Chief Khalsa Diwan is a premier Sikh educational and socio-religious institution which is held in high esteem all over the world for its humanitarian and dedicated service.
The establishment of Chief Khalsa Diwan on 30 October 1902 bears testimony to the dreams of some committed stalwarts of the Guru Khalsa Panth. Opening session of the new organization designated as Chief Khalsa Diwan was held in the Malwai Bunga, Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar on 30 October 1902. The inaugural Ardaas was performed by S. Teja Singh of Bhasur. Bhai Arjan Singh Bagrian was elected as President, S. Sunder Singh Majithia Secretary and S. Sujan Singh Sodhi Addl. Secretary. In addition to these office bearers, 18 other members were inducted in the executive committee. On 9 July 1904 Chief Khalsa Diwan was registered under Act XXI, 1860.
The success of more than a century old Chief Khalsa Diwan lies in the tireless efforts of its dedicated team of the committed workers bent upon widening the horizons of the community and its energetic president, who is an epitome of truly dynamic, charismatic, pragmatic, and vibrant leadership, conspicuously noticed in job-oriented courses in Chief Khalsa Diwan and Technology Institutes and online teaching.
Chief Khalsa Diwan, a central organization of the Sikhs is based entirely on democratic principle. Its members are drawn from the Sikhs across the globe. The representative of the affiliated Singh Sabhas and other Sikh organizations, the fellows and delegates of the Sikh Educational Institutes, and life members of the Diwan are entitled to send their elected representatives.
The motto for my service to Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society for the years to come shall be to promote Sikhism and Education (Sikhi-te-Sikhya).
I feel that the educational system in the country has been facing hardships from the past several years due to lack of better facilities and opportunities for the youth to excel in their fields of interests. As a matter of fact, overall economic growth has remained disconnected from employment generation noting that young people continue to suffer from persistent unemployment and lack of quality job opportunities even after attaining best education. It is my personal belief that it is high time that such established organizations like Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society must invest heavily into skill-oriented education that help achieve the goals of maximum employment in the country.
Apart from the employment concern, we have a target to uplift our rural institutions that are offering education to the local prodigy at very nominal charges. The infrastructural facilities, content, and media of delivering information to them will surely be improving by leaps and bounds. We will invest into training of teachers from now on by integrating a system through which the highly experienced teachers will train the fresh ones at a centralized place, and it is my firm belief that this step will extremely benefit the students in turn. The rural schools will be affiliated to CBSE and ICSE boards to further uplift the standard of institutions in accordance with modern beliefs.View More
The members in charge of the local committees are nominated by the central organization from amongst the members of the executive body of the local committees concerned. As a rule, the executive committee must meet once a month and General Committee is held once in two months.
Besides educational institutions the Chief Khalsa Diwan also runs Central Khalsa Orphanage, Surma Singh Ashram, Sri Guru Amar das Old Age Home, Shaheed Udham Singh Library, Bhai Veer Singh Gurmat Vidyalaya, Homeopathic hospital, dental clinic, allopathic dispensary and physiotherapy centre at Amritsar, Bhai Veer Singh Biradh Ghar, Khalsa Parcharak Vidalaya, Central Khalsa Hospital at Tarn Taran, Guru Nanak General and Maternity Hospital, Kanpur, Homeopathic hospital at Kurali, Guru Nanak Medical Centre in New Delhi etc.