AMRITSAR, NOVEMBER 12, 2018:: With the sole motive to promote higher education and provide financial assistance to brilliant and needy students, the Khalsa College management today awarded scholarships to the tune of Rs. 8.00 lakhs to 80 students from various faculties with of Rs.10,000 to each today. The scholarships are sponsored by the United States based Khalsa Global Reach Foundation, headed by philanthropist Dr. Bakshish Singh Sandhu, an alumnus of the historic College.
Dr. Sandhu who studied pre-medical at the College and later migrated to the US where he earned name as a doctor had earlier donated Rs.1.00 crore to the management which has pout the money in the fixed deposits and from the interests earned the scholarships are paid, said Principal Dr. Mehal Singh. Dr. Sandhu originally hails from border village of Cheecha Bhakna and had been sponsoring the scholarships to the students coming from the economically backward strata of society.
Khalsa College Governing Council honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina said Dr. Sandhu is a firm believer in the importance of education for the upliftment of the society and his charity work would help the needy students to continue their education despite the economic difficulties. He welcomed the noble contribution and such contributions is an illustration for the society to join hands in promotion of education for the poor and needy.
Chhina also welcomed the alumni participation in college management by the way of voluntary contributions like these which he said has great potentials in nurturing a culture of mutual respect and jointly pursuing promotion of education by sharing vision, process, and results. Dr. Mehal Singh said they have formed the Committee with consultation of Sandhu family which selects the needy students for these financial help and the money is transferred to the fee accounts of the students directly in the banks.