Gurdwaras raise langar funds for Rohingyas in Bangladesh | Sikh Vogue

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Gurdwaras in Punjab and Delhi are raising funds to support the Khalsa Aid’s langar initiative at the border town of Teknaf in Bangladesh where Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar are reaching in large numbers every day . According to the volunteers involved in fundraising, donations have been collected from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, as well as gurdwaras in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Khanna, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali and Jagraon. Collections are likely to continue for a few days.

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) not only announced a Rs 2 lakh donation to Khalsa Aid for the Rohingy as’ cause but also helped volunteers raise money at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib on September 16 and 17. “We received very good response from the sangat (devotees) coming to the gurdwara and people came forward on their own to contribute money to help the refugees,” said Kulbir Singh, who was one of the volunteers collecting funds.”We also did the same at a gurdwara in Gurgaon,” he said.

Gurdwaras in Punjab and Delhi are raising funds to support the Khalsa Aid’s langar initiative at the border town of Teknaf in Bangladesh where Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar are reaching in large numbers every day . According to the volunteers involved in fundraising, donations have been collected from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, as well as gurdwaras in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Khanna, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali and Jagraon. Collections are likely to continue for a few days.

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) not only announced a Rs 2 lakh donation to Khalsa Aid for the Rohingy as’ cause but also helped volunteers raise money at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib on September 16 and 17. “We received very good response from the sangat (devotees) coming to the gurdwara and people came forward on their own to contribute money to help the refugees,” said Kulbir Singh, who was one of the volunteers collecting funds.”We also did the same at a gurdwara in Gurgaon,” he said.

Khanna-based Bhupinder Singh and Jaskanwar Singh revealed that apart from doing fund-raising in gurdwaras in Khanna, they had also collected money at the historic Gurdwara Jyoti Saroop in Fatehgarh Sahib.
Khalsa Aid, India, managing director Amarpreet Singh, who is leading the team of volunteers at Teknaf running the langar, said they were preparing food for around 25,000 persons every day.

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