Punjab Education Health & Empowerment Lehar


Sikhs in Punjab are being lured by other faith leaders, especially Christianity to their faith and the number of Sikhs in Punjab, their percentage of population in Punjab is drastically dwindling. It has become a matter of big concern for the Sikh Community in Punjab and world over. The most important lures are, help with free education, free medical help, and other financial help. In some cases, help with home repairs etc. Of course, other lures like false promises and miracles are in addition to the ones mention earlier.

In an effort to address this situation Global Sikh Council has initiated a Punjab Education, Health, & Empowerment Lehar (PEHEL) to provide such services. PEHEL is opening service centers in villages and helping the local population. Centers are initially established in the villages in boarder Districts and will expand to other districts as needed depending upon the public support for the Lehar.   

PEHEL also encourages the local Gurduara Managements to hire qualified Bhai Sahibs and Parcharaks to help educate the local population in Sikhi Values.    

PEHEL project addresses the situation from multiple angles.

Part of the effort is:

  1. Personally approach the population that is about to convert and provide education, guidance and possibly some financial assistance.
  2. Provide free tuition to the students and guide them to achieve their fullest potential.
  3. Provide Moral education and help inculcate moral (Sikhi) values.
  4. Provide self-defense training specially to girls.
  5. Help with marriages expenses for the daughters of poor families who are unable to afford it themselves. 
  6. Provide skill-based training to make the unskilled population as earning members of the society. 
  7. Provide guidance in applying for the available Government aids. 
  8. Educate youth and the adults in humanitarian (Sikhi) values.
  9. Address other needs to help them be financially become self-sufficient. 

The committee leading the effort in Punjab is:

Gurinder Singh (Amritsar), Col. Jagtar Singh Multani (Chandigarh), S. Manmohan Singh Veerum (Mohali), S. Jaspal Singh (Kad Gill, Dist. Taran Taran), Bibi Manpreet Kaur (Ibban, Kaputhala) and S. Hardip Singh (Baki Pur, Tarn Taran).

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