1000 vocational scholarships in association with ITFT Education Group, Chandigarh, a major force in the educational sector in the North was announced on the eve of Vakhri Baisakh. This is primarily for below poverty line (BPL) RURAL youth . It is a much-needed catalyst to restart Punjab’s ailing socio-economic engine. ITFT has initiated this project with The Col Shamsher Singh Foundation on their 16th Year Foundation day celebrations as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. Gul’s association with ITFT and Dr (Maj) Gulshan Sharma is long and memorable, as she started her professional career with them as a college student.