On June 8th, 1932, Dr. Thind was ordained as Minister of the Builders of Aquarius Church and also holds a Certificate of Ordination as a Sikhs Gyanee and Parcharak (Teacher and Preacher of the Sikh Faith) of the Sikh Temple in Stockton, California. Dr. Thind’s education saw him as a graduate from Khalsa College in Armritsar, India. Not long after arriving to the United States, he attended the University of California at Berkeley. He was also a student at Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Thind eventually earned his Ph.D., which appointed him as a “Doctor of Divinity” and “Metaphysics”, which suited him well for his famous lecture series where he touched the lives of millions.
Realizing the importance of education, Dr. Thind paid for the college education for 86 students, both in the United States and India, for undergraduate, master and doctorate degrees in prestigious academic institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, California and USC.
Many of these students returned to India and became lawyers, doctors, and served in Parliament and other members of government.
Today his Alma Mater, Khalsa College, honors Dr. Thind by offering a scholarship under his name to help underprivileged students to earn college education. Click here for more on the Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind Scholarship Fund.