Sikh Humanitarian Society

Sikh Humanitarian Society

"Sarbat da bhallah"
(May God bless everyone)

The Sikh Humanitarian Society (Regd.) has been assisting girls from families that fall below the poverty line for over a decade. The Society is managed by a few retired professionals. The Society provides free education and healthcare services to girls from impoverished backgrounds. We believe that good education and healthcare will result in girls who are empowered.

This initiative commenced in the year 2000, under the guidance of retired Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Sardar R.S. Narula (President) and Bibi Raminder Kaur (Secretary), daughter of late S. Hukam Singh (ex. Speaker, Lok Sabha), and seven others.

A resettlement colony for the 1984 riot victims in West Delhi was selected for imparting elementary education (academic), vocational training (tailoring).

The Society started upgrading its educational facility from Primary to Middle to classes 9 and 10 through the aegis of the National School of Open Learning, Delhi. Soon the Society was equipped to include class 12 (CBSE) and undergraduate programmes from School of Learning (SOL), Delhi University. Students were provided assistance for attending paramedical courses according to the availability of funds.

The guidance and instruction is provided by both honorary and paid staff. Retired professors from Mata Sundri College, Delhi University, render their services on an honorary basis. Seven graduate teachers have been hired on a salary for instruction in Gurbani Sangeet (devotional music), Fashion Designing and Computers.

As many as 150 to 200 girl students enrolled. It soon became impossible to accommodate them in the existing 50 sq metres. S. Jaswinder Singh Kohli (Manchester U.K) arranged for the construction of a 2½ storey building on 25 sq m acquired in the newly developed DDA colony, not far from the existing hutment. This provided some relief, though it was not enough to accommodate all the students. In 2005, S. Jaswant Singh Rehal (Scottsdala, Arizona, USA) gifted an additional floor to the existing building.

The Society started upgrading its educational level from Primary to Middle to classes 9 and 10 through the aegis of the National School of Open Learning, Delhi. Soon, the Society was equipped to upgrade the educational level of those seeking its assistance to include class 12 (CBSE) and undergraduate programmes from SOL Delhi University. Students were provided assistance for attending paramedical courses according to the availability of funds.

The guidance and instruction is provided by both honorary and paid staff. Retired professors of Mata Sundri College, Delhi University, render their services on an honorary basis. Seven graduate teachers have been hired on a salary for instruction in Gurbani Sangeet (devotional music), fashion designing and computers.

The present strength of girls enrolled in various courses include :

  • 1 in B.Sc. (Final), Board of Distance Education, NMIS, Jaipur.
  • 5 in BA (Final), Computer Science, SOL, Delhi University.
  • 7 in BA (2nd year), Computer Science, SOL, Delhi University.
  • 12 in BA (1st year) with Computer Science, SOL, Delhi University.
  • 15 in CBSE (class 12).
  • 4 in CBSE (class 11).
  • 10 in Cutting, Tailoring and Fashion Designing.
  • 100 in Primary, Middle, Gurbani Sangeet, Computer and other classes.
  • 1 in Paramedical course.
  • In addition, financial support is being provided to three boys, who are in their final year, pursuing Diploma courses in Mechanical Engineering from Gurgaon.

    Guru Granth Sahib belonging to Hari Singh Nalwa's son-in-law, Lehna Singh Gharjakh, written and illustrated in Kashmir, c. 1820.

    Sponsors

    Sponsors

    “God only helps those who help themselves”

    Our benefactors include:

    • M/s Akoi Saab Imperial Hotel
    • M/s Arms Communication Pvt. Ltd.
    • M/s Beant Kaur Charitable Trust
    • M/s Boutique International Pvt. Ltd.
    • M/s Hari Singh Nalwa Foundation Trust
    • M/s Kapoor Watch Co. Pvt. Ltd.
    • M/s Lady Sir Sobha Singh Educational Charitable Trust
    • M/s Madad Gaar Charitable Trust
    • M/s Meyer Organisc Pvt. Ltd.
    • M/s Tegh International
    • M/S Ujjal Singh Charitable Trust
    ...and many others from Australia, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, New Zealand, U.K. and U.S.A. who have contributed generously to improve the life of those less fortunate.

    We are happy to inform our donors that all the girl students who earned a B.Sc. or a B.A. degree in the Computer Science, Paramedical course etc., have obtained placement in companies and renowned hospitals of Delhi and the National Capital Region. Girls who completed the Cutting, Tailoring and Fashion Designing courses have either started their own boutique or undertake contracts. Furthermore, the boys who have passed the Mechanical Engineering course are gainfully employed in the automobile industry.

    The Society has commenced building a five storey air-conditioned building on an area of 25 square metres. This venture is expected to be completed by 31st March 2016, at a cost of rupees 27 lacs received in donation.

    Darbar of Maharaja Ranjit Singh: [First row] Dhian Singh, Jamadar Khushal Singh, Gulab Singh, Suchait Singh, Lehna Singh Sandhanwalia, Sultan Mohammad Khan Kabuli [Middle row] Faqir Aziz-ud-din, Hari Singh Nalwa, Sham Singh Attariwala, Ventura, Diwan Sawan Mal, Phula Singh Nihang [Lower row] Faqir Nur-ud-din, Lehna Singh Majithia, Sheikh Ghulam Mohi-ud-din, Allard, Atar Singh Kalianwala, Gurmukh Singh Lamba. From the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Amritsar.

    Contact

    Contact

    Tirath Singh (Secretary),
    Sikh Humanitarian Society (Regd.),
    C-1/54 Sector-16 Rohini,
    Delhi-110089.

    Mobile : 9811403693
    e-mail : sikhh@yahoo.com

    The Sikh Humanitarian Society (Regd.) accepts donations. Money can be directly deposited into the following bank accounts :

    • Punjab & Sind Bank : Saving Bank Account No. 12573.
    • ICICI Bank : Saving Bank Account No. 000701235788.
    • For foreign contributions : Saving Bank Account No. 000701251920.

    Since 2002, all donations to the Society qualify for income tax rebate under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act. In 2008, the Society received approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, to receive foreign contributions.

    All the accounts are audited by registered chartered accountants and the balance sheet of each financial year is submitted to the Income Tax Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, for their inspection and record.

    The audit reports since the date of inception of the Society, along with the balance sheets, are always available in the office.

    Document in Persian (Shikasta) dated 1866 VS (1809) bearing Hari Singh Nalwa’s Persian and Gurmukhi seal ordering collection of revenue for the rabi crop. From: The Nalwa family record kept by the Pandas (Hindu priest) in Haridwar, India.