Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic organization established in 2010
The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to enhancement of agricultural research and capacity building at the Punjab Agricultural University
To contribute to the advancement of agriculture in the Punjab State by improving scientific human power.
←Dr. Darshan Singh Brar Award in Agriculture-2022 was presented to Dr. Sanghamitra Samataray, Principal Scientist and Rice Biotechnologist of the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack.
→The first “Dr. Darshan Singh Brar Young Scientist Award-2022” was awarded to Dr. Manpreet Singh Mavi, Senior Soil Chemist, Department of Soil Science, PAU. Detailed information can be obtained from the PAU, ICAR, Linkedin, and Facebook
The Khush Foundation held its annual function to honor students and scholars on March 16, 2023. Meritorious scholarships were awarded to 45 undergraduate students of the Punjab Agricultural University and 12 students of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. In addition, thirteen travel grants were given to graduate students and younger faculty members of PAU to help them participate in national and international conferences. More images of some of the recipients are displayed on Awards 2023 page.
The Communication Department of PAU produced this video to celebrate the occasion’s significance. The Khush family is immensely appreciative of these efforts and thoughtfulness.
In his presidential remarks, Dr. Khush applauded the awardees for their hard work and outstanding academic performance, encouraging them to strive for even more significant achievements and excellence in higher studies. He challenged them, “You are the future leaders of our country and have a crucial role to play in the nation’s development and prosperity.”
Dr. Khush appreciated the role of the Foundation Board, particularly of Dr. Kuldeep Singh and Dr. Gurjeet Mangat. Dr. Jagdeep Singh Sandhu also served as an excellent emcee as in the previous years. He also thanked the Deans and Directors of PAU and GADVASU for selecting the scholarship awardees. In addition, Dr. Khush sincerely thanked Dr. S.S. Gosal, the Vice-Chancellor of PAU, and Dr. Inderjeet Singh, the Vice-Chancellor of GADVASU, for their support and Guidance.