The Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust (GN Trust) was established in 1980 by Mr. Budh Singh Dhahan and founding members to bring education and health services to rural communities in Nawanshahar district, Punjab. His original vision was to provide educational opportunities for girls and young women from rural villages, to provide health care services to rural populations of Punjab, and to create employment opportunities as a way to improve living conditions.
“I want to uplift the poor and less educated, especially young girls and women.”
These words capture the life mission of Mr. Budh Singh Dhahan. He is the inspirational founder and founding president of GN Trust.
Endeavours of GN Trust
- 40-bed hospital opened in Dhahan-Kaleran in April 1984
- Now 200-bed hospital with multiple departments, including an Advanced Trauma Care Centre, and large outpatient service
- Nursing education program offers a three year General Nurse-Midwifery (GNM) diploma and a four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc.N) degree
- Approximately 1,250 GNM and 900 BSc.N graduates to date
- Pioneer in offering residential substance abuse rehabilitation facility in rural Punjab
- Operating a public school covering all grades with nearly 1,900 students from 130 surrounding villages and towns
- Employs nearly 450 staff in the hospital, nursing college, school and related support services
- Economic activity generated by GN Trust has benefited local retailers and service providers, as well as the construction sector in the district
- Educating and training health care professionals for India, Canada and elsewhere
CIES has been a long-term partner and supporter of GN Trust through significant fundraising in Canada, public engagement activities and provision of bursaries to students. Over the years, CIES has also gained support from Canadian service clubs and the business community to provide targeted funds for hospital equipment and expansion projects, and Canadian and Indian nursing student and faculty exchanges
Guru Nanak Mission Hospital
The Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust was established following the footsteps of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s charitable mission by providing rural communities with affordable healthcare services. The hospital provides a variety of services, including general surgery, eye care, drug rehabilitation services, and physiotherapy.
Learn more about Guru Nanak Mission Hospital here: https://gurunanakmissionhospital.in/.
Guru Nanak College of Nursing
The Guru Nanak Mission College of Nursing was founded in 1998 under Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust. The College offers a 4 year B.Sc. Nursing degree. The College is affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot and is recognized by the Punjab Government, Punjab Nurses Registration Council, Chandigarh and the Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi.
Learn more about the Guru Nanak Nursing College here: http://www.gncon.in/profile.html.
Guru Nanak Mission Public Senior Secondary School
Guru Nanak Mission Public Senior Secondary School offers classes to elementary and high school students. It is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education in New Delhi, is English medium co-educational, and hosts approximately 1900 students and 75 staff members.. Aiming to develop responsible global citizens and leaders, the school is rooted in its heritage and values and attempts to redefine schools by reinventing classrooms of the future. The students come from diverse socioeconomic and religious backgrounds, representing more than 125 villages and small-town communities.
Learn more about the Guru Nanak Mission Public Senior Secondary School here: http://gnmpsdhahan.com/.