Lifestyle & News: Outreach and Seva
On October 4th, 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti. It is the worst disaster to have hit Haiti since the January 12, 2010 catastrophic earthquake, which, according to CNN, measured 7.0 magnitude and killed approximately 316,000 people and injured 300,000 more.
"The burritos are one small thing, but the big thing is that we restore their trust," founding director Ravi Singh said.
In less than three hours, hungry passers-by devoured 1,500 samosas, a vat full of fried bread puris and two giant pans of chickpeas courtesy of the Langar service.
International Langar Week (from 3rd Oct to 9th Oct) is a week long campaign, across the globe, with the mission - HELLO LANGAR GOODBYE WORLD HUNGER.
The University of Alberta Students' Union building was a sea of multi-coloured turbans on Tuesday in a broad-based show of support for the Sikh community.
The condition of the ward was pathetic and the poor were the worst affected. So, he decided to do something about it and started buying them food and medicines. Gurmeet Singh has donated his blood on multiple occasions as well.
“There’s an opportunity here to reach out and educate each other about cultural diversity,” he said. “It’s something we celebrate.”
“I always talked about becoming a singer but being a Punjabi girl with conservative parents made this dream feel impossible. I would constantly hear the ‘worst case scenario’ stories of the music industry.”
The new SikhNet will be unveiled soon. Now is the time we are looking for 10 excellent writers, photographers, videographers, poets and bloggers to share, inspire, elevate others by becoming a SikhNet Seva Champion.
From Oregon they flew down to Los Angeles to participate in the set up and running of the Vaisakhi celebration. Watch the video below to see what these yoga trainees said about their experience doing seva and being part of this blessed Sikh event.