Focus - Social
One of the famous
battles fought at Saragarhi is a historical evidence in itself to prove that how brave the
Sikhs are. It is a historical fact that a group of just 32 sikh soldiers fought against a
strong army of 10,000 and even after the continous commands from the base unit that they
can not send any enforcement in time hence they must retreat but these 32 Sikhs refused to
retreat on the pretext that their Guru never taught them to retreat or run away from the
battle field. They fought with extreme courage and bravery till their last breath and held
the fort. Although the last soldier was just a signalman, who sent back a signal that all
others have attained martyrdom and now he is going for it. All these thirty-two Sikhs
sacrificed their lives and they were honored by the British Government with the Victoria
Cross, which is the highest honor a soldier can attain in the army. The chapter of their
bravery is still being taught in France to the school kids as one of the bravest races.
As per the general
official observations the 2% Sikhs make the maximum contribution to feed the entire nation
by the way of producing agriculture products.
It has been observed
and experienced by various states of India that during any kind of natural calamity these
2% Sikhs are always in the forefront to provide any kind of help to the fellow country men
in need, may it be storm hit Andhra Pradesh or earth Quake hit Gujrat.
It is a general belief
and known fact that even after being just 2% in population, the Sikhs can be found all
over the world in each and every country and are known for being very enterprising,
sincere and hard working.
One will never find a
Sikh begging any where in the world, such is the self respect and pride of the Sikhs, but
at the same time it has also been observed that in Punjab the state dominated by Sikh
population one will never find a starving suffering beggar because Sikhs are generous,
kind, big hearted and charitable people.
The Langar (Community
Kitchen) in all the Gurughars (Places of worship) all over the world are run by voluntary
contributions and services provided by all the Sikhs, which offers free food (Langer) and
shelter to all the visitors coming to the Gurughar with out any kind of discrimination of
caste, creed, religion, origin or color, which is other wise quite prevalent in India.
Very often even the
richest of the Sikhs visit the Gurughars to pay their respects and to do Seva (Service)
which can vary from cleaning, washing utensils, cooking or serving food (Langar) to the
sangat (congregation) besides polishing the shoes of all the visitors with utmost
humility, respect and sincerity with out any kind of discrimination of caste, creed,
color, religion or origin. Such esteemed stretcher is given to the service being done for
humanity with extreme humility in Sikhism.
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