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Realizing the importance of education, Dr. Thind paid 86 students' college
education. The students received their education in both the United States and India. Some chose to attain their Bachelor's Degree. Others went on to
receive Masters and Doctoral degrees in prestigious academic institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, California and USC.
Many of these students returned to India and became lawyers, doctors, and
members of Parliament.
Today his Alma Mater, Khalsa College, honors Dr. Thind by offering a
scholarship in his name to enable underprivileged students to obtain a
Over 114 years ago, the leaders of the Singh Sabha Movement established
Khalsa College, the premier institute of higher learning in India. They were
inspired by the lofty ideals of the Gurus. Right from the beginning, highly
intelligent, inspired and hard working personalities have remained
associated with it.
Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind obtained his degree in Divinity from 1908 to 1912.
While he was a student at Khalsa College in Amritsar, Punjab, Dr. Thind had
already studied American history and its literature (Emerson, Thoreau, and
Whitman) and developed a keen interest in America and Americans and became
inspired to travel to the United States to fulfill his destiny as a
spiritual Teacher. In 1912, he left India and after a stay in Manila, landed
in Seattle on July 4, 1913.
In Dr. Thind's honor, Vivian Thind, his beloved wife and many of Dr. Thind's
disciples, established the Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind Scholarship after his
Liberation on September 15, 1967. This scholarship is awarded annually to
poor and deserving students on the basis of their achievements in various
fields of academics. It was Dr. Thind's wish that this fund be maintained
for such a worthy cause. Each year, the Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind Spiritual
Science Foundation, which was founded in his Divine Name, funds this
For more info on the Khalsa College Scholarship Fund or to donate to the Dr.
Bhagat Singh Thind Scholarship Fund please contact:
G.T. Road, Amritsar- Punjab
India - 143001
Telephone : 91-183-2258097