US NRI donates $1.5 million for Sikh studies

INITIAuofciCardiologist Harvinder Sahota has donated $1.5 million to the University of California-Irvine, to create a Chair for Sikh studies within the school that will now teach Sikh studies as a regular course.

The department is to be named after Sahota’s mother Bibi Dhan Kaur Sahota.

Harvinder was quoted as saying his mother taught him never to degrade anyone and to respect all, and he wanted to honour her for the man she helped him become.

Classes in the department are expected to begin in September 2016.