Brampton: To contribute towards the establishment of Akal University ‘Guru Ki Kashi’ at Damdama Sahib, people came in large numbers to mark their weighted presence at the Fund-Raising Dinner Event organized at the ‘Chandni Gateway Banquet Hall’ on Sunday – 11th May 2014.
Director of the ‘Baru Sahib Academy’ located in Himachal Pradesh – Baba Iqbal Singh Ji alongside Punjab’s Ex Vice Chancellor of Agriculture – Dr. Khem Singh Gill were especially present at this event to appeal to the gathering to Donate for the Noble Cause of establishing the University; to the effect of their appeal, within minutes, a large sum of money was gathered in form of thousands of dollars, in which, people contributed in denominations ranging from 100$ to 11000$.
On this occasion, whilst addressing the audience, Baba Iqbal Singh Ji that the ‘Akal University’, that is being built with a budget of 100 million dollars, will be providing high-quality modern education alongside imparting spiritual knowledge with special focus. He also revealed that a Bank Loan of Rs 92 Crore has also been raised, for which crores of rupees go in the form of interest every year. He appealed everyone to contribute to their maximum capacity for this noble venture.
Dr. Khem Singh, while talking about the role of the university in higher education mentioned about the diverse features of this university – in this university, alongside Science, Technology, Medical Science, Arts, Law, Business Management, etc subjects, the Research on Guru Granth Sahib and Comparative Religious Studies will be specially facilitated. He appealed to the people as per the Gurbani Verse ‘Apne Hathi Aapna Aape Hi Kaaj Sawaariye’ to come foreward and donate generously for this university.
During this event, Dr.Baldev Singh Gill, Principal Ram Singh, Sumit Singh Tuli, Ex M.P.P Jagjit Singh, Harjeet Singh (Harry) Dhaliwal, Kanwaljeet Kaur alongside others, also addressed the audience. Ravinder Singh, through a beautiful computer slide show, portrayed the present picture of worsening social, economic and educational situation of Punjab whilst explaining the need to promoting the education to control and improve the situation; he also explained how the 129 Akal Academies, established in the Rural Villages of North India, are contributing greatly towards improving the situation.
Akal Academy’ Alumnus Ramandeep Singh and his 3 colleages, who are well settled in the Toronto area, also exchanged views with the audience through their brief addressings. S.Avtar Singh did an excellent job at stage compering.
~ Deeksha Singh
~ New Delhi, 17th May ’14
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