Sikh Members Sanitize Delhi’s Jama Masjid

by Suchismita Pal
Sikh Members Sanitize Delhi’s Jama Masjid

Eid is going to be very different this year due to the coronavirus scare. However, just before the arrival of the Eid-ul-Fitr, Old Delhi witnessed something profoundly heart-touching. Around 20 members of the Sikh Community, working for the non-profit organisation, United Sikhs, sanitized Jama Masjid on 23rd May, 2020, a couple of days before the Eid celebrations. Scroll down to know more.

Sikhs Sanitize The Jama Masjid Premises

United Sikhs is a United Nations-affiliated civil rights and humanitarian non-profit organisation. The NGO has taken a great initiative to sanitize all the religious places before they are open for the public. Several teams of the organisation have already sanitized shrines like Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place and some church premises as well. A week before Eid, the NGO members got in touch with the Jama Masjid authorities to provide assistance in sanitizing the insides of the mosque. And the internet totally loved their kind gesture! Here are a few of the numerous posts that have flooded social media platforms:

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What’s More?

This year, Jama Masjid will remain closed for the general public during the Eid prayers. Only the Imam, performing the rituals, will be present, along with very few staff. In Jammu and Kashmir too, members of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board offered sehri and iftari to the quarantined Muslims at Katra’s Ashirwad Bhawan.

Jama Masjid of Delhi
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This initiative by the Sikh community has glorified the secular spirit of our nation once again, setting up a beautiful example of brotherhood among different religions. On that note, Eid Mubarak to one and everyone! The almighty will surely listen to our prayers and heal the world from this deadly disease.