The most selfless deed one can do in this world is to educate someone. And this is what Sham Kumar Chadha from Pathankot, Punjab, is doing.
Udaan Education Society in India organized an event to mark financial aid provided by Sham Kumar Chadha, society’s President, to 200 needy students who could not complete their education due to insufficient money. His son, Sourabh Chadha, who resides in Canada, donated ten lakhs for the first semester to 200 economically disadvantaged and meritorious students from 16 different colleges of District Pathankot affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University. The project of educating 200 students will be completed by 2025, and the donation would be worth sixty lakhs INR for six semesters.
The process of selecting the students was quite impressive, said Sourabh in an exclusive interview with Y Media. He explained that the students who qualified were those who received more than 90 per cent in their post-secondary exams but were financially unstable and could not pursue further education.
Sham Kumar has been doing philanthropic work throughout his life. During the event, he said that many children lost their parents or the parents lost their livelihood during the pandemic. This led to an unfortunate situation where they could not afford their college fees. Hence, the Udaan Education Society decided to step in and help them.
Sourabh also delivered his speech during the event in which he highlighted the importance of diligence, trust and patience in life. He also appreciated the efforts taken by society and urged people to come forward to contribute to this initiative.
Sourabh has told Y Media that his goal is to help 10,000 students.
The event was graciously attended by Urmila Devi, wife of Lal Chand Kataruchak, Punjab’s Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Forest Minister. The guest of honour included Dr. K S Kahlon, Registrar of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, IPS Shubham Aggarwal, ASP Pathankot City, Raman Behal, former Chairman of S S Board of Punjab Govt & AAP candidate from dist Gurdaspur, Vibhuti Sharma, former Chairman of Improvement Trust Pathankot & AAP candidate from Pathankot and Amit Mantoo, AAP candidate from Sujanpur.
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About Sourabh Chadha
Sourabh Chadha is an insurance & investments broker who is an expert at building wealth through insurance & investments for families & business owners. He is a sponsor of Y Media. If anyone is willing to contribute to this initiative, you can contact Sourabh Chadha at 416-300-5055.