About Us

About Sikh Gurdwara, DC

Sikh Gurdwara, DC is a place of worship, reflection and community gathering. It is open 7 days a week to people of all faiths, race or ethnicity. In keeping with the Sikh value of Seva – Selfless Service, Sikh Gurdwara, DC hosts The National Library and Museum of Pingalwara. The Pingalwara Charitable Society serves the less fortunate individuals who are sick, disabled, forlorn, suffering and deserted by mankind.

Construction of the Sikh Gurdwara, DC was started in 2002 and was completed in 2005. The Gurdwara was re-established in May of 2013 by Jaswant Sawhney Irrevocable Trust Fund, a non-profit 501(c)/3 organization.

About Jaswant Sawhney Irrevocable Trust

Jaswant Sawhney Irrevocable Trust has a dual mandate. The first mandate of the trust is to collect and send to Pingalwara 100% of all donations collected for the Pingalwara Charitable Society. The trust encourages and solicits tax deductible donations from citizens of Canada and USA for Pingalwara and bares all expenses for the collection and transfer of funds to Pingalwara.  The second mandate is to promote college education for students who qualify on the basis of need and merit. The trust also gives two annual awards – The Medical Resident of the year award nominated by The MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and The Nurse of the year award nominated by The Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland.