Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji during the late fifteenth century. There are basically three principles in Sikhism – ‘help the poor and the oppressed’, ‘work hard and honestly’ and ‘always remember God throughout the day.’
Impressed with these beliefs, a Chinese man has adopted Sikhism in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Pat Singh Cheung is one of the very few Sikhs of Chinese-descent in the world.
According to CBC News, Pat Singh Cheung saw a long line of people outside a Community centre. When he went up to inquire, he was handed a scarf to cover his head and a pair of glove to start distributing food at Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen.
And, since then he is embracing Sikhism.
Pat Singh Cheung now dons a turban, has uncut hair and wears kara. He is now a part of the Guru Nanak Free Kitchen team and serves meals ever Sunday.
Pat Singh Cheung is a photographer by profession.
“Everyone can be a Sikh and believe in one God,” CBC News quotes Cheung as saying.