Even after being a Metropolitan city and having enormous options for food and shelter, survival can be tough in the capital. We are so delighted with the Sikh community for their kind gesture. They have decided to serve daily langar to Tamil Nadu Farmers Protesting in Jantar Mantar, Delhi.
As we all know the Sikh community has opened their hearts, and the doors of the Gurudwaras whenever the world has needed them the most.
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided to feed these farmers who are fighting for loan waiver and drought relief package.
According to NDTV, Bangla Sahib Gurudrawa has been supplying meals to the farmers for over three months now. President of DSGMC, Manjit Singh, told NDTV, “These protesters at Jantar Mantar come from far places. Neither do they know the language nor where to go to eat. So we deliver langar food twice a day to them. We would have provided them accommodation too, but they haven’t asked for that service yet.”
Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Gurudwara which has a striking golden dome and Sarovar, serves around 10,000 visitors every day. The meal contains a full diet including chapatis, dal, sabzi and kheer.
Even after facing accusations for creating allegiance to their protest, DSGMC has made clear that they will not stop serving anyone who is seeking for Guru’s help. They also keep checking on their comfort and now send rice in the meals too, as they have realised they prefer rice over chapatis.
With around 60 per cent deficit in rainfall, the farmers in Tamil Nadu had to start protesting, after facing the worst ever drought to hit the state in the last 140 years. They aim for ₹40,000 crore drought relief package, farm loan waiver, setting up of the Cauvery Management Board, crop insurance for every farmer, and remunerative prices for their produce.
We, the Centre and the families of the farmers are grateful for the gratitude of the Sikh Community.