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Amid Coronavirus, Sikh Community helps elderly people by offering them free food | The Youth

The whole world is in a state of shock after the novel coronavirus pandemic impacted lakhs of people’s lives. So far, 8,970 people have passed away linked to coronavirus and 219,367 people were affected by the virus infection. Thankfully, 85,749 people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

It has been learnt that the coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of at least 3,158 people in China alone and 4,325 worldwide, as per the experts.

Even as China is finding it tough to bring the widespread infectious disease under control, several countries across the world are reporting cases of coronavirus.

People lost their loved ones to the deadly disease which originated in Wuhan, China.

Meanwhile, the Sikh community in the UK decided to assist the elderly people with free highly nutritious food and are delivering it to their houses in order to help others combat the deadly outbreak.

A man by the name of Harjinder Singh Kukreja recently took to his Twitter handle to announce that Sikhs in Slough, Berkshire, have come up with ‘Mobile Food Support’ for elderly people aged 65-years and above and will be delivering nutritious food to them.

Speaking to News18, Harjinder said: “Sikhs have been at the forefront of philanthropic work throughout the world. The community ongoingly delves into social causes which make a mammoth difference.”

When Australia fought the unprecedented bushfire crisis which is one of the worst wildfires in decades, it was the Sikh community that rose to the occasion to contribute to rescue operations.

Besides the initiative in the UK, Sikhs in Australia also are helping people in the need of the hour who are caught in self-isolation. As per Mail Online, the volunteers will be delivering free food to self-isolated people located in Melbourne’s south-east for the next two weeks.

One of the charity’s founders identified as Jaswinder Singh added that they were expecting as many as 300 orders for their first round of deliveries tonight.

“Some of those ordering are sick or disabled and we have had a few messages from people who are stressed and have quarantined themselves,” Mr Singh told Mail Online.

Harjinder Singh observed that the service provided vegetarian food and that customers could decide whatever they need from the menu on our Facebook page.

Sikhs hit the headlines for all the right reasons. Whenever there is a problem, the real heroes emerge as saviours for the victims. They have a community called ‘Sikh Community’, selflessly coming forward to help the people who are affected by cyclones, floods etc.

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.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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