Undoubtedly, Sikhs are brave and generous. They are always ready to extend their help in natural disaster or in other emergency situations. From serving food for free to providing shelters to people in need, Sikhs have won many hearts on numerous occasions.
Here in the article we are listing 10 such examples where Sikh community helped people in a time of crisis:
Helped stranded Mumbaikars during the 2015 flood
In June 2015, thousands of Mumbaikars were stranded at different stations as the local train services were disrupted due to heavy rains in Mumbai. To help them out, various Sikh organizations, including the Khalsa Aid, came out to help them by providing them free food on platforms.
Following their efforts, the Sikh people involved in the operation received much applause from across the globe.
Horrific earthquake in Nepal
Nepal was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 in 2015 in which over thousands died and several became homeless. During that time, Sikh people again showed their generosity by providing them food packets.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) provided over twenty five thousands food packets every day to Nepal earthquake victims. They took the help from Indian Air Force to send these food packets.
Sikh cab driver provided free rides
Following the Manchester terrorist attack in 2017, Sikh community again came forward to extend their help to the affected. A Sikh cab driver received much applause for giving free rides to the victims.
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) May 23, 2017
Free Langar, Shelter To Manchester Attack Victims
Gurudwaras in Manchester provided free food and shelter to everyone.
So horrifically sad what happened in Manchester. Thinking of all who were affected. Targeting kids like that is beyond understanding.
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) May 23, 2017
Paris Terror Attack
During the Paris terror attacks in 2015, the Sikh community provided free cab rides and food to the locals. Besides, they also organised blood donation camps to help the victims.
Gurudwaras provided shelter to those who was in need during the time of disaster.
During the floods in Chennai in 2015, Khalsa Aid came forward to rescue the distressed and provided the emergency flood relief at the time of need. More than 500 people were died over 1.8 million people were displaced in the flood.
CHENNAI FLOODS: Our wonderful volunteers providing much needed emergency floods relief in Chennai, India. pic.twitter.com/0mL14pkQUN
— Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) November 22, 2015
Harman Singh saved life of 5-year-old in New Zealand
Harman Singh broke the religious protocol by removing his turban in public to save a life of 5-year-old child in New Zealand. The 5-year-old was on his way to school when he was hit by a speeding car. Without thinking much, Harman Singh used his turban as a band aid to stop bleeding from boy’s head.
Harman Singh , who took off his turban to help a child involved in an accident in NZ … Respect u Sir pic.twitter.com/08WJtYq9EL
— Dr.Tahir Zaidi (@DrTahirZaidi) May 17, 2015
Feed refugees from Syria and Iraq
Members of Khalsa Aid again came to the picture by providing help the Syrian refugees in Serbia. The provided them food, medicines and all other basic daily necessities.
Earlier this year, 40 CRPF soldiers lost their lives in a deadly terror attack in Pulwama. In such a situation Kashmiri students were being forced to leave their colleges and return home. Sikh help community, Khalsa Aid came to rescue; transported students from Dehradun to Chandigarh and provided food to them.
Kashmiri Students :
Our India team continues to assist the Kashmiri students with safe evacuation. We have so far funded 20 buses from Panjab to Kashmir. Our Tnx to all the amazing volunteers who assisted @amarpreet1313 with this task…@RisingKashmir pic.twitter.com/UDO2tQYK0r
— Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) February 19, 2019
Satnam Singh saved a man from drowning
Satnam Singh from Ludhiana should the courage after he used his turban to save a life of a man who was drowning.
A group of Sikh volunteers from Khalsa Aid International came to the aid of victims of Kerala Floods. They served food to the flood victims. Besides, they also cleaned churches and temples.
Kerala Floods UPDATE:
— Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) August 18, 2018