True to the perception of the community being large-hearted, Sikh organisations have been offering all kinds of aid over the last one year during the pandemic crisis. In yet another heart-warming move, Nanded’s Gurudwara Takht Shri Hazoor Sahib, one of the five takhts of Sikhism, has announced that it will release all its gold collected over the past five decades for the construction of hospitals and medical institutions.
Takht Jathedar Sant Baba Kulwant Singh announced the decision, saying that currently people from Nanded have to run to Hyderabad or Mumbai for treatment. He asserted that such hospitals be built here (Nanded) so that people would have to come from other states to get treatment.
He said, “We have put a lot of gold on buildings and Gurdwaras. Now we should make and ready Gursikhs…the schools should provide excellent education and the Gursikhs should hold high positions…such that Sri Kalgidhar Patshah will be pleased seeing the Khalsa reach these positions. It is my thinking that a hospital or medical college should be built.” The Sikh temple from Maharashtra is setting a fine example of selfless service for other religious organisations to take a cue. There is lot to learn from the Sikh community which teaches us that sevadharma (religion).