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Help CIES continue to support care to impoverished individuals in Punjab
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Help to equalize health care in rural Punjab, India!

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Help front-line doctors and nurses continue to provide care to the most vulnerable in rural communities.

How will CIES  use the funds raised to help the hospital in Punjab?

Canada India Education Society (CIES) is calling upon its friends and supporters to donate towards the care and relief efforts in rural Punjab, India through the charitable Guru Nanak Mission Hospital in Dhahan-Kaleran.  CIES has a long standing relationship in supporting the Guru Nanak Mission Hospital. 


The hospital has seen a surge in patients who are unable to pay for medical services. Guru Nanak Mission Hospital runs on donations and payment for medical services by those who can afford to pay for them. The funds raised from this campaign will ensure adequate protective equipment for front line workers as they provide care to patients.  Respirators and ventilators will be purchased to support demand. 


Nurse providing care

Ambulance driver



Doctor caring for a patient


About CIES and Guru Nanak Mission Medical & Educational Trust (GN Trust) Collaboration


Since 1991 CIES has had a long term relationship with GN Trust (a registered Indian charity). CIES  raises funds to support health care, education, and safe water supply and sanitary works for villages. 


A few highlights from previous campaigns have included:

  • Expanding Guru Nanak Mission Hospital bed capacity from 40 to 200 beds
  • Delivering a $ 400,000 CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) match funded 60 village Primary Health Outreach Program between 2001-2005
  • On-going support for teachers and students at Guru Nanak Mission Public School with 1,800 students
  • Launching a three year General Nursing & Midwifery Program in 1993. Nearly 1,200 young women from rural areas have been trained to date.
  • Establishing the Guru Nanak College of Nursing in 1998 to deliver a Nursing Baccalaureate Program. This was the third degree-granting nursing institution in Punjab, India. This program has graduated nearly 1,000 nurses with BSN and MSN degrees. Nearly 250 of the graduates now live and work in Canada.
  • Initiating and maintaining a dynamic eight year long partnership between the University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver and Guru Nanak College of Nursing, Dhahan-Kaleran, Punjab.
  • Facilitating the creation of a unique Summer Health Care Study Program at Carleton University, Ottawa for Guru Nanak College students.
  • Setting up an annual two week long Sister School Program between L.A. Matheson Secondary (Surrey School District) and Guru Nanak Mission Secondary School for grade 10 and 11 students.


University of British Columbia School of Nursing student Michael caring for a patient with GN Nursing students April 2004


About CIES and its work Abroad

CIES supports affordable, accessible and quality health care and education in Punjab, India. It also provides capacity building resources through Canada India collaborations.


We promote civil society partnerships between Canada and India with a particular focus on relationships between groups in British Columbia and Punjab.


Founded in Vancouver in 1991 by Mr. Budh Singh Dhahan, Mr. Sarup Mann, Mr. Ajit Thandi and Mr. Barj Dhahan along with family and friends, CIES has been successful in building relationships through long-term projects. We have maintained a dedicated network of supporters and volunteers who have assisted our fundraising efforts and delivery of programs.


Our achievements include health, education, and village development programs in Punjab by working closely with local partners. We have created thousands of jobs especially for women from rural areas. Our partnership with the University of British Columbia School of Nursing and Guru Nanak College of Nursing have given young women and men the opportunity to obtain a high quality nursing education. We are helping to meet the growing demand for qualified health care workers in India and Canada.


We are helping to improve human health and economic health!


GN Trust's general secretary, Kulwinder Singh Dhahan with members of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band in April 2019. The Guru Nanak Mission Hospital hosted the VPPB cultural performance celebrating the rich relationships between Canada and India.The gateway to the Guru Nanak Mission Hospital

Providing care at the Guru Nanak Mission Hospital


What will your donation help us do in equalizing health care in rural Punjab and prepare for the predicted second-wave of the Covid?


     $25   Front line equipment for one person

     $50   Front line equipment for two people

   $100   Support the care of patients through one hospital staff

   $500   Support the care of patients through five hospital staff

$1,000   Support the purchase of a ventilator


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