KPK’s Sikh community distributes ration packs to pandemic-hit families
''This act is a community-driven welfare service, which is a great source of satisfaction for us''.
In a heart-warming gesture of inter-faith harmony, the Sikh community members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stepped out of their homes to distribute ration packs to the families severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Dr. Jatinder Singh, a Sikh pharmacist from Peshawar, headed the kind act. He told The Arab News that many Sikh business owners have generously donated to make this possible. They have distributed ration packs to approximately 400 families, to date. While speaking to the media outlet, he said:
This act is a community-driven welfare service, which is a great source of satisfaction for us. We try not to publicize this act since we only seek our reward from God. Moreover, we want to protect the identity and dignity of all the beneficiaries.
The kind-hearted Singh and his Sikh community also helped people before COVID-19 emerged. They arranged collective iftar dinners for Muslims during the month of Ramazan. Regarding this, Singh said:
We distribute ration packs among deserving families, regardless of their caste and creed. We hope that this endeavor will somewhat mitigate the negative economic impact the pandemic has inflicted on people’s lives.
Not only Pakistanis in Peshawar, but the Sikh community all over the world has been feeding people in this time of severe crisis fueled by the coronavirus:
Following in the footsteps of the Sikh community, many Muslim philanthropists also started participating in similar initiatives.
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