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Sikh community warm hearts as volunteers sanitise Jama Masjid for Eid 2020

Known for its Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb, Old Delhi witnessed a glimmer of hope in the midst of dark times as members of Sikh community came forward to sanitise Jama Masjid ahead of Eid 2020

Sikh community warm hearts as volunteers sanitise Jama Masjid for Eid 2020
New Delhi, First Published May 25, 2020, 12:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr namaz, a number of members of Sikh community, 'United Sikhs' -- a civil rights and humanitarian non-profit organisation, sanitised the Jama Masjid here on Sunday.

Parminder Singh, one of the members, said, "It is not just Masjid, but we are also cleaning churches and temples."

"We do not discriminate on religious grounds. When we walk with our holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, all the religions and their followers are the same for us. It is written in our holy book that we are all god's creation. We are also sanitising the temples and churches. We have been working for the past 50-60 days," Singh told IANS.

Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Ahmed Shah Bukhari said this is the need of the hour in the nation that people take care of each other.

"The way people from Sikh community sanitised the Jama Masjid is the beauty of this nation. Amid the fight against the coronavirus, it is very important to help each other. I hope this beauty of the nation is maintained," the Shahi Imam said.

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in India on Monday.

Not just in Delhi but amid the fight against coronavirus, the pictures from across the nation have emerged where people were helping each other without any discrimination.

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu has been serving sehri and iftar during the holy month of Ramadan to around 500 Muslims who were quarantined at the Aashirwad Bhawan as it was converted into a quarantine centre.

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