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Coronavirus: Minority Sikhs donate over Rs 1 lakh in Kargil

Last Updated on April 6, 2020 at 6:23 am

With a largely Muslim dominated region, two Sikh families living in Kargil have donated over Rs one lakh to the district administration to fight against Coronavirus.

Interestingly there are only these two Sikh families in a village where the Muslim population is 1.15 lakh. Kargil is one of the worst affected regions in entire country where many cases of the virus have been reported.

The Sikh families headed by Sardar Karan Singh who is also the chief of Gurudwara Civil Sanghat of the area visitedthe deputy commissioner office and donated a cheque of Rs 1.28 lakh to Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary.

Sardar Karan Singh, a teacher by profession said that in the time when entire world is battling the deadly Coronavirus disease, the contribution by two families is nothing. “We are just following the teachings of our Gurus to help everyone without discriminating on the basis of caste or religion. We have donated what we could and promise that we will do it even in future” said Sardar Karan Singh.

Baseer-ul-Haq Chowdary said that he is very thankful to the Sikh Community for their generous contribution.

In Ladakh, there were 14 COVID-19 cases, out of which 9 have been discharged after recovering while 5 are still undergoing treatment.