Mata Gujri Sukh Niwas
Mata Gujri Sukh Niwas (MGSN)
(For old aged persons and needy children)
1. Mata Gujri Sukh Niwas (MGSN) situated at village Khanpur, Kharar (Punjab) is a project, set up by `Nishkam’ with contributions from Sadh Sangat of India, Kuwait, Europe, U.S.A. & Canada. The MGSN project is located at Gill Farm, Village Khanpur at Chandigarh Ludhiana Highway (NH95) at distance of three kilometers from Kharar and consists of 36 residential rooms with attached bathrooms, dining hall & administrative-cum-medical block which can accommodate about 100 persons. The complete infrastructure is available which includes a primary health centre, catering to the health needs of people in the nearby villages as well.
2.The land for the MGSN project was donated in 1993 by Sardar Jugraj Singh Gill (Ex- MLA, & Ex-Chairman of Punjab Mandi Board) & Late Sardarni Gurdev Kaur Gill (Ex-MLA) in loving memory of their sons Pilot officer Kanwarjit Singh Gill & S. Gurjit Singh Gill.
3. The need for such a project in Punjab was felt in the wake of troublesome happenings in the State of Punjab during 1980-1990 leading to unprecedented loss of precious young lives which resulted in a lot of insecurity among elderly who suffered loss of their young sons and children who suffered loss of their fathers/parents. Presence of old aged persons and children together in the MGSN ensures a homely atmosphere for both and they cater to each other’s emotional needs.
4. In the MGSN, old aged persons above 60 years of age and children aged between 5 to 12 years are admitted. Preferably, children of widows/single parents/orphans/handicapped parents are admitted and in very rare cases children of very poor parents, who are not able to afford education of their children are admitted.
5.Though the children are provided all facilities free of charge, the old aged persons have to pay according to their capacity, subject to a maximum of Rs. __ per month. In the Sukh Niwas at present there are _ residents ( _ children & _ old persons) and more old aged persons/children can seek admission in the Niwas as per their need.
6. The affairs of the MGSN are managed by a Local Project Committee consisting … members. The MGSN has full time staff to take care of the needs of old aged persons as also of the children.