- In India, 29,000 people have been infected with coronavirus
- Bangla Sahib Gurdwara has been providing food to more than 75,000 people
- Delhi police as a mark of respect paid a tribute to city's gurdwara
New Delhi: In these tough times of a global pandemic, among gloom and doom stories come a few positive ones that reaffirm faith in the goodness of humanity which stands tall in the face of adversity. The Delhi Police on April 27, paid a tribute to the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in the city for their day-and-night service in the times of coronavirus.
The Gurdwara has been providing food to around 75,000 people on a daily basis during the nation-wide lockdown so that no one stays hungry in the capital. Moreover, the gurdwara has turned its guest house into a safe and comfortable living space for India’s health care workers who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, the Gurdwara had also handed over its premises to renowned hospitals so that they could use it to keep the coronavirus patients.
Impressed by this gesture of Delhi Police, the Prime Minister shared the video of Delhi Police performing a ‘parikrama’ or procession around the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, in the heart of the national capital. PM Modi said,
Good gesture by the Delhi Police. Our Gurudwaras have been doing exceptional work in serving people. Their compassion is appreciable
Good gesture by the @DelhiPolice.
Our Gurudwaras have been doing exceptional work in serving people. Their compassion is appreciable. https://t.co/hdTn6vDFtj
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2020
The cavalcade of police officials on motorcycles and four-wheelers was led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Eish Singhal. After taking a round of the shrine, the police officials also helped prepare the langar (food) at the Gurdwara. Talking about the initiative, Deputy Commissioner Eish Singhal said,
In the present times, when COVID-19 is taking its toll on our society, there are a few individuals and organisations who have risen to the occasion and have gone beyond the call of their duty to help people. I wish to sincerely appreciate the humanitarian work being done by Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.
As a mark of our appreciation, police patrolling vehicles, including COVID-19 Patrol bikes, did a parikrama (round) of the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib complex. We hope the management will continue to help poor and needy the way it has done in the past while following the words of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, he added.