Sikh volunteers cook and serve hot meals to flood-affected people in Kerala
The southern state of Kerala in India recently witnessed nature’s wrath when unprecedented flooding caused massive destruction and claimed over 350 lives. More than 300,000 people have been displaced and are currently living in relief camps across the state. Thousands others are stranded in their own homes with only a limited amount of food and other supplies at their disposal.
In this unfortunate situation, the country is uniting to help the victims of the Kerala floods in their hour of distress, and help is pouring in from every corner of India.
Khalsa Aid, a UK-based Sikh NGO, is among the many organisations that have come forward to offer assistance. Volunteers from the Indian wing of the NGO have collaborated with the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Kochi to set up a community kitchen that feeds 3000 people in relief camps.
They are doing this to ensure that the people do not go hungry, or rely only on dry food items like biscuits and rusks, but get to eat a healthy, warm meal every day, to keep their energy up.
It should be noted that just a few months ago, Khalsa Aid volunteers traveled to Syria to provide Iftar Meals and gifts to refugees there. Last year too, they traveled to Bangladesh to feed Rohingya refugees.