Two Jalandhar-based Sikhs lend a helping hand in flood-hit Assam

  • Jatinder Kohli, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2016 13:55 IST
Tajinderpal Singh and Harjeet Singh helping with a relief operation in Assam on Friday. (HT Photo)

Two volunteers of the local Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh Kirtan Sewa Society Tajinderpal Singh, 40, and Harjeet Singh, 31, left the city on July 31 for Jorhat district of Assam with medicines and packed food material for distribution among the flood-hit people there.

Both joined the UK-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), ‘Khalsa Aid’, in Assam in the relief operation.

Speaking to Hindustan Times on phone, Tajinderpal Singh, who owns a garment showroom in Peer Bodla Bazar, said that it was the duty of each human being to help those who are in trouble.

Singh, who had gone to Nepal when the country was hit by a major earthquake in 2015, said he, with volunteers of ‘Khalsa Aid’, is handing the distribution of food products, water bottles, medicines, clothes through boats.

Tajinderpal said that after seong them, other local Sikh families in Assam have also joined the relief operation.

A resident of New Harbans Nagar Singh, who holds ‘Nishkam Kirtan’ at people’ houses free of cost, said that people should come forward to help the people in distress.

He said he was influenced by Ravi Singh of Khalsa Aid, who helps victims of natural calamities and got a chance to meet him in Nepal, during earthquake relief operation.

Harjeet Singh of Raja Garden, who works as a carpenter, revealed that the level of water is decreasing in the area and the situation was getting normal.

Singh said it would take another week to complete rescue operations here.

Both said that they would carry on participating in rescue and relief operations in future also.

Tajinderpal’s society also helps poor patients in the civil hospital here by arranging medicines and food for them.

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