Akal Uni­ver­sity Guru Ki Kashi Fundraiser 2015

An­other year; an­other suc­cess!

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Sur­rey: The 6th an­nual Kal­gid­har So­ci­ety fundraiser took place on Satur­day May 23th at Sur­rey’s Grand Taj Ban­quet Hall. This yearly event has quickly be­come a must at­tend event for hun­dred of Bri­tish Columbians with many of them mark­ing their cal­en­dars well in ad­vance in an­tic­i­pa­tion. 2015 mas­ter of cer­e­mony Rina Kaur Chawla led an en­ergy filled night with many en­thu­si­as­tic mo­ments. The night was kicked of with an emo­tion­ally charged ren­di­tion of Deh Shiva Bar Mohe Ehe, per­formed by the stu­dents of Akal Academy Sur­rey. Ki­ran Kaur Saluja fol­lowed up with the of­fi­cial wel­come speech to of­fi­cially kick off the 2015 event! Though the hon­or­able Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, pres­i­dent of The Kal­gid­har So­ci­ety Baru Sahib, could not at­tend the event in per­son, he did pre­pare a spe­cial mes­sage for the evening which was shared with all in at­ten­dance. Baba Ji took this op­por­tu­nity to thank the count­less vol­un­teers who make the Kal­gid­har So­ci­ety suc­cess­ful and elab­o­rated on the pos­i­tive ef­fects that the ser­vice has on peo­ple. Although Baba Iqbal Singh Ji’s ab­sence was no­tice­able, guest of hon­our Dr. Khem Singh Gill, for­mer Vice Chan­cel­lor & Chair­man of the Akal Acadamies gave a heart­warm­ing speech that seemed to touch the hearts of many of those in at­ten­dance. Dr. Gill re­lated the ser­vice that Akal Academy to the fun­da­men­tal foun­da­tions of Sikhism. Slide show pre­sen­ta­tion show­ing the tran­si­tion of poverty striken chil­dren into smart af­flu­ent Sikhs re­ally seemed to in­vig­o­rate the vol­un­teers and gala at­ten­dees, pro­vid­ing re­as­sur­ance that the so­ci­ety was do­ing great work! The fo­cal point of the 2015 Gala was the new Uni­ver­sity be­ing con­structed by the Kal­gid­har So­ci­ety at his­tor­i­cal place Sri Dam­dama Sahib Talwandi Sabo Pun­jab. Bhai Amandeep Singh from Baru Sahib pro­vided a much an­tic­i­pated up­date on the con­struc­tion & in­formed the con­gre­ga­tion that the Akal Uni­ver­sity Guru Kashi first phase (650,000 Sq. ft Build­ing Area) has been com­pleted, which was met with a loud ova­tion from the crowd!! Dr. Par­gat Singh Bhurji shared the pro­gram Akal Academy Sur­rey has been pro­vid­ing to lo­cal Sikh Youth from last 7 years. Other guest speak­ers in­cluded Bhupin­der Singh Se­nior Re­gional Manger Td Bank, Bhai Kul­winder Singh, and Dr. Sar­b­jit Singh Virk Seat­tle. The Akal Academy Sur­rey in con­junc­tion with the Kal­gid­har So­ci­ety would like to thank Spon­sors, Donors, Vol­un­teers & Me­dia for their kind con­tri­bu­tion to the 2015 gala. With­out their gen­eros­ity, an event of this mag­ni­tude could not have been such a re­sound­ing suc­cess!!!

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