

Besides giving modern scientific education in its Academies (CBSE Schools), TKS lays more emphasis on value based education of the children. The difference between value based education and literacy or so called education; when we combine moral/spiritual values or spiritual values with literacy, it becomes value based education. Mere literacy in any field of education gives birth to egoistic forces which creates selfishness, hatred and a complex of pseudo superiority & intelligence, which leads to conflicts and wars thus robbing the wealth and values of the citizens and nations; walking the path of selflessness and universal brotherhood by rendering the selfless help to the needy ones irrespective of caste, creed and religion to get the blessings of the Almighty Lord for attaining Divine wisdom and salvation. The ultimate aim of TKS is to produce virtuous persons who are able to reach the level of 'spiritual enlightenment' to establish permanent peace and universal brotherhood in this world. These children having imbibed the virtues can become the leaders & torch-bearers for others as well; thereby helping eradicate social evils amongst their contacts. Experience tells that, one morally enlightened child can influence 30-35 members of the society.

The Impact Way to establish permanent peace Value based Education Healthcare Social Welfare Women Empowerment
The Impact Way to establish permanent peace Value based Education Healthcare Social Welfare Women Empowerment
The Impact Way to establish permanent peace Value based Education Healthcare Social Welfare Women Empowerment
The Impact Way to establish permanent peace Value based Education Healthcare Social Welfare Women Empowerment

The Impact

Way to establish permanent peace

Value based Education Healthcare Social Welfare

Women Empowerment

Disaster Relief

Akal Academies:

The Kalgidhar Society have established 70 CBSE affiliated English Medium Schools named as Akal Academy in remote, rural areas of India. These schools were started in mid-nineties with a strength of 5 students in 1986 which now has grown to around 60,000 students. It is worth mentioning that these students belong to the very needy sections of society and the services are spread out so that these children do not have to travel long distances for schooling.

children do not have to travel long distances for schooling. Eternal University: The first private University
children do not have to travel long distances for schooling. Eternal University: The first private University

Eternal University:

The first private University in the interior Himalayan region at Baru Sahib was established in April 2008, imparting value based education in various fields of Arts, Divine music, Spiritual sciences, Medical, Engineering and other fields of higher education. Emphasis has also been on Institutes of Naturopathy & Alternate medicines, which are the need of the day. Graduates of this unique educational system will not only be excellent in academics but also carry high moral values. They will have love for humanity, compassion for the weak and commitment for selfless service for mankind. In a way, the graduates of EU will work towards establishing permanent peace & universal brotherhood in the world as envisaged by the founding fathers.

in the world as envisaged by the founding fathers. Akal College of Engineering & Technology: Moving

Akal College of Engineering & Technology:

Moving ahead in the field of higher education, ACET promises to create ‘Better Engineers for Better Future’ with emphasis on academic excellence, communication skills & high moral Values. The performance has shown that the students are getting top positons in the studies with the students of ACET having captured 8 out of 11 top positions in the Himachal Pradesh University's 1st semester results including all top 3 positions. In the 2nd Semester the number of ranks increased, with 11 ACETians in the first 14 and having bagged the top 6 ranks.

ACETians in the first 14 and having bagged the top 6 ranks. Akal College of Nursing:
ACETians in the first 14 and having bagged the top 6 ranks. Akal College of Nursing:

Akal College of Nursing:

The second centre of higher education under Eternal University starts its maiden academic session in October 2008 with B.Sc. Nursing courses approved by the Indian Nursing Council. ACN stands to be the first nursing college in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Affiliated to the Eternal University, ACN will train and provide necessary para- medical work-force, including Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Laboratory Technologists & Health Care Professionals in general.

Value based Education

Health Care Professionals in general. Value based Education Akal College of Divine Music: Akal College of

Akal College of Divine Music:

Akal College of Music has been setup at Baru Sahib, wherein 500 underprivileged girls from rural background are provided education, spiritual & vocational training in music and other fields to ensure that while treading the path of spirituality, they can earn their livelihood independently, upon graduating. Their educational, medical, physical & dietary needs including board / lodging and clothing etc. are provided free of cost by TKS. This college is affiliated to the Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad but soon would be part of the Eternal University.

