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Private School in UP warns Sikh student “Don’t wear Big Turbans”

The Sikh community is absolutely angry with private school authorities that told class 10 Sikh student not to wear a turban. After the boy informed the respective community, the Gurudwara Prabhandak Samiti lodged a complaint with the district officials. As per the reports, the student identified as Navjot was asked by the principal of St Mary’s school in Najibabad ‘not to wear a turban’ to school.

Navjot had been a regularly attending school with his turban but it was only 2 days ago, he was asked not to wear a big turban to school.

Balbir Singh who is the head of the Shri Guru Singh Sabha said that the community lodged a complaint with the sub-divisional magistrate. Also, the copies of the complaint have been sent to the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee in Amritsar, PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

“The turban is a part of our identity and our dignity and we cannot stop wearing it. We tried to meet the principal of the school but were not given an appointment. The boy’s parents met the principal who said that the student would not be allowed in if he continues to wear the turban,” said Balbir Singh.

He also said that the Sikh community wouldn’t hesitate to start protests if the principal did not withdraw the statement.

Sikhs are the most generous people in the world: Study

Whenever there is a problem, Sikhs merge as saviours for the victims. ‘Sikh Community’, selflessly coming forward to help the people who are affected by cyclones, floods etc. This sums up the essential Sikh community for you!

Then there is a Sikh Charity which provides food to hungry and homeless people. They are well known for their humanitarian work for refugees all over the world. They have also joined hands to support flood-hit victims.

With active Volunteers from the National Government Organisation, they set up a community kitchen in several parts of the world in order to provide food to the sufferers. They are intensely working to expand this selfless work.

One of the best examples was that Gurdwara Sahib members and Khalsa Aid volunteers cooked and served hot meals to Kerala flood-hit victims when the entire state faced a terrible experience due to heavy downpour.

We have also seen them taking one step ahead by donating a kidney to their friends to bridge the communal gap and no wonder why they are good people.

A recent study by BBC reveals that Sikhs are the most generous people in the world. The study goes on to prove that religion can make people much more generous in their day-to-day lives.

Research commissioned by the BBC came to know that people who claim to have a religious belief are significantly more likely to give to charity than non-believers.

It has been learnt that both Sikhs and Jews emerged as the most likely to share their ‘worldly goods with a noble cause’ who are cut above the rest of other religions in the world.

The study also carried out for the BBC’s network of local radio stations where it found that levels of generosity across the British public are increasingly high but highest among those with religious faith.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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