With the motive of imparting world-class school education to children, particularly those from rural areas, Kar Sewa Khadoor Sahib, an NGO, is all set to build the Nishan-e-Sikhi International School at this historical town.
The school will be run under the patronage of noted environmentalist and spiritual leader, Baba Sewa Singh 'Kar Sewa Wale'. Baba Sewa Singh has led the way in planting trees along highways and roads and has also opened a number of educational institutions, including training academies in Khadoor Sahib.
Kartar Singh Thakral and his family from Singapore have taken over the financial responsibilities of constructing the building of this new school. The construction work will commence on December 15 after 'ardas' to be performed by Giani Gurbachan Singh, jathedar, Akal Takht.
The school will be affiliated to CBSE and managed by Nishan-e-Sikhi Charitable Trust, a wing of Kar Sewa Khadoor Sahib. It will be the first CBSE affiliated school of the trust as all the schools, which are currently running are affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board.
Avtar Singh Bajwa, secretary of the trust, told mediapersons that the school would be of senior secondary level. Raghbir Singh Bains, adviser of the trust, said the school will be co-educational and will also have hostel facilities, separately for boys and girls.
"To ensure global standards of education, eligible and trained teaching staff will be appointed here and modern facilities will be provided to its students and staff," Bains added.
Saroop Singh, IPS (retd), and Gurdial Singh Gill, director, BGSUS School, were also present at the conference.
It is pertinent to mention that the Thakral family has already contributed a lot for the construction of Nishan-e-Sikhi tower and a big segment of the building of Baba Gurmukh Singh Uttam Singh Senior Secondary School (BGSUS), Khadoor Sahib.
Significantly, two colleges, six schools and four academies, are presently being run under Kar Sewa Khadoor Sahib to impart top-notch education to society. All these are being managed by the Nishan-e-Sikhi Trust, which is housed in the Nishan-e-Sikhi tower.
Baba Sewa Singh is also taking a keen interest in promoting hockey. There is an astro-turf training ground at Khadoor Sahib and the Kar Sewa Khadoor Sahib has a junior team, which has won several national-level hockey tournaments.