Orphaned children are at a much higher risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, crime, and poor educational performance. Shelter and care are essential to save them from such challenges and give them a chance at a happy life. To help such orphaned children, The Kalgidhar Society established the Akal orphanage which gives shelter to orphaned children of all castes, creeds, and religions.
Lease of Life
With their dwindling financial resources and weakening health, the elderly are often perceived as a burden and even while living within the family, may face neglect. The most severely isolated and lonely are people over 75, particularly older women, those who are widowed and those living alone who are considered burdens. An old-age home has been set up at Baru Sahib for numerous elderly people to help them lead a life of dignity. Some of them are trained professionals while some are retired officers/officials from various departments – civil, army, accounts, income tax, science, medicine, engineering, etc.
The Kalgidhar Society, has set up a home for widows and destitute women at Baru Sahib that houses several unfortunate women who have lost their husbands or have been discarded by their families.