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Village Palahi is situated between Hoshiarpur Road and G.T. Road , on a link road which is 3 Kms. from Phagwara, State of Punjab, India , Phagwara is between Jalandhar & Ludhiana on the GT road & the bypass route to Chandigarh, on the North side of Phagwara, There were forests, consisting of specially PALLAH trees. This was later on called PALAHI. Three Sikh Gurus visited this historical village: Guru Hargobind Sahib, Guru Har Rai Ji and Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib. With reference to the writings of a Muslim writer Mohasanfani, a famous Sikh Historic Professor Satbir Singh writes that sixth Guru Hargobind Sahib fought their last War with the invading Mugal forces, many Sikhs perished, but emerged victorious in this battle, in and around this village year 1635. Tiag Mal the great son of Guru Hargobind Sahib fought very bravely with his sword. Due to this, later on he was called and known as Teg Bahadur, who became the Ninth Guru of Sikhs. The Seventh Sikh Guru Siri Guru Har Rai Sahib also visited this village along with 2200 horse riders. In the memory of Siri Guru Hargobind Sahib, a seven storey beautiful building has been constructed.

The Sagoo family were renowned in Punjab, for their contributions to Education and Religion. They were able to establish the first school in Palahi. The school was set up by five Ramgharia Sikhs of the village, of which two were, Guljara Singh Sagoo and Atman Singh Sagoo. They set up a small school, consisting only of two teachers and ten students. Today a high school and Polytechnic colleges through vision.

Singh Sabha Khalsa School Palahi was started in the village in 1917-18. The main contribution in the establishment of this institution was of Babu Kartar Singh, S.Gulzara Singh, S.Chanda Singh, S.Darbara Singh, Bhai Harnam Singh, S.Punna Singh etc. This school was re-designated as Khalsa A. V. Middle School in the year 1921-22. It was given permanent recognition from the state of Kapurthala and Govt. aid of Rs. 25 per month was granted. In April 1943,This school was upgraded to High School. S. Sampuran Singh of Haripur was the headmaster of this school. For certain reasons it could not function properly. The names of S. Jagat Singh Palahi, S. Chhajja Singh, S. Gurnam Singh, S. Gurbax Singh etc. were the first students of the 9th class.

Rs.15960 (Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty) were deposited by the villagers of this village settled in U.S.A & CANADA. This school received the interest of the deposited amount. The Bank stopped giving interest to the school certain unknown reasons in 1952, but the amount still stands deposited in the Punjab & Sind Bank, Amritsar. This amount was collected in U.S.A & CANADA. The account was jointly in the names of S. Jarnail Singh Sull of North Vancouver B.C., S. Mehar Singh Gill & Raja Singh Basra of Stockton California

Today due to the many sacrifices of our pioneers , They endured much sadness and heartache to provide a brighter and prosperous future for us all. Today thousands reap the benefits of this hard work, perseverance, courage, strength and vision. We are eternally grateful to them, for we are able to live in these beautiful lands with our modern amenities and luxuries. the people of Palahi have migrated to Africa, Europe, Canada, U.S.A. , South East Asia.

Its our wish that together we contribute what ever we can to make our ancestral home village and surrounding areas a better place to live The benefits of traditional "trickle down" approach to economic development takes a long time to reach the rural masses and in its wake produces a widening income gap between the rich and the poor. Hence, the outflow of people from the countryside to the cities. To check this outflow of people and stem the increasing income disparities, we are starting a parallel "bottom up" process of development, beginning with providing basic civic amenities of water, sanitation and computer education to rural folks. NRIs are in a pivotal position to provide critical leadership, especially those retiring persons who have the inclination to spend sometime in their ancestral villages. They know the primitive conditions in the villages in Punjab and the rest of India and from their exposure of the developed world, they know what those villages can be. They can raise funds from their village folks abroad, and others, as well as the villagers in their ancestral villages to improve the living conditions there.

Our Focus

Beginning with providing basic civic amenities like :
• Water
• Sanitation
• Computer education to rural folks.