UNDP Award to Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, Chancellor of Eternal University
United Nations Development Programme bestowed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)action Award in the individual category to Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, Chancellor of Eternal University and President of The Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib in the individual category for promoting integration, convergence, joint action and holistic solutions approach and in appreciation of the low-cost values based education being provided to around 70,000 rural children in North India through 129 schools two Universities and a women empowerment drive to skill 2500 rural girls with Teachers Training
Announcing the coveted award, Vivek Atray, ex-IAS, author and motivational speaker said, “The Kalgidhar Trust has carried out rural education programme in a large number of villages and districts and hundreds of schools have been set up. Also, they have really worked closely with the district level officers and the government, to bring about a palpable change in the education level of the rural students of the state.”
SDG action Award is an innovative instrument which would encourage, promote and back the efforts of all change makers who are working towards making the world a better place.