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.
Our rationale is based upon the following major considerations:
i) The cost of professional education has skyrocketed to a level (average cost Rs. 60,000; maximum cost Rs. 175,000) that most low and middle income families just cannot afford
ii) In this age of ever emerging technology, higher education alone can help one get a decent job or be gainfully employed
iii) By improving the access of under-privileged youth to higher education, we seek to minimize their frustration, anger and their potential drift to drugs and crime
iv) We believe in Sewa, our religion inspires us to serve humanity, which is ultimately equated with God.