Panjab Digital Library USA (PDL)

Gurvinder Singh
Coppell, Texas, US
$3,311past 12 months
42donors
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Our Mission


The specific mission of the Panjab Digital Library PDL is to locate, digitize, preserve, collect and make accessible the accumulated wisdom of the Panjab region, without distinction as to script, language, religion, nationality, or other physical condition.

 

What inspired the creation of PDL?

 

The rich heritage of Panjab was rapidly dwindling and degenerating due to the destructive effects of time, age and human negligence. Many rare manuscripts or invaluable pieces of history are destroyed during wars, invasions, and natural disasters. The idea of digitizing texts is the best possible solution to this loss of information.

Our History


By the grace of Guru Nanak Sahib, the Panjab Digital Library (PDL) began operations in 2003 as a tiny organization with a gigantic mission on its hands. Starting with one agenda, one desktop, and one employee, we have come a long way since then.


The project emerged from the concerns shared by a group of individuals for the increasing disappearance and loss of heritage of the Sikhs and Panjab. Much has vanished whether through the passage of time, accident or political unrest. Despite the losses, it was evident that much could be saved or was worth saving. Preservation was our primary motivation and impetus with a focus on archiving "endangered" manuscripts and artifacts to preserve the heritage, culture and language of Panjab.


A digitization project, small or large, requires a big budget. Without any initial infrastructure, expertise or funds to support the project, (PDL) has not only survived, but excelled through sheer motivation and perseverance. With each passing day, we grew in skill and competence, experience and number. Our library acquired the necessary digital equipment, and we began not only the seemingly daunting talk of digitizing material, but also developing out skills at data management and archiving.


We have achieved numerous milestones and witnessed exponential growth in our digitization output and resources. We are continuing to grow and evolve, learning to find better ways to reduce our operational costs, and further hone and refine the digitization process.


Finally, we seek to promote an entirely new culture of awareness where you the reader can become an active participant in safeguarding and preserving the cultural treasures of Panjab.

Our Goals


The objectives of the Panjab Digital Library USA include but are not limited to:

  1. Addressing heritage loss due to environment, ignorance and destruction
  2. Saving and sharing invaluable treasures to connect people globally
  3. Providing continual access free at www.panjabdigilib.org for US citizens and national whose ancestors come from this region can learn more about their heritage.

 

