SHDF is once again proud to present Umeedan Di Sham, the organization’s annual fundraising event, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

The gala event, which promises to be an inspirational and uplifting evening, will share with you stories of some of the students and their families whose lives have been transformed with the generous contributions of SHDF’s volunteers and donors.

Davenderpal Singh of Indian Idol fame will provide live entertainment to the audience.

SHDF has so far provided over 4500 scholarships. The goal is to provide 500 or more scholarships in 2016.

By improving the access of under-privileged youth to higher education, Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) seeks to minimize their frustration, anger and their potential drift to drugs, alcoholism, or crime. Every student helped is a life transformed,family uplifted, and community grown.

Please join and support this important initiative, which has helped  transform the lives of many youth and their families in Punjab, India that suffer at the hands of poverty and low income situation that make higher education impossible to attain. Your generosity can give these young adults a hope for a better future (please see short film about these children here –

Tickets for the event are $125 per person, and a table of ten is available for $1,100. For more information contact SHDF at 301-963-3928 or any of the event organizers listed on the flyer above.

Tickets are also available online at

If you cannot attend the Gala event, please make a donation or SPONSOR A SCHOLARSHIP! Certain employers may match all donations. Please take the time to see if your employer will double your generosity and help you contribute to this noble cause!

Many young lives are waiting to be transformed with your help! Reserve your spot at the GALA online!

Join in this noble cause!


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