Hero Who Rescued Amritsar Langar Sevadar From Boiling Cauldron Honored

AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—The SGPC has honored Sardar Sharanjit Singh, the sevadar (volunteer) who risked his own life in rescuing fellow sevadar, Charanjit Singh, who had fallen into a hot cauldron during langar sewa in Amritsar Sahib. He has rewarded by being given direct employment in the SGPC.

While handing over the appointment letter, SGPC president Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar said that Sharanjit Singh had depicted immense bravery and dared to rescue scalded Charanjit Singh for which he being given employment in SGPC.

The incident had occurred on July 2 when Charanjit Singh was cleaning the cauldron with hot water to prepare ‘Kheer’ (rice cooked in sweet milk) on the historic eve of the 411th anniversary of Sri Akal Takht Sahib. While cleaning the cauldron with hot water, Charanjit Singh had slipped into the cauldron and was scalded severely.

 

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