Meet Pat Singh Cheung, The Chinese Man Who Turned To Sikhism After A Life-Changing Discovery

In Sikh tradition, a truly religious person is one who is not just spiritual but also serves the communities around them...

Meet, Pat Singh Cheung, one of the very few Sikhs of Chinese-descent in the world. Cheung a resident of Vancouver's Chinatown was intrigued when he saw a long line of people outside a Community centre. 

According to CBC News, when he went up to inquire, he was handed a glove to start distributing food at Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen.

And since then Cheung decided to embrace Sikhism in its entirety. Pat Singh Cheung now dons a turban, has uncut hair and wears kara. Cheung who is a photographer and a marathon runner follows a very strict schedule. He wakes up at 3:30 a.m., during what is called 'amrit vela,' for prayers and follows it up with a run everyday. 

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Cheung who is part of the Guru Nanak Free Kitchen team serves meals ever Sunday. It's a feel good factor for Cheung because he knows that he is helping people. According to CBC,  he has written and published a pamphlet called "3 Facts about Sikhi" in Cantonese to spread the world of equality and the tenets of Sikihism to Chinese people.

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