On Mother’s day, this mother supported orphan, poor girls to complete their education
Jasbir Kapoor/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
“On Mother’s Day a function was held at the registered office of the Harsh Charitable Trust 28, Preet Nagar, Lower mall, Patiala, to distribute cheques to poor girls of Punjab for the financial year 2019. This was the first function of the year “ said Dr Harshindar kaur, President of the trust, who apprised the audience that she along with her husband, Dr Gurpal Singh would continue to support the poor girls of Punjab with their education to enable them to stand on their feet. They regularly contribute to the trust from their income as commanded by Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first Sikh Guru.
Today, 84 girls had come to receive their cheques from the trust. They belonged to various districts of Punjab notably, Gurdaspur, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Patiala, Jagraon(Ludhiana ), Bathinda ,Jalandhar and Sri Anandpur Sahib.
Dr Harsh Charitable Trust has till now supported 415 poor girls of Punjab to complete their school education. The trust was started in 2008 with the motive of supporting poor and orphan girls of Punjab in their education by providing quality education in various private schools of Punjab. The trust bears the tuition fees of these girls.
This year 8 more girls have been added to the trust. One of the girls Sehajpreet Kaur,is the daughter of a poor and unfortunate father, Harwinder Singh who is fighting the deadly disease of cancer and due to dire financial condition of the family, she had been taken out of school. Harwinder Singh is being treated at Tata Memorial Hospital, Sangrur. They live in Guru Nanak Nagar Patiala and now her school fees of approximately Rs 1100 per month shall be borne by the trust.
Simran Kaur and her two sisters of Sanour, near Patiala have also been added to the trust this year. Both parents are physically handicapped and due to difficult financial condition of the family are unable to provide quality education to these girls.
Jagdeep Kaur of Abbalkhair village was shattered when her father,a farmer under debt committed suicide and she was taken out of her school. Dr Harsh Charitable trust has come forward to accept this girl and made it possible for her to continue her education.
Dr Gurpal Singh, Secretary of the trust thanked the NRI brothers and sisters who have enabled the trust to continue with its noble work.
Dr Sukhmani kaur and Nanakjot Singh, daughter and son of the Dr Harshindar Kaur and Dr Gurpal Singh, who are members of the trust pledged to continue the activities of the trust. They helped in distributing cheques, eatables, drinks and stationery to the students. Dr Jagroop Kaur from the political science department of Punjabi University was also present. She not only contributed to the trust but also encouraged the girls to work hard to attain their goals.
Volunteers of the trust, Deepak, Robin, Prince , Lakhwinder Singh ,Pammi and Raj Kumar took care of the seating and refreshments of the students and their accompanying parents. They said that they had been associated with the trust for last five years and expressed happiness and contentment on helping the noble cause of the trust.