The world has received umpteen amount of support from the Sikh community whenever it faced a crisis. Whether it was the Australian Bushfires, the droughts in India, or the Civil War in Syria, Sikhs have been like a pillar of support for victims, providing them with medical aid, food, water, and everyday essentials.
Even now when the world is experiencing the coronavirus pandemic, people from the Sikh community are here to help. According to a report by News18, Sikhs in Slough, England, are providing the elderly with free nutritious food and delivering it themselves.
A man named Harjinder Singh Kukreja recently took to Twitter to announce that Sikhs in Slough, Berkshire, have come up with ‘Mobile Food Support’ for people aged 65-years and above and will be delivering “healthy and nutritious” food to them.
Speaking to News18, Harjinder said:
“Sikhs have been at the forefront of philanthropic work throughout the world. The community ongoingly delves into social causes which make a mammoth difference.”
Have a look at the Tweet here:
Are you 65+ plus?
In #Coronavirus isolation?
Need support to get food?
Sikhs in Slough, UK have come up with Mobile Food Support for the elderly & isolated & are Providing FREE HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS essentials to help them! Pls share! #COVIDー19mx #CoronavirusOutbreak #Sikh pic.twitter.com/l0kqpATzk9
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 17, 2020
After UK, Sikhs in Melbourne set up free delivery service for self-isolated people
Sikh volunteers announced that they would be delivering free food to self-isolated people in Melbourne's south-east for the next two weeks.
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 18, 2020
People on the internet showered their love and support on the Sikh community of Slough. They praised their humanitarian efforts and wished for more people to volunteer.
So wonderful, so beautiful- shining example of what humanity can be!
— Lee (@Lee52317) March 18, 2020
Fortunate enough to take a cultural anthropology class from a Prof. that focused his academic career on the Sikh culture.
Amazing people with a true warrior spirit encompassing every positive attribute of what Warrior means.
Every Singh I've known made me strive to be better
— John M Bennett (@JMB1122AZ) March 17, 2020
Sikhs are always leading the way in the midst of crisis. Thank you for your dedication and service!
— Hanna (@hanna_meiners) March 17, 2020
There are some good people in this country😀
— Paul Streeting (@PaulStreeting) March 17, 2020
Sikhs are by far the most compassionate people i have ever seen.
— Banker (@Anki_Bhardwaj16) March 17, 2020
Nice gesture from Sikhs 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— Bir Singh (@birsinghsawhney) March 17, 2020
You are the exemplary pillars of humanity and you hv shown it again and yet again in all those events of chaos,riots,urgency and emergencies…….!
— Dara Bhupendra Singh (@DaraBhupendra) March 17, 2020
It is people like these who make the world a better place and give us hope amid despair! Here’s hoping others would be inspired by this and help the elderly too!