Recognising and appreciating great servers of humanity
The Awards carry a total amount of
Rs 12 Lacs along with citations.
Profile of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust
Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust was founded by Late Shri Sat Paul Mittal MP in association with Late Shri Joginder Pall Panday to propagate the ideologies of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1983. The Trust has been actively pursuing the path shown by Shri Mittal and is involved in providing help to the poor and weaker sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
It has an Air-Cooled Auditorium for the benefit of the citizens of Ludhiana where a large number of cultural events are held during the year to promote the rich culture of India.
The Kender has a well furnished Library equipped with books on Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and other eminent personalities.
The Trust organizes Inter-School Declamation Contest during the month of May and Inter-College Debate during November every year and gives away Nehru Memorial Trophy and Nehru Running Trophy respectively.
In addition, from time to time, the Trust holds various cultural programmes to spread the rich cultural of India.
A.Scholarships & Awards: The Trust gives away the following scholarships and awards to help the poor and deserving students for completing their education:
(i) Nehru Scholarship: This is presently being given to 900 students across 65 schools studying in primary/middle/high/secondary classes and an amount of Rs. 22,84,200 has been disbursed during the year 2017. The Trust has been awarding this Scholarship since 1990 and is available on continuous basis to the students up to the completion of class 10+2.
(ii) Mittal-Panday Scholarship (Girls): The Trust selects girl students from tencolleges each year and gives away Scholarships which cover part of annual fees of the students. The Scholarship amount is given to the student as long as she scores more than 60% marks in the subsequent classes. Currently 120 students are benefitted from this scholarship and an amount of Rs.7,20,000/- has been disbursed during the year-2017.
(iii) Skill Development Scholarship: In order to contribute significantly to promote skill development to meet the emerging needs of the country, the Trust has started offering scholarships to the students undergoing skill development courses in various institutes. To start with, the Trust has given 43 scholarships of Rs. 2500/- each to the girls students undergoing skill training in ITI for Girl, Ludhiana and an amount of Rs. 1,07,500/- has been disbursed during the year 2017.
(iv) Scholarships to Institutions: These scholarshipsare presently given to the following institutions:
a) Adarsh Public School, Haibowal Khurd, Ludhiana
b)Meritorious students of Sat Paul Mittal School,Phase II, Dugri, Ludhiana
B. (i) Sat Paul Mittal National Award: This Award was instituted by the Trust in the year 1992 in the fond memory of its founder President Late Shri Sat Paul Mittalwho worked all through his life selflessly with single minded devotion for the upliftment of the poor and the downtrodden. This Award is given at the National level to person(s)/institution(s) rendering selfless services to the humanity. This award carries an amount of Rs.5 Lakhs alongwith a Citation and is given away in November every year. The list of Awardees since its inception is as follows:
List of the Awardees of Sat Paul Mittal National Award
1. Shri Arunachalam Muruganantham 2. Thirumalai Charity Trust (TCT) & The Leprosy Mission Trust India (Jointly)
B. (ii) Sat Paul Mittal Award of Appreciation
With effect from 2012, the Trust has also started giving the certificates of appreciation to a person/institution who are pursuing selfless service in the field of human activities and has produced excellent results. This award carries an amount of Rs. 100,000/- each and a citation.
Sat Paul Mittal School: To provide quality education and to develop youth leadership, the Trust has also set up the SAT PAUL MITTAL SCHOOL. The school has been functioning since 2004 and is permanently affiliated to the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi upto +2 level. The school offers a holistic quality education and provides the students with a strong foundation to enable them to handle diverse situations in life successfully. The underlying spirit of the school is to prepare children to expand their horizons of possibility, limitless exploration and learning without limits. The school has by now earned the reputation of a number one institution in the town and is now the preferred choice of the parents.