Enduring Legacy of Enriching Lives with Dignity and Care

Bringing Grace to Human Race

Founded in 1956, The Kalgidhar Trust & The Kalgidhar Society – Baru Sahib has been working tirelessly towards transforming the lives of rural children through the tool of Value-Based Education. At the same time, Trust/Society has placed equal focus on empowering women, providing health care, and ensuring social welfare for the vulnerable people in society. With the firm belief that everyone deserves to lead a life of dignity, each initiative of The Kalgidhar Trust/Society is embedded in the core thought of Bringing Grace to the Human Race.

The Kalgidhar Trust/Society initiated its work to bring back the glory of Punjab which is free of drug and alcohol abuse through the tool of education rooted in values. In its quest of fighting drugs with books, the Trust/Society has established 129 low-cost CBSE schools and 2 universities. The Kalgidhar Trust/Society under its flagship Akal Academies program, is providing modern, value-based education to nearly 70,000 students across rural areas of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Extending a helping hand to all those in need and giving them an opportunity to lead a decent life, The Kalgidhar Trust/Society has established teacher training centers, a multi-specialty hospital, drug de-addiction centers, an orphanage, one old age home, and a Center for Distressed Women.

Through the years, our work has been recognized globally and models developed by the Trust/Society have been adapted across various educational institutions.

Disclaimer: The Kalgidhar Trust and the Kalgidhar Society under Baru Sahib are two separate entities with distinct legal structures and operational autonomy. The Kalgidhar Trust is a registered trust established under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, and is responsible for managing the financial resources and assets of the Baru Sahib campus, including educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and community development initiatives. The Kalgidhar Society under Baru Sahib is a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the educational institutions under its umbrella.Trust/


To establish permanent peace in the world through value-based education and spiritual rejuvenation, creating good global citizens.

Our Vision


Be the Gurukul of Modern India, To build 500 low-cost Schools

Our Mission

Our Approach

A combination of spiritual and scientific education where in spirituality is the control of ego and vices.

Akal Academy Road Map

Where Do We Work?

The Kalgidhar Trust/Society has a footprint across North India, including Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. We are continuously working towards expanding our geographies to reach more people who need our support.


About Baru Sahib

Baru Sahib, the land of meditation (tapobhoomi), is the realisation of the vision of Sant Attar Singh Ji, Mastuane Wale (1866-1927). In the early twentieth century, he envisaged a place in the Himalayas to equip young men and women with spiritual and modern scientific education to spread the message of universal brotherhood throughout the world.

Our Founders

Sant Attar Singh Ji

Sant Attar Singh Ji, the most widely known and respected Sant in modern times, was born at Cheema, a village in the erstwhile Jind State (now in Sangrur district of Punjab, India) on 28 March 1866.

Sant Teja Singh Ji

Niranjan Singh Mehta, a harvard alumnus who came to be known as Sant Teja Singh Ji later, was a Harvard alumnus, he did A.M. in 1911.

Sant Baba Iqbal Singh Ji

Baba Iqbal Singh Ji was an Indian socio-spiritual leader of the Sikh community. He was the Founder President of The Kalgidhar Trust & The Kalgidhar Society - Baru Sahib.

Our Executive Team

The Kalgidhar Trust/Society Board comprises of accomplished professionals from across the world, who share a common vision to transform and uplift communities, especially women and children, through the transformative tool of education and other means of empowerment. A close-knit and highly experienced team brings together extensive experience across all programs and a shared passion to work towards our goals and milestones. The Head Office of the Trust/Society is located in Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh.

Dr Davinder singh Baru Sahib
Dr. Davinder Singh
M.B.B.S., M.D. (Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi)
Gian Singh Ji
Mr. Gian Singh
B.Sc. (Agriculture)
Dr BS Sekhon Baru Sahib
Dr. B.S. Sekhon
Professor( Retd.), Jackson State University.
Dr. H.S. Dhaliwal
Ph.D. (Genetics): University of California, M.Sc. (Hons.) (Plant Breeding): Punjab Agriculture University Former Professor of Biotechnology: IIT Roorkee, Founder Director/Head - Biotechnology Center, PAU, Ludhiana
Dr MS Atwal Baru Sahib
Dr. M.S. Atwal
M.Sc. Biochem (University of Illinois), Ph.D. (Medical Chemistry), MBA(Exec.) Columbia University, M.P.H. (HealthPolicy) John Hopkins University and Former Dean John Hopkins University.
Dr Neelam Kaur Akal Academy
Dr Neelam Kaur
M.B.B.S., M.S. Opthalmology (Panjab University)