About Us

About Us

Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council is a non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organization working for the upliftment and inclusive development of underprivileged and vulnerable humanity. Founded in 1984 by likeminded people, Nishkam is currently working across India while reaching out to downtrodden and impacting lives irrespective of Caste, Creed and Religion through various welfare schemes. Nishkam’s only aim is to empower the human dignity, so that they become the catalyst for social change. 

Since inception, Nishkam is following the tradition of “Sarbat da Bhala” (welfare of all) which is one of the core values of Sikhism. The spiritual message of Guru Nanak, “Kirat Karo (To earn); Naam Japo (To meditate) – Vand Chakko” (To share) has transformed many lives in plights. We are just practicing that selfless spirit in our actions. 
Way back in the 1980s, in the true spirits of “Sarbat da Bhala”, few passionate volunteers were driven by the extraordinary dream to see a day when no downtrodden would be deprived of basic rights. Nishkam started its activities immediately after happenings in India in the November, 1984 and took in hand the work relating to relief and rehabilitation of the affected persons.

The emphasis of Nishkam in the relief and rehabilitation effort was not on distribution of ration or giving cash doles, but on making the people self-supporting by providing vocational, medical, housing and educational assistance. Nishkam assisted hundreds of family in this tough period. Nishkam also played a very positive and effective role in getting jobs and persuading Delhi Govt., not to recover the cost of houses allotted to widows of November, 1984 happenings.

Though initially due to availability of limited resources and difficult circumstances, the assistance was mainly provided to the affected families of November, 1984 happenings, especially the orphans and widows, but with the passage of time and slow and steady build up of resources, the assistance is being provided without any distinctions as per teachings of “Sri Guru Granth Sahib”. The only visible change in the policy over a period of time is that the services, which were earlier directed towards the urban population, are now being oriented towards the rural folks, where the need is more.
List of Projects taken care by Nishkam are as follows :

1. Scholarships
2. Sikaligar Education & Welfare
3. Talent Search & Support Program
4. Tuition and training centres
5. Library & Reading Room 
6. Medical Centers & Assistances
7. Orphanage and Oldage home
8. Pensions
9. Housing Assistance
10. Natural calamity relief 
Nishkam has following registrations in India:
a. Under Societies Registration Act, 1860 (S-15907 of 1985);
b. Under Section 12A (a) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
c. Donations in India eligible for exemption under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961;
d. Under Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) for receiving donations in foreign currency from abroad;
e. For receiving donations in kind under the Indo-US/UK/Swiss/ German Agreements;
f. Project of Mata Gujri Sukh Niwas (Old age Home & Orphanage) was registered under Section 35 AC of the Income Tax Act, 1961.