In a world where selfishness has become a way of life, where even human life has lost its value, it is rare to come across acts of kindness. And when you do, your faith in humanity is restored after efforts of this sikh.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sarwan Singh removed his turban to save a dog from being drowned in an irrigation canal in Punjab. He himself didn’t know how to swim, but didn’t hesitate in climbing down to save the dog. Making a rope from his turban, the young man rescued the frightened dog.
“I stopped my car and went over to check what was happening. I was shocked to see that there was a dog drowning but no was actually helping,” he said. ‘The moment I started taking off my turban, people watching around were shocked. They thought I was disrespecting my faith.”
At a time when passers-by don’t come forward to even help a dying man on the road, this young man almost risked his life to save a dog. Because every life counts.
Removing the turban outside the house is prohibited in Sikhism, but this hasn’t stopped Sikh men from doing so when a life was at stake. Last year, 2 Sikh youths had saved a group of youngsters from being drowned in a canal in Sangrur. Or the time when a Sikh youth from New Zealand removed his turban to save the life of a child.