Global Sikhs – Mission Aceh

When I was in Malaysia I had a chance to meet with a lot of different Sikhs there. During one of those meetings we talked about the huge destructive Tsunami which hit Dec 26th 2004 (Indonesia, India, etc). They told me stories of how the local Malaysian Sangat had risen to the call to serve in a time of need, by bringing food and aid to remote areas of Indonesia that were not getting help. The below video is from a documentary (DVD) which was created to document the service that was done. This is another good video that I watched the other day while I was sick. It was inspiring to see the efforts of the Malaysian Sangat. They did an awesome job!

I hope that Sikhs take this example and serve others even in “normal” times, however big or small the service. We shouldn’t have to wait for a huge disaster to get out and serve. Sikhs must be known for service otherwise we will be persecuted. We already see discrimination and hate towards Sikhs as a result of mis-understandings about who Sikhs are. People see turbans and think arab/muslim/terrorist/iraq. We want them to see the Turban and think Peace/Service/Humble/Sikh.

SikhNet Seva CentralAny seva is good, but I think it is also important that we get out and serve people within our community (not just at Gurdwara and other Sikhs). So…take this opportunity to make a commitment to yourself to start doing something. Get some friends or family together and do it together. You can be the leader and make it happen! You can also head over the SikhNet’s Seva Central and see different seva projects.

“This is a time to befriend those who have no friends, this is a time to serve those who cannot be served, this is a time to uplift those who do not know how to spell it. This is a time you must relate to your spirit and vitality so that you can have virtue, this is the real time of sharing, caring….” – YB

4 Responses to “Global Sikhs – Mission Aceh”

  1. Jagdeep Singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa!!!
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fathe!!!

    This video is truely inspiring and very moving. It is evident that Waheguru guided them in their efforts to those in great need. The Global Sikhs Team has lived up to the spirit of Sewa and we can all learn so much from them. May Waheguru bless the Sewadars for their precious work. The value of their work cannot be estimated or detrimined.

    May Waheguru guide those who are still recovering from the Tsunami and kepp them in his everlasting love.

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa!!!
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fathe!!!

  2. Pritam Singh says:

    Yeah its a good thing that we as Sikhs deploy yourselves to help people in need. It think it is wierd that they only had 3 days though. We need to get a program that is only designed to do things like this. We have programs that will participate in these matters but we need a special one just for relief to naturaul disasters and freak accidents. Having only 3 days isnt enough. Im thankful to the people who use their time for people in need.

  3. Jagjit says:

    An earthquake has jolted Indonesia last week..

    GS are now sending their logistics team in the affected area to help out the survivors… Let me share an sms which i got from the GS’ main sewadar

    “Update on GS’s response to Yogja Earthquake. We are preparing a logistics team to supply aid to villages in Bantul. Malaysian Goverment has accepted GS’s mission voluntering” Harbinder Singh

    To donate to GS funds pls visit, http://www.snsm.org.my/globalsikhs/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=69

  4. Jagjit says:

    in 3days we set up da whole Global Sikhs operation..

    the whole mission lasted for 4months. over 200 GS volunteers went to Aceh to help out