[Photos] Angie Rehal, one of the organizers at Seva Food Bank, said, “The food and funds collected allow us to not only feed more people but also tackle the issues of food security, hunger and poverty in our local community.”
Gurumustuk Singh says, "This is my personal experience as an American-born Sikh with parents from Christian and Jewish backgrounds; the changing world of Sikhi, and how various people are connecting with this lifestyle..."
Hundreds of thousands of free meals will be served up by Sikhs this week, as part of a tradition known as Langar. Live coverage of voluntary organisation, Midlands Langar Seva Society feeding the homeless in Birmingham City Centre.
Physical 'Sewa' assists in tuning with mental Sewa and leads eventually to realization of Creator. 5th Guru Arjan Dev ji, who himself often used to 'Mutti- Chappi' -massaging the feet of people, who came for his 'Darshan'.
Bhai Gurdas ji states in above line, if one is not performing 'Sewa' (service), your hands + feet are- Dhrig, Dhrig translated is like having a curse. Also anything else one does is fruitless performing to him.
Bottles of mineral water, clothes, medicines and foodstuffs are being provided to the flood affected people. Pregnant women that were lacking any assistance are being treated affectionately by the volunteers of the Sikh body.
May this tradition of community service continue to define and give a meaning to our existence. Guru ka langar, by this initiative, has reaffirmed that in times of crisis it is humanity that rises to the occasion, relegating all religious and other differences to the back burner.
It was not an easy and simple experience for the interviewing team. Witnessing the narratives and recording their experience they often had to transcend their overwhelming emotions when they shed tears with the persons that they interviewed.
A relief camp started by Kashmiri Sikhs a day before deluge hit Srinagar inside a Gurduwara in uptown Srinagar provided timely rescue and relief to thousands of flood-ravaged people. Three weeks after, the camp is still busy providing relief to an unending rush of flood-hit.
The theme of the Film Festival, “Mata Dharat - Mother Earth” focused the directors’ lenses on the environment and the future of the planet. 16 films from young Sikh directors were submitted from India, the United States and Kenya.
[VIDEO] Roque responded, “I know I can’t give you back what I wish I could, which is your brother, but I hope you find some comfort in knowing that I’m very sorry for what happened to your brother and your whole family and his wife and everyone.”