The aims of the Board included protection of the rights and interests of the Sikhs, dissemination of the Sikh thought and culture and establishment of institutions for popularizing Punjabi language and literature. The Board has one hundred odd Singh Sabhas and other Sikh societies and organizations affiliated to it. The general committee of the Board, comprising representatives of the constituent institutions, elects the president every third year. The Board functions from a modest two storeyed building on the Gurdwara Road at Lucknow. It has its own printing press and publishes in Punjabi a weekly paper called the U.P. Sikh Gazette started in 1948. Besides its annual conferences, the activities of the Board vary from running educational institutions to setting up prachar (missionary) camps for the Sikh youth.