US Sikh gala raises $2.5L for poor pupils

Updated: Dec 11, 2016, 14:08 IST | Agencies

A Sikh gala in the US has raised $2,50,000 to fund scholarship for financially strapped students in Punjab and other states

Washington: A Sikh gala in the US has raised $2,50,000 to fund scholarship for financially strapped students in Punjab and other states.

The funds raised at the gala organised by Sikh Human Development Fund would help in providing scholarship to bright students who could not pursue studies due to lack of money, the organisation said.

According to Manpreet Singh, a board member of Sikh Human Development Foundation, 539 scholarships were awarded in 2016. 65 per cent of them are from rural Punjab and more than 74 per cent are women.

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