Beyond the call of duty: The Sant Nirankari Mission

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Mussoorie, Extraordinary times like these individuals and communities have come forward to do their bit in helping and assisting not only the State administration but also individuals in need.

The Sant Nirankari Mission,  Uttarakhand has always been the flag bearer helping everyone across the length and breadth of the hill-state during their hour of need. From Kedarnath deluge to cleanliness drives, education, Girl Child Mission, Say no to plastic, taking care of the elderly, distributing ration to the needy the Sant Nirankari Mission and their sevadaars have never shunned responsibility but voluntarily stepped in to help in all possible ways.

Today, the Mission promised its 70-75 retreats to the State Government to be used as Isolation Wards for Covid-19, if need arises. These retreats, spread  over all 13 districts of Uttarakhand have their maximum presence in Pauri, Uttarkashi, Haridwar, Dehradun and Tehri district.

Speaking to Newspost, Mussoorie Zonal In-charge, Harbhajan Singh says, “There are 70-75 Nirankari Mission buildings within Uttarakhand and close to 40-45 retreats are under me directly. We as a community have come forward to do the best we can during this period.” Adding, “The Dehradun Police Department got in touch with us asking us to house close to 100-150 migratory labours who had no homes to go back to, post the lockdown. The Sant Nirankari Mission has decided to house these people at our Rest Camp Bhawan, in Dehradun. Their housing and food will be taken care off by the Mission, until the situation gets better.

Applauding the gesture, SSP Dehradun Arun Mohan Joshi said, “This is a crisis which the entire nation is facing and it is very heartening to see individuals and communities such as the Sant Nirankari Mission coming forward to help the State administration is these testing times.