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.
SHDF is a U.S.-based non-profit, non-political, tax-exempt (under section 501 (c) (3)) charitable organization which provides scholarships to students in Punjab and neighboring states in 30+ disciplines. Graduated scholarship recipients have been gainfully employed with multinational companies like Infosys and American Express, and known national organizations like the Indian Air Force, Department of Space, State Bank of India, Merchant Navy and other business enterprises.
In the 15+ years of its existence, SHDF has helped 2,700+ students graduate, has received donations from 1,200+ unique donors, awarded 5,000+ scholarships from over 14,000 applicants, and raised ~$1.1 million.
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