Sikhs Show Solidarity After Manchester Attack #WATWB

Compassion is a spiritual quality that is unique to mankind. The ability to see the suffering of others and take actions to help alleviate that suffering is central belief of Sikhism. This noble human trait is something that’s practiced by Sikhs the world over.

Just after the Manchester attack on May 22, the Sikh community opened its doors to those caught up in the Manchester terror attack.

From taxi driver Mann Singh and volunteers from Birmingham, to local gurdwaras, members of the Sikh community were at hand to offer transport, food, water and shelter as people struggled to come to terms with the Monday terror attack in Manchester.

Members of the community with placards reading “I Love MCR” were among the most conspicuous in Tuesday evening’s vigil in Manchester, attended by thousands of people mourning the 22 killed in the Manchester Arena blast.

Names and addresses of four gurdwaras near the area which offered shelter and food to anyone in need were retweeted. Sikh drivers switched off their taxi meters on Monday night, transporting many people in panic to their homes or hospitals.

 


The Sikh community has historically been one people in need could turn to and they did just that earlier this week, as well.

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18 thoughts on “Sikhs Show Solidarity After Manchester Attack #WATWB

  1. I am so touched by the generosity of the sikh community. Its a beautiful gesture of showing love and compassion to those in need. I am so happy to read this post and am glad there is still so much of goodness in this world. Thanks for sharing this post shilpa and inspiring me. Love and hugs 🙂
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  2. Hi Shilpa,

    I am here from one of the Facebook links that I clicked yesterday on my mobile. Since the topic sounds interesting I continued reading and hence the comment.
    Sikh people are one of the best people from the Indian society living in U.K who does care about others in the community irrespective of caste, religion or whatever matters in that case. In the bible, it is mentioned that you should treat those who are hungry with food. But, perhaps it is the Sikh community who do that in any place around the globe where they live as a community.

    Once again glad to be here in this interesting blog for the first time. Hoping to read more posts from you in future too! Have a great time blogging.

    Cheers

    Reji Stephenson
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  3. The ability of people to come together in times of crisis is always inspiring. The Sikh community is another example of the basic goodness we humans are capable of. Beautiful and hopeful post.

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  5. That is so amazing. Getting to know sikhs in India they stroke me as very inclusive, emphatic and good people. May all good forces join hands towards such evil and cruelty in the world
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