Education & Cultural Exchange Camps:

Every year TKS holds education and cultural exchange camps for youth from USA, Canada, UK and other European countries including Australia, during months of July and August for imparting rich Indian culture values and heritage including the system of value based education. Similarly students of Akal Academy also visit these countries for imbibing their democratic values, imbibing laws of discipline in letter and spirit and also other advanced learning techniques.

and spirit and also other advanced learning techniques. Akal Teacher’s Training Institute: This unique program for
and spirit and also other advanced learning techniques. Akal Teacher’s Training Institute: This unique program for

Akal Teacher’s Training Institute:

This unique program for elementary level teachers' training now has 1100 Class XII girls belonging to the lower strata of society from remote rural areas of Punjab, Haryana, UP and HP. They are given intensive training in English language and communication skills, modern teaching methodology and computer education. They are uplifted in spiritual concept, moral values and dedicated services to humanity with compassion and love, with a thought that teachers should be role model in all aspects not only for the students but for the society also. Every year around 1100 girls from backward rural areas are admitted for imparting such training and employing them in schools, to ensure that the girl child should not be a burden on society but an earning hand not only for the parents but also for the society. These girls are initiated into higher education upto MA, MSc in the fields of Arts, Mathematics and various sciences for qualifying and to be absorbed as teachers in Akal Academies. This program has benefitted 871 rural girls while the first batch of 61 girls has been employed as teachers in Akal Academies. Entire expenses for training including boarding & lodging are borne by the TKS.

Akal Academy Baru Sahib Himachal Pradesh Akal Academy Baru Sahib (Hindi Medium) Himachal Pradesh Akal
Akal Academy Baru Sahib
Himachal Pradesh
Akal Academy Baru Sahib
(Hindi Medium) Himachal Pradesh
Akal Academy Dhindsa
Panjab
Akal Academy Bilga
Panjab
Akal Academy Cheema
Panjab
Akal Academy Cheema
(Punjabi Medium) Panjab
Akal Academy Mander
Panjab
Akal Academy Kauriwara
Panjab
Akal Academy Muktsar
Panjab

Akal Academy Bhadaur Panjab

Akal Academy Bhai Desa Panjab

Akal Academy Fatehgarh Ganduan Panjab Akal Academy Jand Sahib Panjab Akal Academy Fatehgarh Channa Panjab
Akal Academy Fatehgarh Ganduan
Panjab
Akal Academy Jand Sahib
Panjab
Akal Academy Fatehgarh Channa
Panjab

Akal Academy Gomti (Hindi Medium) Panjab

70 Schools 60,000 Students 5 Colleges 1 University 1 Mission
70 Schools
60,000 Students
5 Colleges
1 University
1 Mission
Akal Academy Bharyal Lahri Panjab Akal Academy Ajitsar Ratia Haryana
Akal Academy Bharyal Lahri
Panjab
Akal Academy Ajitsar Ratia
Haryana

Akal Academy Kajri Uttar Pradesh

Akal Academy Delhi New Delhi

Akal Charitable Hospital:

Akal Charitable Hospital: Akal Charitable Hospital is a 280-bed fully functional hospital with all state-of-the- art

Akal Charitable Hospital is a 280-bed fully functional hospital with all state-of-the- art ultra-modern medical facilities. It is providing medical care to the poor patients of this remote, far flung rural areas of backward Himalayan region. This hospital caters to the medical needs of patients covering an area of a radius of 100 Km. It caters to about 300 patients daily at its OPD.

In addition to the routine medical and surgical services, emergencies of all kinds are also attended. Akal Charitable Hospital is the only hospital in the region attending to the patients of snake-bite for which expensive Antivenin is given.

The patients and their attendants travel to Akal Charitable Hospital by bus, horse or on foot, undertaking quite long and arduous journey on difficult terrains to get rid of deadly diseases completely free of cost, the treatments that would normally cost up to Rs. 1 Lakh in cities.

that would normally cost up to Rs. 1 Lakh in cities. In addition to the free

In addition to the free medical checkups and treatments, dental care, surgical procedures and post-operative medical care, all patients and their accompanying family members receive free accommodations and meals, regardless of caste, creed, color, religion and social status.

of caste, creed, color, religion and social status. Medical Camps: In addition to routine services, general

Medical Camps:

In addition to routine services, general medical camps and Ophthalmologic camps are organised thrice a year. These camps see specialists with various medical specializations from USA, CANADA, UK, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Delhi & Mumbai volunteer their services to provide much needed medical intervention for the deprived. More than 2500 patients benefit from each of these camps, wherein services of super specialists are provided virtually at the doorsteps of these poor people living in this remote Himalayan region.

More than 100 operations are carried out free of cost in each of these camps. Intricate Surgeries like Plastic Surgeries, Hernia, hysterectomy, myringoplasty, cleft lip and cleft palate, skin grafting, contractures following burns, all kinds of general surgeries and orthopedic surgeries are performed in these camps. Some of these operations would cost more than Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 1 Lakh if they were performed in any private hospital in a city. Not only Patients, but their family attendants are provided freeboarding & lodging during the camps.

Healthcare

Drug De-addiction:

Through three De-Addiction centers being run at village Cheema, Jharon and Baru Sahib, The Kalgidhar Society aims to tackle this social malaise which ails our youth, who get addicted to various kinds of drugs, alcohol and narcotics from an early age. The Akal De-addiction Centers are helping in eradicating vices amongst the rural folk and bringing down the crime rate, conflicts, litigations etc. amongst these sections. The alcohol free movement being run on an improved pattern of the 'Alcoholics Anonymous-USA' is proving as a savior against marital discords and exploitation of the womenfolk.

against marital discords and exploitation of the womenfolk. The following methodology is adopted to treat the
against marital discords and exploitation of the womenfolk. The following methodology is adopted to treat the

The following methodology is adopted to treat the patients in the de- addiction centers:

i) Seminars are conducted from time to time in different villages enlightening the youth against drug-addiction and alcoholism.

ii) Patients are admitted in the de-addiction camps in the batches of 45 for duration of two months and more if required.

iii) The treatment is done through yoga sessions and daily meditation

with emphasis on the focus towards spirituality. Apart from early morning and evening spiritual sessions, three more additional spiritual sessions are conducted during the day which gives them the additional will-power and determination.

iv) Through counseling, they are enlightened against the evils of drug-addiction. This de-addiction camp is being run under the supervision of eminent doctors and specialists with adequate para-medical staff who volunteer their services for the camp providing round the clock services.

v) To treat new patients, assistance is also taken from persons already treated. They act as living examples to new patients inspiring others to renounce alcohol and drugs.

vi) The entire treatment is done free of charge and the patients are also provided free care, food and lodging.

the patients are also provided free care, food and lodging. This unique noble venture has produced

This unique noble venture has produced remarkable results, having achieved a success rate of 82% (1 year follow up) which is way above the maximum success rate of about 42% reported so far in the international sphere. These spectacular results are due to the multidimensional approach at this centre. The patients, in addition to the usual treatment with medicines and psychotherapy, are made to participate in voluntary service at the spiritual centre. Besides this, they meditate on the divine name. This gives them additional strength to fight the withdrawal symptoms and also confidence in their own abilities that builds up their self esteem.

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Social Welfare

Campaign to Control HIV / AIDS Health Education Camps: The Kalgidhar Society has pitched in to help control of HIV / Aids in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Volunteers of the Society along with state Department Officials have organized AIDS awareness camps of high risk population at places where truck drivers stay overnight gratifying results. At the end of the camp, all participants were thankful for the awareness created and took an oath for not risking unsafe sex. similarly, seminars were organized in all Akal Academies (Grade IX to XII) in which parents of students also participated. All students and parents vowed to make efforts to fight the menace of AIDS and purge it from the society. A Book on AIDS: A widely acclaimed book entitled "AIDS - How, When, Why " has been printed in Hindi and distributed free of cost among the people. This contains information in simple manner on every hidden aspect of AIDS.

information in simple manner on every hidden aspect of AIDS. SOCIAL WELFARE Child Welfare Centre: The

SOCIAL WELFARE

Child Welfare Centre:

The Kalgidhar Society runs an orphanage under the name 'Akal Child Welfare Foundation' at Baru Sahib, which looks after the needs of those unfortunate children, who have lost both their parents at an early age. These orphaned children, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or region to which they belong, are provided all the facilities free of cost, enabling them to become responsible, honest, hard working citizens and a source of strength for the country.

