With God’s name comes well being, and with His blessings may there be peace for everyone. These form the last words of the Sikh prayer Ardas, but for Ravi Singh these were the beginning of a new era. Inspired by the Sikh idealogy of well being for all, Ravinder Ravi Singh founded Khalsa Aid in the year 1999 with the sole purpose of reaching out to those in need regardless of race, religion and borders.
Recently, they have been in news (or not in news!) for their humanitarian work in war torn Syria. For the past two weeks, Ghouta near Damascus has witnessed a loss of over 500 lives. The bombings by the Syrian government in the rebel held region has led to exodus of refugees in the neighboring countries. While the world ignored its plight including much of the Indian media which was going frenzy over covering the death of a bollywood actress, Khalsa aid reached out to them helping their bit to make their lives a little better. The group has been engaged in the region since 2014 and their humanitarian relief work has been lauded across the world.
|Source : UNOCHA and CNN|
Nearly seven years of relentless violence in Syria has displaced half of Syria’s population, including 6.1 million internally displaced, and 5.5 million Syrians living as refugees in the region. Despite the generosity of the neighbouring countries, most Syrian refugee families – and many in their host communities – fall below the poverty line and struggle to meet basic needs.
While the World continues to ignore Syria with UN passing namesake resolutions with no concreate action, Khalsa Aid volunteers are helping people in war torn Nation.
Not Just Prayers But it is Heroes Like the Khalsa Aid Is What Syria and Humanity Needs Right Now.