From providing food to helping with basic needs, the sikh community has always come forward for anyone who needed them without any questions. So, why must a global pandemic be any different?
Here are all the instances when the sikh community happily extended a helping hand during the pandemic :
1. Gurudwara Takht Shri Hazoor Sahib, in Nanded, Maharashtra, has decided to use all of the gold collected over the past five decades for the construction of hospitals and medical institutions.
Takht Hazoor Sahib , Nanded, in Maharashtra – One of the Five Takhts of SIKHISM, is releasing all the Gold collected over the last 50 years – to build Hospitals & Medical Colleges— #ProudIndian (@ColTekpal) May 18, 2021
Aim – Nobody should have to travel to Hyderabad OR Bombay for Medical studies or Treatment !!!
2. The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) is continuing its langar sewa and the volunteers have been home delivering food to anyone who is Covid positive and is unable to arrange food for themselves.
#DSGMC Corona Warriors Providing #Langar to #COVID affected families at their doorstep. @mssirsa pic.twitter.com/Ppj7dElB6K— Mohit Babbar (@babbarmohit) April 20, 2021
3. DSGMC is also providing beds and rooms in Gurudwaras for covid affected patients in Delhi.
In wake of COVID situation in Delhi, we, at DSGMC have decided to provide-— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) April 19, 2021
1. Langer sewa to COVID-affected families
2. 20 rooms at Guru Arjun Dev Ji Sarai with beds & oxygen arrangement
3. At Gurdwara Bala Sahib Kidney Dialysis Hospital, 20 beds dedicated to COVID patients pic.twitter.com/wYHSDBh1C4
4. Khalsa Aid is providing oxygen concentrators for free to Covid-19 patients who are in home isolation in the national capital.
#khalsaaidindia volunteers have been tirelessly working to in these unprecedented times. We have started distribution of Oxygen concentrators in Delhi region.— Khalsa Aid India (@khalsaaid_india) April 24, 2021
Due to severe shortage of oxygen, we have been inundated with requests and are trying to fulfill as many as possible🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/THP3UVcTbL
5. Gurugram based NGO Hemkunt Foundation has been helping COVID-19 patients in and around the national capital with oxygen supply. They have supplied more than 1,000 oxygen cylinders to needy patients.
10:26pm: We are still distributing truck loads of Oxygen Cylinders in Gurgaon and will continue to do so throughout the night to critical #covid_19 patients— Hemkunt Foundation (@Hemkunt_Fdn) April 20, 2021
Your small donation can help us reach out to more peoplehttps://t.co/cj1axUN1xh#COVID19India #CovidIndiaInfo pic.twitter.com/94Laui7xbn
6. Bhubaneshwar’s youth-led SikhAid NGO has been providing oxygen cylinders, pulse oximeters, masks and other medical assistance to Covid-19 patients who are under home isolation, free of cost.
“Our Oxgyen drive is active again”— SikhAid (@sikhaid_) April 21, 2021
We at SikhAid have recognised the need of the hour and have started distributing Oxygen Cylinders to Covid-19 patients for free.
Rt for visibility.
ONLY ACTIVE IN CUTTACK AND BHUBANESHWAR FOR RIGHTNOW.#COVIDEmergency2021 #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/3hm3CHYIiD
7. Indirapuram Gurdwara in UP’s Ghaziabad in association with Khalsa Help International has started oxygen langar where they provide oxygen to Covid patients who couldn’t get a bed or are seeking oxygen.
In Ghaziabad, people's hopes were dashed by the hospitals and they rushed to the Indrapuram Gurudwara for help. The sewadars of Gurudwara Sahib came to roads and saved the lives of over 200 people. pic.twitter.com/xQzvdc7QEd— ਕਿਸਾਨ ਦਾ ਪੁੱਤ (@Arshdeep__Bains) April 24, 2021
8. The DSGMC, along with Delhi Government, also helped set up a 400-bed Covid facility at the Rakab Ganj Gurdwara.
The 400 bedded Covid Care & treatment Center at Gurudwara Rakab ganj is commencing service from today.— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) May 10, 2021
Visited the facility to review the amenities. It is equipped with oxygen support and medicines.
Thankful to Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee for their undying support. pic.twitter.com/4PZtzu9UGB
This is the true meaning of humanity.