As the nation grapples this lockdown by staying indoors, there is a shortage of basic necessities for everyone. In such times, food, water, and other essentials are key for survival for the needy and downtrodden. During such testing times, few people have stood up to help those in need, and they deserve our appreciation and respect. We have known that Gurudwaras have been an epitome of service and brotherhood. Here, there are no demarcations based on class or sect, and everyone is treated equally. One such Gurudwara has stood up to help those in need during these testing times. The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) is extending a helping hand to the underprivileged in full capacity. Delhi’s Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is serving 40,000 meals each day during this lockdown period to satiate the hunger of those in need. Now, these are definitely heroes who don’t wear capes but done empathy and selflessness in their hearts.
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IANS reports that the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi is preparing food for over 40,000 people across Delhi. The report further adds that 40 people prepare the food in the Gurudwara’s mega kitchen every day and 20 others take on the responsibility to distribute the meals. The in-charge of the langar, Harbir Singh assured that safety precautions are being taken to ensure that the food is hygienic and healthy. The food preparation for the afternoon meals begins at 5 am and continues till 11 am. During lunch, over 20,000 meals are prepared. For dinner, the preparations begin from 6 pm and the same number of 20,000 meals are prepared. The meal includes rice, bread, sabzi, dal, and prasad.
Harbir Singh further stated that the stocks in their capacity can easily feed people till the lockdown period. And they are also ensuring to get more ration in case of requirement. It is notable to add here that in the last 12 days, the Gurudwara has managed to serve food to over 4.5 lakhs people who are not able to feed themselves during this lockdown period. He also spoke about the use of an automatic bread machine which aids to reduce their work. This machine prepares bread from 1.5 quintals of wheat flour every hour which reduces the need for the people to make them. From Gurudwaras To Restaurants, This Is How Delhiites Are Rescuing The City From Covid-19
The selfless man also added that while maintaining social distance has meant that helping staff is reducing, but the community is helping them in every way possible. It is notable that the Sikh community is coming together to serve people without the fear of any dogma of health or religion which makes them a shining example of humanity during this moment of crisis. We show our humble appreciation towards each member who works hard towards serving everyone.