In States of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pardesh and Rajasthan etc. many individuals called Sikligars, Vanjaras and Lobanas have been residing in huts and their living conditions have been dismal. They became Sikhs at the times of Gurus but have been deprived of education for hundreds of years. These individuals severely lack opportunities; they, however, are hardworking and industrious. They are a proud people who live with dignity. They have been struggling to discover their religious roots, from which they have been distanced with the passage of time.
To Transform Lives Through Higher Education by providing scholarships to bright but poor students in Punjab and neighboring states for higher professional education in a large variety of disciplines.
SHDF is inspired by the concept of Seva (service) in Sikh religion. In the Sikh way of life, rendering selfless service to humanity (i.e. God in man), and responding to the pain and need of others, is the prime duty of a householder. Millions of Sikhs, whether in congregations or individually, end their daily prayer with a supplication for the ‘welfare of all’, irrespective of caste, color, gender, religion and nationality.
When you want to 'succeed' as bad as want to 'breathe', then you will be surely successful - Shiv Khera
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence. A boy of a lower middle class family, I have achieved milestone of success with continuous efforts, hard work and determination towards the goal and transformed myself from a layman to a professional.
My academic qualification details are as follows:
Year 2005 – 10th Standard, Shri Guru Arjun Dev Sec. School, Patel Nagar
Year 2007 – 12th Standard, Akali Baba Phoola Singh Sr. Sec. School, Karol Bagh
I am writing my story to encourage many students who have the skills and capabilities but due to lack of resources, they are not able to make their dreams come true.
Nishkam is creating that support for those talented students who have the zeal to achieve in life.
Nishkam has supported me since my school days by providing regular scholarships. I also took my tuition classes from Nishkam which they provided me at a very nominal fee with high quality education. It helped me to groom myself and become a bright student from an average student.