| Hong Kong | 5 Dec 2015 | Asia Samachar |
A Hong Kong based educational trust has granted HK$140,000 in financial assistance to 14 local Sikh students to pursue higher studies in colleges and univertities in Hong Kong or abroad.
Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Educational Trust, which also runs Punjabi classes in the local gurdwara on Sundays, presented cheques to the latest batch of seven students on 22 Nov.
Each student received HK$10,000. The earlier batch of seven students received their cheques in September.
The cheques for the latest batch were presented by the Consul of Indian Commission Varender Sharma, Indian Chamber of Commerce president K Sital and Indian Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong chairman Arunachalam, according to a statement from the trust.
Some 500 members of the sangat were present at the ceremony at the Gurdwara Sahib Hong Kong, also known as Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple.
Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Educational Trust, Hong Kong was established in 1999, on the eve of celebration of 300th anniversary of Khalsa, to promote education among the Sikh students in Hong Kong.
In the last three years, 30 students have received similar assistance, the statement adds.
“We are very pleased to state that very encouraging results are being visible in our youth,” said trust secretary/manager Batra Gulbir Singh.
The trust also runs four Punjabi classes at the gurdwara on Sundays and has provided Punjabi teachers, books and stationery free of cost to the children, the statement adds.
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