BY DAWOOD PEER
Khalsa Aid is an international NGO which is known for providing humanitarian aid in regions facing natural or manmade disasters. This organisation was founded by Ravinder(Ravi) Singh after seeing the plight of refugees in Kosovo, during the war in Yugoslavia in 1999. The organisation believes in the Sikh principle of “Sarbat da Bhala” which means well-being for all. They also believe in “Recognise the whole human race as one”. The Khalsa Aid has certainly led by example. At a time when world is faced with real humanitarian crisis, this NGO has taken the onus to provide relief to the innocent victims of the war. It is the instances like this which restores our belief in humanity. The continued support and assistance extended by the NGO is truly commendable. The Logical Indian applauds the effort of Khalsa Aid.
The team Khalsa Aid is often one of the first on the scene to help distribute food, water, clothing, medical and sanitation supplies. We fund and build semi-permanent shelters, if needed – anything that’s required in those early days to save lives, reduce people’s immediate suffering and help maintain their dignity. Whilst the inspiration for the charity stems from a strong belief in the Sikh principles, there work is by no means restricted to the Sikh community. Khalsa Aid became the first ever cross-border international humanitarian aid organisation based on the Sikh principles. Since 1999, they have been able to provide crucial aid to millions of people around the world: from victims of the Yemen Civil War to refugees landing on the shores of Greece from the Middle East and, more recently, the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar seeking refuge in Bangladesh; to earthquake, flood and hurricane-stricken areas in Nepal, Australia, and the Caribbean. The teams have helped residents in the UK cope with the devastating floods that swept through Cumbria and the south-west of England; and we were there to support the families who escaped the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London.
Humanity comes above all, moving beyond communal differences, everyone should choose to help people in need and distress. Brave volunteers of J&K STUDENT ASSOCIATION with KHALSA AID distributed stock groceries and essential items among hundreds of Kashmiri students in various countries of India. Jammu and Kashmir Students Association in collaboration with KHALSA AID Provided them all necessary assistance.KHALSA AID volunteers has served humanity irrespective of caste and Creed in every situation. This organization reminds us of human sufferings and teaches us love and compaction. Our sincere thanks go to Ravi Singh Ji and his team [ quoted ,team JKSA] .
Team thank all those who are actively supporting the Farmers protests in India. They are honoured to be supporting the protests on the ground through there India team, who are working to provide Langar and other essential commodities at this time. They are always humbled by the trust and love of their supporters however at present there is no active fundraising for farmers protest by Khalsa Aid International. Funds received to date intended for the farmers have been ring-fenced for the protests and will be used to support the work initiated so far. The team on the ground is working closely with the organisers of the protest. There have been no request for funds at this time, if and when they are approached they will share any projects or requests made via their social media platforms. They urge everyone to be vigilant and ensure any funds they do send are rightfully received. They continue to monitor developments closely and remain flexible to respond as and when required in an efficient manner.
They will always stand with those who suffered due to their faith and identity.
Dawood peer is activist associated with JKSA, can be reached at email@example.com