Sikhs are known for their courage, bravery, and their selfless service for humanity. Helping poor and the oppressed is one of the three principles of Sikhism taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Following this principle, a Sikh man in Patna has been helping the abandoned patients for the last 27 years. He is identified as Gurmeet Singh.
Gurmeet Singh has been taking care of abandoned patients in the Patna Medical College and Hospital and was also honoured with World Sikh Award in 2016 for his kind act.
According to the reports, Gurmeet Singh visits abandoned patient ward in the Patna Medical College and Hospital at 9 pm every night with food items and medicines. A businessman by profession, Gurmeet buys all these items from his own hard earned money.
How he got inspired?
One day, a woman selling plastic bags came up to his shop with a baby in her arms. The child’s skin was burnt. Gurmeet took them to the Patna hospital but was told that the doctors were on strike and there was nobody to attend to the baby.
That was the time when Gurmeet decided to start helping underprivileged people who have no one to look after them.
How does he manage?
According to a report published in The Hindu, Gurmeet has a donation box in his house. His family members, including his brothers, put away 10 per cent of their monthly earnings in it. Their children do not celebrate birthdays or burst crackers during Diwali.
Gurmeet Singh surely deserves applause for his selfless service!