800 children benefit from the Akal Child Welfare Foundation. It looks after all their basic needs including boarding, lodging, educational and health needs. These children are provided free education at Baru Sahib & other branches and are given the same facilities as other students of the Academy. They are well treated by the organisation as well as the fellow students so that they don't develop any inferiority complex of being orphans.

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Women Empowerment Akal Rozgar Yojana for Women Empowerment: The Kalgidhar Society has initiated a unique

Women Empowerment

Akal Rozgar Yojana for Women Empowerment:

The Kalgidhar Society has initiated a unique socio-economic empowerment program under Akal Rozgar Yojana for rural/needy women and widows at Baru Sahib and village Cheema benefitting 2500 such unfortunate women who have lost their husbands or have been discarded by their families or are unable to earn/desire to earn their livelihood. ARY ensures a life of honor and transformation for these women by imparting them with stitching, embroidery and hand work skills on garments. These vocational courses are conducted by skilled instructors at the Eight ARY centres and in-house requirements and market productions are tied up with exporters and domestic traders to generate revenues and profits for them enabling them to earn handsome incomes. Immense change has been seen in the confidence levels, self-respect and morale of these women who till now were feeling wasted or doing menial jobs. Plans are to replicate the ARY program manifolds in almost all the rural areas of North India by roping in own trained womenfolk as Course instructors on salaries thereby creating new avenues of employment for them. Around 2000 young matriculate girls have been picked up to undergo a 4-year graduation course in Teachers Training with all expenses being borne by the TKS. They are immediately given job opportunities on graduation.

in Teachers Training with all expenses being borne by the TKS. They are immediately given job
in Teachers Training with all expenses being borne by the TKS. They are immediately given job
DISASTER RELIEF AND REHABILITATION Disaster Relief The Devastating Himalayan earthquake of 2005 (recording a magnitude

DISASTER RELIEF AND REHABILITATION

Disaster Relief

The Devastating Himalayan earthquake of 2005 (recording a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale) took a toll of thousands of human lives and rendered millions homeless. In India, nearly 1,345 were confirmed as dead and another 2,000 were missing. More than 36,000 properties were damaged either fully or partially.

The Kalgidhar Society decided to create and send a Disaster Relief Team to the affected areas on 18th Oct 05. This team promptly began the job of repair and reconstruction of fallen houses, schools and places of worship and worked 70 days & nights before snow-fall stopped the work.

By the end of The Kashmir Relief Mission, The Kalgidhar Society had spent around Rs. 23 Million with the help of Donations / contributions from its donors and also substantially from its own resources and built/repaired 1850 houses, 1 school, 3 mosques, 1 Hindu temple and 4 Sikh temples thereby benefitting 9,822 victims till November 30, 2005.

Govt. of India acknowledges Kalgidhar / Society's Relief and Rehabilitation Efforts

The Kalgidhar Society's relief and rehabilitation efforts in South Asia earthquake have been acknowledged by Govt. of India's Ministry of Home Affairs in its Annual Report 2005-2006. On page 112, Clause 7.65, under the heading 'NGOs' effort in providing shelters', it mentions the efforts of The Kalgidhar Society in Uri and Tangdhar areas of Kashmir in the earthquake which took a toll of thousands of human lives and rendered millions homeless.

“All the creatures including human beings are children of the Divine Father. The religions follow

“All the creatures including human beings are children of the Divine Father. The religions follow different paths to strive for reaching the stage of Divine realisation”

- Guru Nanak

In October 2005, a major earthquake shook South Asia, affecting India in the Kashmir region in India. The quake devastated this beautiful place, and cast a dark shadow on the lives of people of these areas. In the earthquake affected areas, almost 95% of the houses were completely reduced to rubble. Scores of people were killed and thousands were rendered homeless and rootless, not knowing how they would begin their lives afresh. Children were the worst affected by the devastation.

