Sudama Pal | Editor
Ghaziabad/New Delhi : The Sant Nirankari Mission and its administrative wings have been instrumental in reaching out to lakhs and lakhs of Indian brothers and sisters who have been affected by the complete lockdown in the country owing to the global spread of the corona virus. As soon as the PM announced lockdown across the country on the 24th of March 2020, SNM realised that the underprivileged sections of the society would be in need of basic food items for their families.
The Sant Nirankari Mandal sent message to all its 95 zones and 3000 plus branches across India to facilitate and provide food/ration to the needy families. From that day onwards, the devotees of the Nirankari Mission and the volunteers of the Sant Nirankari Sewadal have been providing dry ration and langar to lakhs of people on daily basis. As an approximation, around 100000 people are being served freshly prepared langar every day. Various other branches in major and even smaller towns of India have been contributing in some way or the other, some distributing tea and cookies, some preparing langar and some offering dry ration. Many branches are also serving meals, refreshments and tea to the frontliner warriors including police and health workers in their respective areas. The pan India branches of the Mission have also distributed around 100000 packets of dry ration to the needy families. The Jabalpur branch has prepared and handed over 4200 masks to the collector of the city.
Sant Nirankari Mission has contributed Rupees Five Crores in the PM Cares Fund, along with 50 lakhs each in the CM Fund of Haryana, Punjab, Uttrakhand and Maharashtra.
These contributions were appreciated and lauded by all the respectable chief ministers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji through their respective tweets.
A few of the branches that are actively participating in Delhi-NCR include Nirankari Colony, Rohini, Rohtas Nagar, Mangol Puri, Madangir, Peera Garhi, Mehrauli, Gita Colony, Model Town, Sultan Puri, Rani Bagh, Prem Nagar, Mubarakpur, Mukherjee Nagar, Harsh Vihar, Nand Nagri, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida etc in Delhi. Cities from across the nation include Ludhiana, Amritsar, Barnala, Chandigarh, Kotkapura, Gurdaspur, Poata Sahib, Hoshiarpur,Shimla, RajPura, Jammu, Udhampur, Jullundhur, Longowal, Panipat, Karnal, Sonepat, Hisar, Yamunanagar, Fatehabad, Bundi, Jaipur, Barmer, Bikaner, Alwar, Bhilwara, Laxmangarh, Sriganganagar, Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Udaipur, Jabalpur, Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal, Morena, Rewa, Satna, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Kolhapur, Sholapur, Kolkata, Bardhman, Howra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Jhansi, Saharanpur, Mussurie, Chamba, Dehradun, Rajgarh, Sirmaur, Katni, Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Patna, Nalanda, Gaya, Ranchi, Goa, Raipur etc among many more.
Numerous contributions are also being made by Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation. This social welfare wing of the mission is offering medical advice and support to citizens through a helpline, which is being attended by various doctors from the mission along with medicos from other hospitals including Medanta hospital, Gurugram. SNCF has also committed 10000 PPE Kits to the Delhi Govt. for the safety of doctors and medical staff. The foundation has worked to provide ration etc to migrant workers. The school being run by SNCF have been offered as Isolation/Quarantine centres to various govts. The foundation has also come forward to donate blood in this moment of global medical emergency.
The Sant Nirankari Mission has also offered to make available its satsang bhawans as quarantine centres, in case of need by state or central govts. The Yamuna nagar bhawan is already being used as a quarantine centre.
All these contributions of the Sant Nirankari Mission are being applauded and appreciated by various sections of the society, including common men, various social and religious organisations, police deptt., local administrative representatives along with state and central govts.
The Sant Nirankari Mission has been contributing to the social upliftment, relief and rehabilitation of the society for the last 90 years along with its core ideology of spiritual awareness. The previous masters of the mission have led the humanitarian cause with a sense of responsibility and compassion.
The current head of the Mission, Satguru Mata Sudiksha Ji Maharaj is also guiding the devotees of the mission to come forward and fulfil their responsibility along with following the directives of the health agencies and govts, that are focussed at social distancing and hand/face hygiene. The Mission believes that it is our duty and not a favour on any one to contribute with our complete might and empathy. All the devotees are taking due care to wear masks and use sanitizers before and after preparing langar or distributing ration.
The Mission pledges to stand by the country, praying for the current crisis to get over soon, with health and happiness prevailing across all sections of the society.