Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee
Panth Ratan Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra
Institute of Advanced Studies in Sikhism
From Persident SGPC's Desk
"A mirror to the past and a vision for the future." A reminder of things past, of successes, hopes and dreams fulfilled and a promise of even better things to come". This is what hundreds of years of functioning is all about.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar (SGPC), an apex body of the Sikhs residing all over the world, is a religious charitable and humanitarian organization. Besides managing the Sikh shrines, it runs a number of educational institutions, charitable hospitals and homes for the physically/mentally challenged people. Though the primary objective of the SGPC is religious, it also performs multidimensional functions for inculcating high ethical values, humanistic outlook, healthy habits and scientific temper among the community through its educational institutions. SGPC earnestly realizes the need to make its contribution in the field of education in order to serve the society in a much more holistic way.
Education in Sikhism means continuos development and integration of human personality it aims at widning the wisdom horizon of a person for the development of spiritual tendencies. We firmly believe in
"Comtemplate & reflect upon knowledge and You become a benefactor to others".
The major contribution of SGPC lies in making school and higher education accessible to common people and remote areas of the region. As head of the SGPC, the supreme body of the Sikhs, it has been our earnest endeavour to establish institutions of higher education imparting education in diverse fields. At present SGPC is running 72 schools and 39 institutions of higher education which also include 4 engineering institutes and 2 medical colleges. Recently a multi disciplinary University named Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University has also been setup at Fatehgarh Sahib. We are committed to provide such a learning environment in our institutions which besides protecting and nourishing the creativity of students also makes the good citizens. The SGPC is conscious of the changing trends in education and is therefore taking bold steps in this direction to negotiate with international universities and organizations so as to meet the international standards in education. Thus, SGPC is making all out efforts to scan new vistas of knowledge so that our youth can touch new heights in life.
May WAHEGURU be our inspiration and strength through this endeavour
Kirpal Singh Badungar