The Sikh Foundation was founded in 1967 to promote the heritage and future of Sikhism. It is a non-profit and non-political charitable organization.
- Pass on the Sikh heritage to the growing Sikh Diaspora in the West, particularly the youth
- Introduce the world to the ethics, mysticism, arts, literature and heroism of the Sikhs
- Contribute Sikh perspectives to issues of common human concern
- Advance Sikh culture by advancing the tradition of critical and creative thinking that gave birth to the faith
- Generate the highest quality resources for the study of Sikhism
- Our projects, sponsorships and collaborations include:
- Academic courses, conferences and chairs of Sikh studies at leading universities in the West
- Sikh art exhibitions and establishing permanent Sikh art galleries at major museums worldwide.
- Renovation and Conservation of Historical Sikh monuments.
- Provide the community with highest quality of educational products on Sikhism such as books, journals, calendars, posters, displays, greeting cards, videos, CD’s, tapes, DVD’s and other Sikh pride building products.
- Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany, Founder & Chairman (Father of Fiber Optics)
- Prof. Mark Juergensmeyer, Trustee
(Chair, Global Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara)
- Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, Trustee
- Mr. Tejinder Singh Bindra, Trustee
- Mr. Pritinder Singh Arora, Trustee
- Mr. Gurdip Singh Malik, Trustee
- Mr. Jasbir Singh Sethi, Trustee
- Mr. Sardool Samra, Trustee
- Mr. Rajinder Singh Sabharwal, Trustee
- Dr. Guneeta Singh Bhalla, Trustee
- Mr. Dilmohan Singh Chadha, Trustee
- Prof. Gopal Singh, Marketing & Office Manager
- Sonia Dhami, Consultant
- Sukhvinder Singh, Consultant
From our Trustees:
Mark Juergensmeyer is director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, and has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books, including the recently-released Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State (University of California Press 2008). His Stafford Little Lectures at Princeton University, God and War, will be published by Princeton University Press. He is the 2003 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for contributions to the study of religion, and is the 2004 recipient of the Silver Award of the Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence in Spain. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Lehigh University in 2004 and from Roskilde University in Copenhagen in 2009, a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006, and the Unitas Distinguished Alumnus Award from Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 2007. He was elected president of the American Academy of Religion, and chairs the working group on Religion and International Affairs for the national Social Science Research Council. Since the events of September 11 he has been a frequent commentator in the news media, including CNN, NBC, CBS, BBC, NPR, Fox News, ABC’s Politically
Mr. Jasbir Singh Sethi
“Khalsa, the Saint-Soldier, came to existence in Almighty’s exuberance.” Guru Gobind Singh.
UNESCO considers Guru Granth Sahib a common heritage for the whole humanity.
“Sikhism is THE religion for the mankind???” Prof. Bradshaw
“We the Sikh Diaspora, individually and collectively, owe it to our GURU JI, our posterity and to the whole humanity to preserve, present, portray and promulgate the pristine beauty and universality of Sikhism, so that the entire mankind can live in peace and with dignity. The 35-year-old, Sikh Foundation is a unique Sikh Institution in North America. It has been preserving the Sikh heritage (Architectural project with UNESCO and many more all over the world), presenting and portraying the rich Sikh heritage to the world (Finest Sikh Art exhibitions, Permanent Sikh Art Galleries, Sikh Art Calendars, Par Excellent books and superb magazines) and empowering the Sikh Youth through Academics (Sikh Study Chairs, Seminars, Retreats, Punjabi Language Programs, School and Scholarships) to take a legitimate leadership position in the comity of world religions and nations. We invite you to be part of this global movement by extending your wholehearted support to numerous Sikh Foundation Projects. The Sikh Foundation is holding 3 Aces (Art, Architecture and Academics). YOU be the FOURTH ACE and make it a winning hand.”
Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja