‘Sarhad’, an organisation working towards the benefit of people in border areas, especially in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, was awarded with ‘Dr Girish Gandhi Rashtriya Samajik Karya Puraskar – 2018’, at an event organized by SM Zade Foundation at Sai Sabhagruh, Nagpur. Sarhad’s founder Sanjay Nahar received the award from Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir. The organisation was also given a cheque of Rs One Lakh. Apart from Ahir, Also present during the function were Ramtek MP Krupal Tumane, Nagpur Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Shiv Sena MLA Balubhau Dhanorkar, Vikas Zade, Dr Yashwant Manohar, senior advocate MM Gadkari, among others.
Sarhad, which is based in Pune, was founded in 1995 by social worker Sanjay Nahar. As part of its many initiatives, the social organisation has been instrumental in opening many schools and an Arts and Commerce College to provide education to over 150 Kashmiri orphans. Sarhad also provides for all the necessary expenses for the boarding and lodging of these students without accepting any support from elsewhere.