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Bapuji: S. Jaswant Singh Rai


Grandmother: Basant Kaur Rai


Mother: Tej Kaur Rai

"Ordinary People: Extraordinary lives"

Prof. Karamjit Singh Rai retired from the university of Notre Dame, U.S.A. in May 1999 and founded S. Jaswant Singh Rai Memorial Public Charitable Trust, in the memory of his father, in Jalandhar in April, the same year. The Trust is a tribute to memorialize the inspiring lives of three extraordinary people: S. Jaswant Singh Rai, Mother Tej Kaur Rai and Grandmother, Mata Basant Kaur Rai.

Major Projects Sponsored by trust: 

Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar

The Jaswant Singh Rai Memorial Trust has undertaken to join the college to upgrade its academic and infrastructure    and to    provide substantial funding for the construction    of three    new buildings, institutions of four new Scholarships named after our parents, and a Visiting    Lectureship in Science, Society and Values, and to enhance the Post Graduate Library holdings particularly in Basic Sciences.

Doaba Khalsa Sr. Sec. School

Doaba Khalsa High School is one of the oldest and finest schools in Doaba with a truly distinguished history. Bapuji Jaswant Singh Rai studied at this School and was subsequently elected a Member of the School Managing Committee in 1939 representing the so-called Old Boys Association. In time, all of his six sons and several cousins studied at this school

Govt. High School Moranwali

This High School caters to students from villages Moranwali, Pathlawa and surrounding  areas . This is one of the oldest schools in the area. Recently following additions have been under taken under the sponsorship of the Trust

Mata Sahib Kaur Academy

Mata Sahib Kaur Academy, V. Dabri, Anandpur Sahib, Dist. Ropar, affiliated to P.S.E.B., Mohali currently imparts education upto 10th standard in a rural setting. Its results with generally 100% pass percentage ensue from extra-ordinary commitment and personal motivation of the Principal, Mrs. Surjit Kaur and her teaching staff.

Guru Nanak Dev University

On invitation from S. Bishan Singh Samundri, the first Vice Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Dr. Karamjit Singh Rai, Professor of Biology at the University of Notre Dame, U.S.A, founded and established the department of Biological Sciences at Guru Nanak Dev University during 1973-74 academic year. Historically, the Department made note-worthy strides during the last thirty years and overtime blossomed into the School of Life Sciences, comprising six major departments with International standing

J.S. Rai Memorial Hospital

A Govt Subsidiary Health Centre (SHC), comprising five rooms has been functioning in Village Moranwali, District Hoshiarpur since 1960 staffed by two MBBS doctors, a pharmacist and a class IV employee. Moranwali, the ancestral village of Dr. K. S. Rai, and Nanke of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, is one of the largest villages in the area.  


1. To establish, promote, strengthen, maintain educational institutions, charitable health care centers/dispensaries, and other establishments for relief and help to the poor, infirm and otherwise needy people.

2.To award Memorial Scholarships, stipends, and prizes, to needy yet meritorious students with a view to helping them in prosecuting their studies in schools, colleges and technical institutions.

3.To establish Visiting Lecturerships in colleges/universities.

4. To establish a Gurmat Research and Resource Centre including a Library focussing on sikh history, religion, philosophy, practices and publication of pamphlets and/or books for the propagation and advancement of the same.

5.To hold Seminars, Lectures and Group discussions on various aspects of sikh history, philosophy and ethos.

6.To develop kits and literature, in punjabi, to provide awareness for managing common afflictions such as diabities, hypertension, AIDS etc. and avoiding communicable vector (mosquito) and water-borne diseases.

7.To foster and encourage education and training in handicrafts, fine arts and vocationally related skills particularly among women and children.

8.To provide help and cash to poor, destitute widows, orphans, and to persons affected by natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, famine, earth-quakes, and epidemics etc.    


The broad mission of the trust is to promote educational and health care infrastructure in its activities so as to continue the life-long commitment of our parents and our grandmother to provide the opportunity and the needed facilities for those desirous of receiving basic high school and college education and to use their admittedly meagre resources to provide free medical care to those who needed the same, with love and grace.

               Another important mission of the Trust is to promote and to perpetuate, among our future generations ,as well as among sikh youth in general,the religious, spiritual and social values of sikhism based on the Gurmat code of conduct which our ancestors have passed on as our heritage to us.