On the ISC Front
As the cases of Covid fell in the region activities of ISC particularly in the areas of education and youth empowerment were given an impetus. Coaching centres which were lying dormant during the pandemic were revived. Other projects were given a jumpstart with the travel restrictions being relaxed by the administration. The quarter started with meeting of members of the Executive Committee.
Executive Committee Meeting
Meeting of the Executive Committee of ISC was held on 10 July 2021 at Plot No. 1. Madhya Marg, Sector 28, Chandigarh, in the Library of Sri Kendri Singh Sabha. The meeting was chaired by the Convenor,Dr. Sardara singh Johl, Padma Bhushan and was attended by 35 members.
Apart from the customary discussion and passing of minutes and accounts, homage was paid to members who had passed away recently. Important activities of ISC were narrated by the Secy Gen, Col JS Multani during the last quarter for the information of all members. The major highlights were approval by the Govt for undertaking CSR projects, publication of books and their translation, running of Homework Tuition Centres in villages near Rajpura and Sikligar Deras in Hyderabad and opening of new Tuition Centres in Jalandhar, running of a 25 bedded Covid Care Centre, progress on the documentary of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, training of students at Tugalwal for Armed Forces/State Police and opening of a new Pharmacy in collaboration with S. Jugraj Singh Gill Charitable Trust and Sri Kendri Singh Sabha.
S. Sardara Singh Johl in his talk highlighted the importance of taking maximum precautions so that we remain healthy and safe during the pandemic. He also laid stress on the setting up of an Education Fund like the jews so that no one remains uneducated. He appreciated the progress on various projects undertaken by ISC and said that a lot of effort has gone in setting up tuition centres and coaching centres. However unless we increase our presence in the Civil Services the people of the region cannot progress. ISC must undertake training for IAS aspirants for which if required we must collectively work with like minded organisations.
Brig G.J. Singh gave a detailed overview of the projects undertaken by ISC with a special reference to Youth Empowerment and formulation of Governing Council. The open house discussion was actively participated and many members came forward to share their views.
Youth Empowerment and Education
Col JS Multani, Secy Gen, Col AS Kandhari Gen Secy along with member of the media team Sh. Apoorva Singh visited a few locations in the districts of Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur and SBS Nagar with the aim to visit and revive some ongoing projects. The team met the principal of the school Sri Harkrishan Senior Secondary School, Pandori Khajoor, Hoshiarpur where ISC has a coaching centre. Various issues regarding the education of children were discussed including the starting of Civil Services Coaching Centre at ISC HQ and the training of young children for Defence Forces and IPS. The Principal also offered the premises of her school for conduct of physical training of the aspirants. ISC is also conducting training of girl students at Baba Aya Singh Riarki College, Tughalwal for Armed Forces / IPS. The physical training there is being conducted by Insp Sukhjinder Singh (Ex- Army). Opening of Homework Tuition Centres in the surrounding villages was also discussed. Principal S. Swarn Singh also showed the site on the Batala – Amritsar Highway where the College has land near village Majhwind. The Principal plans to build another self sustaining college here which will impart free education and boarding. He also informed that the college also has around 15 acres near village Aliwal for which he has similar plans. He then visited Kahnuwan, a town about 13 km south of Gurdaspur with the aim to explore the possibilities of opening Home Work Tuition Centres in the neighbouring villages.
Secy Gen, Col JS Multani visited Begowal on Aug 21 to meet Bibi Jagir Kaur, President SGPC to offer services of ISC for conduct of Civil Services Training at the Tohra Institute at Patiala jointly with SGPC. ISC would run the institute and conduct the training at Tohra Institute while SGPC would bear the day-to-day running cost and cost of transportation. A comprehensive proposal was given to Bibi Jagir Kaur. A detailed discussion was also held on running of Coaching Centre in the CBSE School in the village Begowal.
Update on Moga Govt ITI
Col JS Multani accompanied by Col AS Kandhari and Media team in charge S. Manmeet Singh visited Govt ITI Moga on 03 Sep 21 to see the training being imparted to the youth as well as interact with the instructors to discuss the day to day problems being faced by them. The ITI has a new promising young Principal Mrs Shilpa Mittal who explained the working and constraints in detail. All necessary assistance was promised to them. Col JS Multani and Col AS Kandhari also met the ADC (Gen) S. Harcharan Singh in the DC office to resolve the drinking water and other issues related to the ITI. While in Moga the team also visited S. Jugraj Singh Gill De-Addiction Centre at Janer.
Encouragement to Sikh Students
Financial assistance to the following students has been provided by ISC during the period: -
Date Name Address Amt (Rs) Remarks
01 Jul 21 Mehak Preet Kaur Govt Senior Sec. 3000/- Tuition Fees.
School, Sector 37B ,
25 Aug 21 Manpreet Kaur MA Guru Gobind Singh 16000/- Tuition Fees
Eng (2nd Year) College for Women
Telefilm on 400 Years Birth Centenary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib
ISC in coordination with IOSS and Sikhya Seekers progressed the making of the telefilm. Script for the film drafted by Lt Gen RS Sujlana is almost final and Media team of ISC assisted by Sikhya Seekers will begin shooting at select locations shortly.
ISC in collaboration with Sri Kendri Singh Sabha and S. Jugraj Singh Charitable Trust is setting up a charitable dispensary. A number of meetings to formalize the working of the dispensary were held. License for opening the dispensary has been obtained and other works are in and advanced stage. S. Gursewak Singh Sekhon visited ISC a number of times in this regard and has given valuable advice as well as financial assistance for running the Dispensary.
ISC facilitated GoI Minority Scholarship Application Forms for Punjab Students Districtwise submitted during 2020-2021
Districts Applications Applications Amount
(Recived) (Verified) (accrued)
1 Amritsar 91,070 62,831 11,20,12,581
2 Barnala 31,305 25,416 4,38,93,059
3 Bathinda 59,986 48,065 8,76,04,547
4 Faridkot 27,251 20,761 3,11,65,532
5 Fatehgarh Sahib 16,906 14,579 2,09,03,228
6 Fazilka 23,355 15,244 2,10,43,731
7 Ferozpur 39,918 29,741 4,86,54,844
8 Gurdaspur 43,922 32,172 8,62,44,118
9 Hoshiarpur 9,850 6,374 1,68,46,648
10 Jalandhar 10,932 6,279 1,66,11,886
11 Kapurthala 7,197 5,089 72,83,091
12 Ludhiana 73,796 55,748 11,18,74,957
13 Mansa 62,859 51,667 8,50,29,694
14 Moga 37,071 28,131 4,56,34,399
15 Mohali 10,649 7,420 1,16,84,811
16 Muktsar 34,622 26,715 3,39,62,041
17 Pathankot 1,569 1,314 32,35,721
18 Patiala 42,929 32,875 6,55,01,497
19 Rupnagar 17,136 12,848 2,47,53,031
20 Sangrur 78,144 63,461 11,86,33,262
21 S B Singh Nagar 3,504 1,937 55,08,497
22 Tarantaran 80,185 61,294 12,96,19,401
The online application forms for the year 2021-22 have been called for by Centeral Govt. from the students. Our various computer teams are working day in and day out to forward maximum number of applications from all the districts.