When it comes to giving back to the society, you don’t need to have a lot of money to make donations or sponsor education. All it takes is a good heart and a little effort because sometimes the smallest acts are the kindest and richest. Such heartwarming acts have the power to make a huge difference in the society. Here’s one inspirational man who is showing us how it’s done.

This is Tejinder Pal Singh and he has been chosen to be the recipient of the 2017 Northern Territory Local Hero as part of the prestigious ‘Australian Of The Year’ award. He is the founder of ‘food van’, which is a free food initiative dedicated to serve Darwin’s neediest people on the last Sunday of each and every month.

The Indian Express

Singh, who moved to Australia in 2006, works as an air conditioner mechanic by day and as a taxi driver at night. However, he still manages to take time out to feed the poor and the needy with a little help from his son, Navdeep, on the last Sunday of each month.


Singh funds the feast from his own pocket and cooks up 80 kg of rice and curry every month to feed the homeless after he is done with his 12-hour night shift.


His monthly food drive has been serving food to almost 100 people every month for the past four years.

Ken Folios

No matter what class or race you are, everybody is welcome to eat at Singh’s food van.

The van, the pots, anyone can use them. It’s for mankind.

More power to you, Tejinder Pal Singh!