Sikhs have always been known for their helping nature. Helping poor and oppressed is one of the three principles taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and Sikhs across the world have stepped forward when it comes to helping people.
Harminder Singh Ahluwalia is one such Sikh activist, who came forward to help 32 Kashmiri girls to reach their homes. When the nation was arguing about where the decision to abrogate article 370 was right or not, the Delhi based Sikh activist was stepping up to help the people from around the nation.
He posted a video on social media website, Facebook, saying that Kashmiri people around the nation can seek help from the nearest Gurudwara or contact him for further assistance.
A few days later, he was approached by Kashmiri girls from Pune, who were scared and wanted to go home amidst all the chaos.
Since the airfare was high, Harminder again took down to social media to raise money for air tickets. In merely two days, the funds were raised and Harminder collected Rs. 4 Lakh in donation to buy tickets to help those 34 girls.
The Sikh community in Pune helped the girls to reach Delhi, and thence Harminder Singh along with 3 other Sikh men accompanied the girls till Srinagar.
He was recently honoured by the Sikh community for doing this great job. Hats off to Harminder and his men!