Dr. Naurang Singh Mangat, the founder of the charity “Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram” near village Sarabha in Ludhiana, Punjab,will be visiting Brampton and Mississauga from December 8 to 12. During this he will stay at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Malton. This charity has been looking after the homeless, physically handicapped, mentally disordered, blind, orphans and the poor sick people in Punjab for many years.
Dr. Mangat is a former professor and scientist of PAU Ludhiana, Univ. of Windsor, and Morrison Scientific Inc. Calgary. He is also former Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society of London (UK). Besides publishing about 60 research papers in statistics and related fields in world famous journals, he is a co-author of internationally used textbook “Elements of Survey Sampling.”
For many years, Dr. Mangat pedaled his bicycle on the roads of slum areas in and around Ludhiana city to help the homeless sick people lying on the roadsides crying for help. He used to pick up the poor sick people from the roadsides and take them to hospital for treatment. He paid their treatment expenses, and stayed near their bedside to look after them. After these individuals were discharged from hospital, Dr. Mangat was left to leave them on the roadside again. Thus for their proper follow-up, he opened a free shelter and nursing home called “Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram” for the destitute and disabled.
Now about forty homeless, disabled and mentally disorderedand elderly sick people belonging to Punjab and other states are living in the ashram permanently. All of them are provided food, clothes, medical help and nursing care FREE OF COST. The second storey of the building is near completion. On completion of two more floors, the institute will be catering to hundreds of such needy people in the future.Dr. Mangat can be reached on his cell phone 403-401-8787, or email [email protected] For more information, visit www.apahajashram.org. -CINEWS