Akal University, Guru ki Kashi, being established by The Kalgidhar Trust with the wholehearted support of Saadh Sangat the world over, got a new fillip when the local Canadian Sikh community organized a fund-raising dinner at Shingar Banquet Hall in Brampton.
Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, President, The Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib, who flew into Canada especially for this purpose, emphasized the need for everyone to contribute generously for this noble cause, which is likely to cost Rupees 500 Crores.
Besides the routine academic courses, Akal University, Guru ki Kashi will comprise of an extensive department, wherein Guru Granth Sahib Ji will be translated into all major world languages. It will train scholars, who will spread to all corners of the world to propagate the message of Gurbani in their native languages, thereby fulfilling the fourth blessing of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Speaker after speaker stressed upon the devotees that whosoever contributes for this noble cause, will obtain the Guru’s blessing and set out on the path of emancipation.
Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, Dr. Khem Singh Gill and Bhai Harpaul Singh took turns to speak about the various educational initiatives of The Kalgidhar Trust and vehemently appealed for the wholehearted contribution from the Saadh Sangat.
An impassioned appeal by Baba Iqbal Singh Ji evoked a spontaneous response from the Canadian NRIs, who gave handsome contributions towards Guru ki Kashi.
S. Param Gill, Member Parliament from Brampton, praised the good work being undertaken by The Kalgidhar Trust in the field of education, which will go a long way in propagating Sikhi.
Baba Iqbal Singh Ji added that besides educational courses, Akal University, Guru ki Kashi will develop collaborative academic programs with domestic and foreign universities for novel technologies and cooperative programs with local, national and international industries and develop programs to train manpower to fulfill the needs of Punjab, India and international companies. He felt particularly pleased that it is during our lifetime that such a project has been initiated. We should pray for the completion of this project during our lifetime to earn the blessing of the Tenth Master. Gurdev Singh Gill was the stage secretary for the evening while Dr. Balwant Singh, Ajit Singh Bittoo, Balvir Singh Sandhewalia, Hardeep Singh, Amandeep Singh and Avtar Singh Gill organized the event. The organizers thanked all present for their participation and cooperation.