The Sikh Foundation recognizes the critical importance of preserving our architectural heritage. Urban modern development and population impact compounded by neglect have negatively affected our fragile monuments causing them to deteriorate fast. Today there is increased awareness to stem this deterioration and restore and preserve the little that we have left standing.
The tragic partition of Punjab, in 1947, caused the Sikh community to leave behind in Pakistan, an important part of its heritage – it’s monuments and buildings. Sadly, these gurudwaras, forts, havelis, samadhs etc. built by our ancestors, are not even accessible to us. These remnants of our heritage tell compelling human stories of joy, sorrow, and compassion. Our work, we hope, we help change that and allow us to share these stories with the world.