The Sikh community is widely known for its profusion and free giving nature. Elucidating the value of ‘Sarbat da Bhalla’ which means “well-being for all”. A United Kingdom-based NGO ‘Khalsa Aid’ is offering iftar food packages for the Syrian refugees in Iraq and Lebanon.
Sawa for Development and Aid has backed the efforts of the Sikh community in order to provide fresh iftar to the Syrian migrants. The NGO has served over 5,000 Syrians in Lebanon every day through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.
“We are funding #Ramadan Fresh food ( Iftar ) for 5000 #Syrian Refugees daily in Lebanon! Food is freshly prepared & served. Our thx to our friends @SawaForDev for their wonderful support. #Iftar” – tweeted the Khalsa Aid.
The long efforts have been run over the month and have been named as the ‘Sawa Aid’ which means “together” in Arabic. The kitchen has been active for over the past half-decade and has been operational with the help of donations.
It has aided towards sparkling a though of belonging for a community that has to make a get away from their homeland in order to escape tyranny.
The UK NGO has been termed as the first ever cross-border international humanitarian aid organization on the basis of Sikh principles. The organization was founded by Ravinder Singh who himself was in the scrape of Kosovo in 1999.