Sunday, April 26, 2015

DSGMC to offer langar and all possible help to quake victims in Nepal

In an emergency meeting of the members and officers of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) led by its president Manjit Singh GK it was decided to organise langars (community kitchen) in earth quake struck Nepal. The decision is considered historic as for the first time the Gurdwara committee is offering help to the people struck by a natural tragedy outside the country.

Manjit Singh GK told the media that a team led by senior leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Onkar Singh Thapar is leaving for Kathmandu, Nepal tomorrow morning to set up the base camp of DSGMC. Chaman Singh and Samardeep Singh Sunny are also part of the team, who would take stock of situation and on the basis of their report material for langar and other relief material would be sent.

DSGMC president said that on the plea of the government of India, DSGMC has started sending food packets for 25,000 people and is setting special camp shortly in Kathmandu for preparing round the clock langar for 10,000 people. “The Gurdwara committee is also setting up a control room for sending help to Bihar on the lines of help given to the people of Uttrakhand and Kashmir when in the past calamity struck the two states,” informed Manjit Singh GK who also informed that DSGMC is also offering langar to the protesters every day at Jantar Mantar, irrespective of their party, allegiance and issues raised by them.

Langar for the earth quake affected people in Bihar and Nepal is prepared at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib and Manjit Singh GK has appealed the people to come forward and support the most genuine cause for the mankind.

DSGMC General secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa informed that instructions for beginning langar came from SAD patron and Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and SAD president and Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal. “We are also ready to send dry ration, medicines, clothes, chappals, and blankets,” informed Sirsa.  Speaking on the availability of means for helping the people of Nepal and Bihar Sirsa informed that DSGMC has self sufficient resources to perform any kind of sewa and run without any kind of aid from government or any other agency.

DSGMC Joint secretary Amarjeet Singh Pappu, member Kulwant Singh Bath, Kulmohan Singh, Jatinder Singh Goldy, Darshan Singh, Chaman Singh and Paramjeet Singh Rana and former MLA Jatinder Singh Shanty were also present. After the meeting a delegation led by Onkar Singh Thapar met Nepal high commissioner in India and offered all possible help to Nepal in the hour of tragedy. 

With Thanks : MEDIA DSGMC

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