June 8th, 1932, Dr. Thind was ordained as Minister
of the Builders of Aquarius Church and also holds
a Certificate of Ordination as a Sikhs Gyanee and
Parcharak (Teacher and Preacher of the Sikh Faith)
of the Sikh Temple in Stockton, California. Dr. Thind's
education saw him as a graduate from Khalsa College
in Armritsar, India. Not long after arriving to the
United States, he attended the University of California
at Berkeley. He was also a student at Columbia University
in New York.
Thind eventually earned his Ph.D., which appointed
him as a "Doctor of Divinity" and "Metaphysics", which
suited him well for his famous lecture series where
he touched the lives of millions.
the importance of education, Dr. Thind paid for the
college education for 86 students, both in the United
States and India, for undergraduate, master and doctorate
degrees in prestigious academic institutions such
as Harvard, Stanford, California and USC.
Many of these students returned to India and became
lawyers, doctors, and served in Parliament and other
members of government.
Today his Alma Mater, Khalsa College, honors Dr. Thind
by offering a scholarship under his name to help underprivileged
students to earn college education. Click
here for more on the Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind Scholarship