Coronavirus

Help people in need: Akal Takht to Sikh outfits

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 22

As Covid threat has engulfed the globe, Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has directed all Sikh organisations and gurdwara management committees to extend a helping hand in this hour of need, irrespective of any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and race.

Giani Harpreet Singh has called on all gurdwara managements to prepare quarantine wards in the sarais (inns) to meet any emergent situation, arrange langar (food), medical aid and other things as per the situation arising in their respective territories.

Sparing a thought for the Indian students studying abroad who are stuck due to disruption of flights, he emphasised that ‘Guru ghar’ funds could be utilised to accommodate them as per their requirements.

He said for the welfare of all, everyone should observe self-quarantine and follow the advisory issued by the governments and health departments of their respective countries. He cautioned that under the Sikh principles, there could be no space for misconceptions and false notions, as was being circulated on social media.

“Abiding by the Sikh philosophy and keeping faith, every devotee confined in their homes should recite the Gurbani Path and pray for ‘Sarbat da bhalla’ before Akal Purakh. Everyone should refrain from rumours and fallacy. Covid-19 has affected the whole mankind and claimed many lives in various countries”, he said.

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