The Kalgidhar Society mobilized its resources immediately, TKS volunteers rushed to the affected areas. The Society was committed to provide all necessary help before the onset of winter. 15 villages were adopted in the

worse-hitremoteareasandabudgetofRs.2.25croreswasearmarkedforreliefwork.

This gigantic endeavor was spearheaded by TKS volunteers, and help in the form of building material, medicines and food was given to the villagers through the camps run by The Society. The Army also helped TKS volunteers in delivering goods to affected people. Relief to earthquake victims was provided irrespective of any caste, creed or religion, thus following the philosophy of universal brotherhood as enunciated in the Sikh faith. 1850 houses were rebuilt by November 30, 2005,along with several places of worship of different faiths.

The Society's relief and rehabilitation efforts in South Asia earthquake have been acknowledged by Govt. of India's Ministry of Home Affairs in its Annual Report 2005-2006, as also by the media and NGOs.

• After earthquake in October 2005, 15 villages were adopted in the worse-hit remote areas of Kashmir.

• A budget of Rs. 2.25 crores was earmarked for relief work.

• Relief to earthquake victims was provided irrespective of any caste, creed or religion.

• 1850 houses were rebuilt by November 30, 2005

Prayer: Faith and prayer is the foundation of fervent prayer. Financial Support: The Opportunities TKS.

Prayer:

Faith and prayer is the foundation of fervent prayer.

Financial Support:

The Opportunities

TKS. We cherish and desire your specific and

TKS offers numerous opportunities for supporting this strategic and vital mission. Financial partners, worthy benefactors, can support the TKS's rural programs with contributions in cash or kind.

Service:

TKS offers a variety of long-term and short-term service/volunteering opportunities. Technicians, Engineers, Doctors, Professsionals in IT, Administration, Finance and obviously Education are invited to contribute their time and talents.

Eminent Personalities Serving as Volunteers to TheKalgidhar Society

U.S.A.

¤ Dr. M.S. Atwal: 15305 Riding Court Laure M.D. 20702 Contact -301-362-5442. Ohio State Univ. :

M.Sc. Biochemistry. Univ. of Illinois: Ph.D. (Medical Chemistry). Columbia Univ.: MBA (Exec.). John Hopkins Univ. : M.P.H. (Health Policy). Held senior faculty positions in research & teaching in various universities in the U.S.

¤ Dr. B.S. Sekhon: 12612 Buffalo Nickel Dr. Midlothian VA 23112. Contact - 804-639-6507. M.Sc., Ph.D. (Univ. of Wisconsin), Retired as Professor from Jackson State University

¤ Mr. Amar Singh Gill: 4 Lake View CT. Princeton Junction New Jersey 08550. Contact - 609-799-7918 (R), 609-933-5557. Worked 15 Yrs With GEC as Electrical Engr & now a very successful businessman owning more than 30 Gas Stations

¤ Mr. Jaspal Singh Sidhu: 10 Greenside Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89141, 702-658-4543 (R) 702-396-5114 (O) 702-429-7355 (M) Civil Engineer having successful practice

¤ Mr. Bhupinder Singh: 192 Mohawk Drive, East Hart Ford, CT Contact - 860-233-6458, Aeronautical Engineer

England

¤ Mr. Rajinder Singh Rai: 37 Moorcroft Rd, Moseley Birmingham B13 8LT Contact - 121-449-3041 (R), 07778605187 (M). Industrialist and successful businessman

¤ Mr. Harkishan Singh: 36 Landsdowne Rd, Seven Kings IL Ford Essex IG3 8NF. Contact - 208-590-9631

¤ Mr. Ranbir Singh Attwal: Accountant & Regd. Auditor, 76-A, King Street, Southall, Middx. UB2 4DD Contact -07711382621

Canada

¤ Dr. P.S. Bhurji: Surrey BC. Contact - 604-992-6702

¤ Mr. Angrez Singh Thind: Edmonton Contact - 780-235-3401 (R) 780-461-1797(M)

¤ Mr. Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal: Calgary Contact - 403-690-8182 - harvy88@gmail.com

¤ Mr. Kulwant Singh Dhillon: Calgary Contact - 403-217-7838 - dhillon3@telus.net

¤ Mr. Chamkaur Singh Gill: Winnipeg MB. Contact - 204-990-4167 (M) 204-694-4167 (R)

¤ Mr. Avtar Singh Gill: Surrey B.C. Contact - 604-729-2000

Volunteers

Singapore

¤ Mr. Kartar Singh Thakral: Thakral Group of Companies, 20 Upper Circular Rd #03-06 The River Walk Singapore 058416. Contact - 65-6337-4292, 65-6538-5000 (Fax). Industrialist and large Realtor.

New Zealand

¤ Mr. Piara Singh: 115 Glenmore Rd Pakuraga Auckland New Zealand. Contact - 006490577-1345. Businessman

Australia

¤ Mr. Gian Singh / Rajinder Singh: P.O. Box 85 Gordonvale Qld 4865. Contact - 061-740-561245, 061-740-565379 (Fax). Large Plantation Sugarcane Farmer in Australia

Hongkong

¤ Mr. Kanwaljeet Singh: 0795/18 Hongkong Park View 88 -Tai Tam Reservoir R D, Contact - 0852-25404137, 0852-90316148. Businessman

Phillippines

¤ Dr. Darshan Singh Brar: International Rice Research Institute, P.O. Box 933 Manila. Contact - 00632-8450606, 00632-8181926, 00632-8911292.

Germany

¤ Mr. Jasbir Singh Lehrer Kramer Str 4, 67585 Dorn Durkheim , West Germany. Businessman

Denmark

¤ Mr. Rashpal Singh Kalsi: 6 Egneborgvej, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark. Contact - 004535834950. Consular Development - Ministry Of External Affairs, Denmark

Holland

¤ Mr. Iqbal Singh: Rie Crammernof, 6-1321 LK Almere Holland Contact - 036 - 8449356, Businessman

Achievements DIRECT BENEFICIARIES • 60,000 Students • 2,475 Teachers / professionals • 2,18,000 Patients •

Achievements

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

• 60,000 Students

• 2,475 Teachers / professionals

• 2,18,000 Patients

• 6450 Orphans & other poor students

• 200 Senior citizens

• 1200 Widows & needy women

• 1,740 Addicts and their families.

• 9,822 Earthquake victims affected in Kashmir.

• 18, 00,000 Population influenced

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OUR COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE A new chapter in the Endeavor to produce Better Human Resource, Akal Academy was started in 1986 with 5 students with growing strength and later affiliated to CBSE in 1995. Now the 10+2 residential academy at Baru Sahib imparts quality education to 1538 students including students from 16 countries out of which 200 are from USA. Inspired by this performance, the rural folks from Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh compellingly desired to establish similar academies in under-privileged backward rural areas to provide value-based education in English medium schools besides in other Indian languages, in turn saving their children from the onslaught of alcohol & drug abuse. Accordingly 70 Day Boarding (10+2) Akal Academies were established up to high-school level in rural Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh. Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. In these academies more than 60,000 students are being imparted “Real Education” from LKG to Senior Secondary level.

The total infrastructure of all these institutions is as below:

Covered area of around 24 lakh sq ft worth Rs. 240 crores Landed property of around 500 acres worth Rs.150 crores Supporting infra-structure and assets worth Rs. 40 crores

Total assets of The Kalgidhar Society are Rs.430 crores

At Baru Sahib

Conclusion

a) Having established Eternal University in 2008 another 8 Colleges in Phase-1 with programs of Management, Naturopathy & Alternative Medicine etc. are proposed to be added besides Engineering and Nursing which have already commenced.

b) Phase-2 of the above with 8 more colleges like Medicine Science and Veterinary etc

In other states-

i) Rural Northern India- 500 Schools in all rural areas of Tehsils and Blocks in all districts benefitting around 5,00,000 students.

Existing Schools

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Baru Sahib - A view from Google Earth

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