On Friday, Leicester’s Sikh community came together to raise money and donate much needed items to support the relief efforts for victims of the Nepal Earthquake.
Working alongside UK charity Khalsa Aid as part of a national mobilisation, a collection of key items such as Hand Sanitizer, Wet Wipes, Dried Baby Milk Powder and Water Purification Tablets were collected.
Ravinder Singh, the founder of Khlasa Aid is already on the ground in Nepal delivering aid.
In the evening a charity Kirtan Darbar took place in the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara on East Park Road. Prayers were said for the victims and survivors of the earthquake as well as music and hymns sung.
In total just under £4000 was raised and several tonnes of food donated.
The items will be taken down to the Khalsa Aid team in London and will be transported by Saturday 2nd May.
Kartar Singh who organised the event said “It is in times of crisis that we show our collective humanity and the response and support has been phenomenal; our thoughts and prayers go out to all in Nepal who have been impacted by this disaster.”
Vic Sethi a Leicester businessman donated two pallets of items for the cause, and attended the evenings charity event, he said “Its not just the Sikhs, but people from all works of life came today and contributed to this worthy cause”