All those professionals who use their profession for the welfare of all.
In the last few decades, the number of professionals has increased. Various New professions have also
come up as to meet the needs and requirements of the people. For example, earlier there were very few
architects, beauticians realtors etc., but with the passage of time, their number has increased considerably.
Th e Sikhs have entered various professions in big number as compared to their population. Th ey have proved
excellent Doctors, engineers, architects etc. If we talk of the medical profession, there is hardly any speciality
in which they have not come on top. Many of the renowned Doctors have also done considerable work
for propagation and promotion of Sikh religion, Punjabi language and Punjabi culture. For example, Dr.
Man Singh Nirankari, who was at one time head of the Eye Department and Principal of Amritsar Medical
College, was also a great scholar of Sikhism. He has written various articles and books (e.g., Punjab Da Ghor
Dukhant). Another prominent Sikh Doctor S. Jaswant Singh Neki (27th August 1925 – 11th September
2015) was not only a leading Psychiatrist, Former Director of PGI Chandigarh, but also a great Sikh scholar
and a poet. His poetic collections Asle to Ohle Tak (Illusion, and Reality, 1955) and autobiographical, Koi
Nao Na Jane Mera (2000) are very well known a literary circles. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award
in Punjabi in 1979 for his work, Karuna Di Chuh Ton Magron. His long autobiographical poem Simriti De
Kiran Ton Pehlan (Before Shedding Memory) published in 1975, is considered among the masterpieces
of Indian literature. His work as a scholar of Sikhism include, Ardas : Darshan Roop Te Abhiyas, Sada
Vigas, Achetan Di Leela, Divine Intimations, Prophet of Devotion and Pilgrimage of Hemkunt. Some of
the prominent Doctors and other professionals who have shown excellence in their respective fi elds of
specialization and are also doing some valuable work for the community are listed among our role-models.