Girl Child

Girl Child

The Sikh Humanitarian Society (SHS) is a free education centre for girls. It was established in the Rohini area of west Delhi. There are 125 girl and 50 boy students under the age of ten, presently availing of the opportunity to learn Hindi, Sanskrit, Punjabi and English. Students are also given vocational training in Cutting and Tailoring and Computer Education. Shastriya Sangeet (classical music) including learning to play musical instruments, like the harmonium and the tabla is taught. Arrangements have also been made to provide free coaching to regular school-going girl students of classes V through VII.

As financial support grows, SHS plan to expand this Kendar to include an educational centre that also imparts vocational training in fields such as Interior Designing, Child Education, Home Science, Art and Crafts, Nursing, etc. Donors from within India are entitled to avail of tax exemption under class 80-G (S) (VI) of the Income Tax Act of 1961.


With help and support from the Sikh Humanitarian Society these girls have successfully finished Class 12.

The Hari Singh Nalwa Foundation Trust provided financial assistance for a computer DPT course. All five girls are gainfully employed in the private sector and are pursuing a college degree. They are all first generation school goers.

An appeal for divine help in Gurmukhi by Hari Singh Nalwa's wife, Bibi Raj Kaur, as recorded by the Pandas (priests) in Haridwar, 1846. Literacy was prevalent amongst women in the Panjab when it was still uncommon for men.