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Conference Gurbaksh Singh Auditorium, Preet Nagar, Punjab - 16th April 2004

Inauguration of the SAF-IGNOU study Centre

The event in India was held at the Preet Nagar Cultural Centre, near Amritsar. Some two years ago, I had agreed to the request of Uma, a daughter of Gurbaksh Singh, to fund the construction of the Centre in her father’s memory along with another eminent writer, Nanak Singh.

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Conference Afghanistan - 22nd March 2004

MoU between 'SAF', 'UNESCO' and the Madanjeet Singh Institute for Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh, The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and The Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan concerning the Madanjeet Singh Institute for Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage.

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Event Paris, France - 22nd March 2004

The UNESCO-SAF Madanjeet Singh Institute of Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage, Kabul.

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Conference New Delhi, India - 15th December 2003

The 3rd annual SAF Governing Council Meeting, New Delhi, India

Resolutions adopted by Chairpersons of South Asia Foundation Chapters on 15th December 2003, during the 3rd SAF General Conference in New Delhi - attended by Dr. Sayed Makhdoum Raheen (Afghanistan), Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral (India), Mr. Ibrahim Hussain Zaki (Maldives), Dr. Rita Thapa (Nepal), Mrs. Salima Hashmi (Pakistan), and Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar (Sri Lanka). Mr. Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup (Bhutan) was unable to attend the meeting because of a national emergency in his country and Dr. Kamal Hossain (Bangladesh) could not reach New Delhi on time.

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Conference Kashmir, India - 14th December 2003

A training project at the Institute of Home Science (Kashmir University)

Invited by the SAF Founder to attend the South Asia Foundation Learning Initiative meeting in New Delhi on 14th December 2003, Professor Ahmed Khan Tareen, Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, submitted a training project at the Institute of Home Science (Kashmir University).

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Conference New Delhi, India - 14th December 2003

The Third SAF General Conference, 13th-14th December 2003, New Delhi, India

The third SAF General Conference in New Delhi on 14th December 2003 was a landmark – the vice-chancellors/rectors of South Asian open universities completed designing a joint Post Graduate Diploma course in the Environment and Sustainable Development (PGD-ESD), and SAF launched an unprecedented programme to offer over 10,000 SAF Madanjeet Singh scholarships to disadvantaged students across South Asia.

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Testimony 16th October 2003

Raju G. C.

To start with, I was/am an art student. I've never thought of bring enrolled in such a school which is so much determined to provide us a great academic experience.

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In the media Daily Times, Pakistan - 14th September 2003

BNU attracts students from SAARC states

The BeaconHouse National University (BNU) has given admission ton 14students from South Asia Foundation for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)countries on schorlarship offered to them by the South Asia Foundation(SAF).

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Event Malpotha, Sri Lanka - 12th August 2003

The First SAF-SOS Environment Camp - 12th - 21st August 2003, Malpotha, Sri Lanka

The first SAF-SOS joint project, approved by the SAF Chairpersons, was the Environment (organic farming) camp which was hosted by the SOS Vocational Training Centre in Malpotha, Sri Lanka, from August 12th - 21st 2003.

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Conference 17th June 2003

Establishment of the UNESCO-SAF Madanjeet Singh Institute of Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage, Kabul

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