Many Sikh organizations do incredible work but lack a digital voice. Sikhlens addresses this issue through our Community Voices program, which selects three to four organizations each year and produces a film about them. These films offer a platform for spreading their mission, recruiting volunteers, and raising funds, including grants. The organizations we support are typically focused on healthcare, food insecurity, education, the environment, or senior care.
Over the past year, Sikhlens has produced four Community Voices for four Sikh non-profits that are doing wonderful work. Our first production, called Silver Lining, was a 40-minute film following the inspiring journey of Rashpal Singh Dhindhsa, who established a mission for vision as a selfless act of serving his community. The Story of the Largest Free Eye Camps in Punjab, India, a 10-minute version is embedded below for your viewing convenience.
Our second production focused on the environment and climate change, chronicling the United Sikh Mission’s efforts to install a 1.5-megawatt solar power plant at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar. Powering the Gurdwaras of Punjab is embedded below for your viewing convenience.
The third production, One Beat, is a documentary that tells the story of Bahadur Singh, an American Sikh who established free healthcare and medical education facilities for underprivileged people in the small town of Bhira, located in Uttar Pradesh, India. In Sarbat Da Bhala-Hosiarpur Langer Manjit Singh, who lives in the US, provides meals to the needy in seventeen locations across Punjab, India. This facility feeds 50,000 people every day, all year round, by sending mini trucks filled with cooked meals to civil hospitals in Hoshiarpur. This touching documentary is embedded below for your viewing convenience.
This year, Sikhlens plans to produce three more Community Voices films, including one about an Old Age home that houses elderly individuals in Punjab, India. To complete these new projects, we need to raise additional funding. We are also seeking suggestions for new non-profit organizations to support. For that we will need the following information: name of the organization, description, years in business, mission statement, expected impact, and the Ask—financial support, material support, or volunteers. If you know of an organization that could benefit from using a short video for fundraising, please contact Sikhlens founder Bicky Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org.