Surrey, BC – The BC Sikh community will be helping raise funds for the victims of the Pakistan floods this Saturday, August 21, 2010.
Pakistan has been heavily flooded. The damage done is quite extensive, according to the Canadian Red Cross, the floods have affected over 20 million people, across 70% of the country. Aid has been slow to reach the area, as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated:
“This has been a heart-wrenching day – I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed. In the past I have witnessed many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this. I am here… to share my sympathy and solidarity of the United Nations together with the people and government of Pakistan at this time of trial. I am here also to urge the world community to speed up their assistance to Pakistan.” (news.sky.com)
It is imperative that Canadians respond to this tragedy with gusto. The BC Sikh Community will be raising funds this Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 9am – 9pm. Donations will be collected at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara and other Gurdwaras around the lower mainland.
After hearing about the heart wrenching tales coming from Pakistan, and the scale of damage, GNSG decided to take a lead in raising funds for the victims. “The Sikh Community needs to rally for Pakistan like it did for Haiti”, said GNSG Society President Bikramjit Singh, “the damage is great, and donations for Pakistan have been slow coming, from all over the world. It will be for the BC Sikh Community to lead the charge and help their fellow manReference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/community-out-reach/32052-bc-sikh-community-raise-funds-pakistan.htmlReference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=32052
in their time of struggle”. http://www.gurunanakgurdwara.ca/2010...-flood-victims