Dr Harsh Charitable trust- a haven for poor girls, is paying for their education for the past 10 years. The founder members, Dr Harshindar kaur , President and Dr Gurpal Singh Sachdeva, Honorary Secretary distributed cheques to 65 poor girls who are enrolled in the trust for their education in private schools. The Trust has been engaged in this activity since 2008 and till now 362 girls have been provided educational aid. Some of the girls who are enrolled in the trust are orphans whose fathers have died and they have no source of income. Some are girls whose farmer fathers have committed suicide and they are also being helped by the trust. All of these girls are staying with their families and the trust is paying for the education of these girls in various private schools of Punjab.
Dr Harshindar Kaur, President of the trust told that the aim of the trust is to make poor girls alive to their rights by opening up educational avenues for them , to make them economically independent as also to make them aware about female feticide and to mentally make them strong to raise their voice against such evils.Dr Gurpal
Dr Gurpal Singh , secretary of the trust told that cheques worth 2 lakh rupees have been distributed to the girls. Girls from various places of Punjab namely Jagraon, Gurdaspur, Taran Taran, Nawan Shahar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Ropar, Patiala, Amritsar,Sangrur and Kurali had come to collect their cheques.
On the occasion, other members of the trust Sukhmani Kaur, Nanakjot Singh, Robin Garg, Lakhwinder Singh, Ravi and Raju were also present. Refreshment was also provided to the children.
Kiranjot Kaur for Gurdaspur, student of Class 7 especially thanked Dr Harshindar Kaur for the aid she is receiving from the trust. She had brought a handmade candle which she gifted to Dr Harshindar Kaur.She was sure that she would also help other poor girls in their education when she grows up.
Chehak, from Patiala said that after the death of her father she was afraid that she would not be able to study further but Dr Harsh Charitable Trust has made it possible for her to continue with her education.
Manpreet Kaur’s father S. Vikramjeet Singh had been afflicted with kidney failure and had to undergo kidney transplant. Due to paucity of funds she had to leave school for 2 years but now with Dr Harsh Charitable Trust coming to her aid she has rejoined school and is studying in 8th standard.Ujagar Singh, Retired DPRO and S. Nirpal Singh Shergill, Internationally acclaimed NRI writer applauded the activities of the trust. They said that more people should come forward to help the trust with donations. Dr Gurpal Singh told the audience that 8 girls who have passed out of school after matriculation have scored more than 85 % marks.
Dr Harshindar kaur said that if any poor girl of Punjab who has lost her father and the family is economically challenged, they can seek help from Dr Harsh Charitable Trust by calling on 98555-66345 and they can be helped to get quality education in private schools till matriculation. She thanked NRI’s settled in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada and USA for their constant support ,with whose help the trust has been able to discharge its functions continuously.