Invited by the SAF Founder to attend the South Asia Foundation Learning Initiative meeting in New Delhi on 14th December 2003, Professor Ahmed Khan Tareen, Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, submitted a training project at the Institute of Home Science (Kashmir University).
The third SAF General Conference in New Delhi on 14th December 2003 was a landmark – the vice-chancellors/rectors of South Asian open universities completed designing a joint Post Graduate Diploma course in the Environment and Sustainable Development (PGD-ESD), and SAF launched an unprecedented programme to offer over 10,000 SAF Madanjeet Singh scholarships to disadvantaged students across South Asia.
The meeting, after a formal inauguration by Shri I K Gujral, Chairperson SAF India, began with a formal welcome by Ambassador Madanjeet Singh.
Contingents of Indian Scouts had the opportunity to participate in the SAF-Scout Friendship Camp, the first of which was held in Thimphu, Bhutan. The scouts were provided with free email addresses for the duration of one year to enable them to exchange views.