AMRITSAR SAHIB—Guru Ramdas Langar Hall (free community kitchen) of Supreme Sikh shrine, Shri Darbar Sahib, which is commonly known as the “Golden Temple”, has continued to send consignments of langar (food prepared by volunteers) to the flood-hit areas of Jammu & Kashmir by air. Indian Army Officials of Northern Command had requested the SGPC to make arrangements for feeding large number of people displaced in J & K.
The development has also brought a sigh of relief for various agencies of India, which are finding it hard to feed the large population displaced in the flood hit areas of the state.
At the time, when the reports of thefts in flood hit areas of J & K has upset the humanitarians, the Sikhs from Punjab, especially from the Darbar Sahib are teaching a unique lesson of humanity to these people by doing selfless service.
In addition to the SGPC, a number of Sikh organizations run by volunteers have continued to provide much needed relief work. Namely, the Sikh Awareness Foundation, a youth based organization being run from Canada, along with Sikh Relief (funded from UK), United Sikhs (America), as well as Khalsa Aid (England), have continued to support the humanitarian relief work.