The Lord Rana Foundation Trust

The Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust (charity registration: RCT XR15072) was originally established to promote charitable and peace-making initiatives in Northern Ireland. In 1997 the trust shifted its focus to India, funding the refurbishment of a high school, and establishing educational facilities at Sanghol, near Chandigarh, Punjab. This has expanded steadily until it is now a 25-acre campus with several institutions offering education and training from nursery level to postgraduate studies.


Cordia Education Campus

Higher Standards Education, Training And Development Of Personality Of Its Students In A Progressive And Sustained Manner;

Preserving Heritage Sites

The Trust is preserving an ancient Buddhist stupa which was excavated in 1968, and a rich treasure of 117 beautiful carved stone slabs,which includes 69 pillars, 35 crossbars, figures and figurines, which was excavated by the experts of the Directorate of Archaeology, Punjab.

Health Screening Camps

The Trust regularly organises Health Screening Camps to provide regular check ups for the poor people living in the area. The Screening camps are organised in collaboration with Major City Hospitals

Sports Meets

The Trust is conjunction with the local government authorities regularly organises meets to promote sports for the local people living in the area.

We Work Globally

International Offices

The Lord Rana Foundation Trust is headquartered in Northern Ireland but also operates from its offices in India


Meet Our Trustees

The Trustees of Lord Rana Foundation Trust

Lord Rana MBE Execitive Trustee

Diljit Singh Rana, Baron Rana, MBE (born 20 September 1938) is a British politician and member of the House of Lords.

John Brian Garrett Trustee

Retired County Court Judge, Belfast High Courts, Northern Ireland, UK

Rajesh Rana Trustee

Director, Andras House Ltd, Northern Ireland UK




Ms Urmil Verma Director

Cordia Group of Institutes


Our Objectives

Development of Education

The Trust wroks toward providing 3rd level education to the rural areas of Punjab. In the absence of this initiative in a rural district of Punjab, the poor children living here were deprived of university education which is only available in big cities. The trust funded a major building refurbishment and extension of a high school at village Hebowal (Punjab) in 1997-99, creating better facilities for students and teachers. As a result the school was upgraded to a higher secondary school.


Peace Initiatves in Northern Ireland and India

To Promote peace an Institute for Conflict Studies & Resolution Practices (ICS&RS) is being planned which is inspired by the 2007 report of the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding, ‘Civil Paths to Peace’, edited by Dr Amartya Sen (noted Indian economist and philosopher).   It offers a means for Commonwealth members to demonstrate practically their endorsement of the Report’s recommendations. The project is constituted as a not-for-profit, charitable trust registered in both the United Kingdom and India.


Relief in Disaster Struck Areas

The Trust works towards providing relief and aid in disaster struck areas. In 2004 when a major Tsunami struck on the coasts of Srilanka and Southern India,.The LRFT provided emergency shelter and later on built 2 schools to facilitate education to the poor children


Medical Facilities in Rural Areas

The Trust is facilitating the construction of a modern and well-equipped charitable hospital, the area’s first such facility.


Community Development

- Community development projects such as the introduction of computer courses for women, as well as courses in Art and Crafts. These will provide the skills needed for people to find employment and perhaps start their own small businesses.


Complex as a Role Model

In close partnership with the village Panchayat, the Trust's objective is to develop the Sanghol complex as a role model that other rural communities in the Punjab could replicate and thereby improve education, health, enterprise and general lifestyles

Cordia Southall Football Club

The Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust, UK has founded and funded the Cordia-Southall Football Academy ( which is set up at the Cordia Education Campus, Sanghol, Punjab, India. It is a joint initiative of Rt. Hon Lord Diljit Rana, Chairman of the Trust, and Mr. Charanjit Singh Gill, Chairman, Southall Football Club, UK. The academy was jointly established and inaugurated by them in the presence of the Governor of Punjab on July 12, 2017.





News & Events

2nd Dec

Conference : India 2030 a Geopolitical Perspective

India’s Potential International Position with reference to its Geography and Economy December 2-3, 2017
Cordia Group Of Educational Institutes, Sanghol

6th Mar

International Conference

Trajectory of India’s freedom, from Guru Gobind Singh Ji to Subhash Chander Bose

Cordia Education Campus


20th June

Centre for Respect and Understanding

Centre for Respect and Understanding. Round Table Discussion (TBC)

Cordia Education Campus. Sanghol


The Lord Rana Foundation Trust

Andras House, 60 Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7BB, Northern Ireland UK

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