Visit us at www.panjabdigilib.org

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Baljit Singh $11.00 December 2023
Match Fund $250.00 November 2023
Jaswinder Pal $250.00 November 2023
Match Fund $50.00 November 2023
Anonymous $50.00 November 2023
Anonymous $200.00 January 2023
Anonymous $500.00 December 2022
simranjeet jassal $500.00 December 2022
Jassal Family $1,500.00 December 2022
A. S. $20.00 November 2022
Anonymous $50.00 November 2022
Jassal Family $750.00 December 2021
Anonymous $50.00 December 2021
Anonymous $200.00 December 2021
Inder Singh-Chardi Kalaa Foundation $2,000.00 December 2021
C. S. $100.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Harinder Jhansi $400.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Prabh Dilbar $100.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Harshwinder Singh $400.00 November 2021
C. S. $250.00 October 2021
C. S. $250.00 September 2021
C. S. $250.00 August 2021
C. S. $250.00 July 2021
C. S. $250.00 June 2021
C. S. $250.00 May 2021
C. S. $250.00 April 2021
C. S. $250.00 March 2021
C. S. $250.00 February 2021
C. S. $250.00 January 2021
C. S. $250.00 December 2020
Jassal Family $500.00 December 2020
Anonymous $1,500.00 December 2020
Rubin Paul Singh $100.00 November 2020
C. S. $250.00 November 2020
harvinder singh $250.00 November 2020
Match Fund $50.00 November 2020
Inderpal Gumer $50.00 November 2020
Match Fund $150.00 November 2020
Manpreet Singh $150.00 November 2020
C. S. $250.00 October 2020
C. S. $250.00 September 2020
C. S. $250.00 August 2020
C. S. $250.00 July 2020
C. S. $250.00 June 2020
C. S. $250.00 May 2020
L. K. $1,000.00 May 2020
C. S. $250.00 April 2020
C. S. $250.00 March 2020
C. S. $250.00 February 2020
C. S. $250.00 January 2020
C. S. $250.00 December 2019
C. S. $250.00 November 2019
Inderpal Singh Gumer $100.00 November 2019
Match Fund $250.00 November 2019
Ravpreet Singh $250.00 November 2019
Match Fund $250.00 November 2019
Anonymous $250.00 November 2019
Administrator Dasvandh Network $500.00 October 2019
C. S. $250.00 October 2019
C. S. $250.00 September 2019
C. S. $250.00 August 2019
C. S. $250.00 July 2019
C. S. $250.00 June 2019
C. S. $250.00 May 2019
C. S. $250.00 April 2019
C. S. $200.00 March 2019
C. S. $200.00 February 2019
C. S. $100.00 January 2019
H. S. $100.00 December 2018
Gaganpreet Shah $200.00 December 2018
Anonymous $100.00 December 2018
C. S. $100.00 December 2018
C. S. $100.00 November 2018
Gurmeet Singh $100.00 November 2018
Match Fund $100.00 November 2018
Bhajneet Singh $100.00 November 2018
Match Fund $250.00 November 2018
Ravpreet Singh $250.00 November 2018
C. S. $100.00 October 2018
C. S. $100.00 September 2018
C. S. $100.00 August 2018
C. S. $100.00 July 2018
C. S. $100.00 June 2018
C. S. $100.00 May 2018
R. S. $15.00 May 2018
C. S. $100.00 April 2018
B. K. $50.00 April 2018
R. S. $15.00 April 2018
C. S. $100.00 March 2018
B. K. $50.00 March 2018
R. S. $15.00 March 2018
C. S. $100.00 February 2018
B. K. $50.00 February 2018
R. S. $15.00 February 2018
A. C. $50.00 February 2018
G. S. $20.00 February 2018
C. S. $100.00 January 2018
B. K. $50.00 January 2018
R. S. $15.00 January 2018
B. S. $5,000.00 December 2017
C. S. $100.00 December 2017
B. K. $50.00 December 2017
G. S. $50.00 December 2017
R. S. $15.00 December 2017
D. M. $100.00 November 2017
C. S. $100.00 November 2017
B. K. $50.00 November 2017
R. S. $15.00 November 2017
B. K. $50.00 October 2017
R. S. $15.00 October 2017
B. K. $50.00 September 2017
R. S. $15.00 September 2017
B. K. $50.00 August 2017
R. S. $15.00 August 2017
R. S. $15.00 July 2017
R. S. $15.00 June 2017
R. S. $15.00 May 2017
G. S. $25.00 April 2017
R. S. $15.00 April 2017
G. S. $25.00 March 2017
R. S. $15.00 March 2017
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G. S. $25.00 February 2017
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G. S. $25.00 January 2017
G. S. $25.00 December 2016
R. S. $15.00 December 2016
R. S. $20.00 December 2016
K. S. $20.00 December 2016
J. S. $50.00 November 2016
S. S. $13.13 November 2016
D. M. $150.00 November 2016
S. S. $150.00 November 2016
G. S. $25.00 November 2016
R. S. $15.00 November 2016
D. M. $15.00 October 2016
G. S. $25.00 October 2016
R. S. $15.00 October 2016
D. M. $15.00 September 2016
G. S. $25.00 September 2016
R. S. $15.00 September 2016
D. M. $15.00 August 2016
G. S. $25.00 August 2016
R. S. $15.00 August 2016
D. M. $15.00 July 2016
C. S. $25.00 July 2016
G. S. $25.00 July 2016
R. S. $15.00 July 2016
D. M. $15.00 June 2016
C. S. $25.00 June 2016
G. S. $25.00 June 2016
R. S. $15.00 June 2016
D. M. $15.00 May 2016
C. S. $25.00 May 2016
G. S. $25.00 May 2016
R. S. $15.00 May 2016
D. M. $15.00 April 2016
C. S. $25.00 April 2016
G. S. $25.00 April 2016
R. S. $15.00 April 2016
D. M. $15.00 March 2016
C. S. $25.00 March 2016
G. S. $25.00 March 2016
R. S. $15.00 March 2016
C. S. $25.00 February 2016
D. M. $15.00 February 2016
G. S. $25.00 February 2016
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D. M. $15.00 January 2016
C. S. $25.00 January 2016
G. S. $25.00 January 2016
R. S. $15.00 January 2016
D. M. $15.00 December 2015
C. S. $25.00 December 2015
G. S. $25.00 December 2015
R. S. $15.00 December 2015
D. M. $15.00 November 2015
R. S. $15.00 November 2015
M. S. $25.00 September 2015

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