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About Organization
Seva (selfless service) and Sarbat da Bhala (blessings for everyone) are the basic principles of this Institute known as “Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram”. It is a non-profitable and non-political registered charity located near village Sarabha of Ludhiana district in Punjab. Its main objectives are to provide shelter, health care and to look after the poorest of the poor that includeshomeless, destitute, disabled, mentally challenged, blind, deaf and dumb, orphans, and poor sick people irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
While working as a Professor-cum-Scientist, the founder of the charity Dr. Naurang Singh Mangat sponsored education of hundreds of needy students studying in government schools.After retirement, for many years hepedaledhis bicycle on the roads of slum areas in and around Ludhiana cityto help the homeless sick people lying on the roadsides crying for help.He used to pick up the sick people from the footpaths and roadsides and take them to hospital for treatment and pay their expenses. Sometimes he even had to stay in the hospital to look after them. Once they were given treatment and discharged from the hospital these individuals had nowhere else to go, and Dr. Mangat was left to leave them on the roadside again. So for the proper follow up treatment and care he decided to openaFREE Shelter and nursing homefor such people. His determination, sincerity, continuous hard work and unflinching belief to help the poorest of the poor ultimately led to building the institute “Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram”.

At present (in June 2017) about 50-55 such homeless sick people are living in the Ashram. They are provided board and lodging, food, clothes, medical treatment, nursing care and other necessities of life – ALL FREE OF COST. With the more and more homeless needy patients coming to the Ashram the number of inmates is increasing every month. The second storey of the building is near completion. On completion of two more floors, the institute will be catering to hundreds of such homeless needy people in the future.