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Dil Se Sewa Oxygen Langars: Contribute Now To Help India Breathe

At a time of despair, distress and devastation, as the second wave of COVID-19 sees health infrastructure crumble and people struggling for oxygen and hospital beds for their near and dear ones, the Sikh tradition of Sewa or selfless service has provided a ray of hope. From Oxygen Langars, ambulances, beds for patients, each gurdwara is working tirelessly to offer comfort and hope. To contribute for the initiative to help India breathe, click here.


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Highlights Of #DilSeSewa Telethon: An Initiative To Provide Oxygen And Hospital Support To COVID-19 Patients

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee are back with a special campaign, Dil Se Sewa - Helping India Breathe. The campaign aims to provide the urgently needed support as the country reels under a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds raised under the initiative will support the gurdwara's critical interventions like the 'oxygen langars', a newly created COVID care facility, free ambulance service among others.

Here are the highlights of the #DilSeSewa telethon:

May 16, 2021
19:00 (IST)
#DilSeSewa: At a time of despair and devastation, the Sikh tradition of sewa provides a ray of hope to many

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  • Manjinder Singh Sirsa
    We worked on war footing to ensure people get access to oxygen and also built a 400 bed hospital in record time for COVID-19 patients.Manjinder Singh SirsaPresident, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee
  • Bhumi Pednekar
    At this point what is important is the intent to want to help people. If you have the intention, go out there and save people.Bhumi PednekarActor & Covid Warrior
  • Rohit Shetty
    The pandemic has taught us one thing, that we all need to come together to fight any problem.Rohit ShettyDirector & Producer
  • Rajkummar Rao
    We all are in this together and we all are doing whatever we can, but as I say, there's still a lot to do.Rajkummar RaoActor
  • Mahua Moitra
    Gurdwaras have moved us to a higher plane, it has made us a better person.Mahua MoitraLok Sabha MP, Trinamool Congress

About The Campaign

About The Campaign

India is in crisis. 

At a time when infection rates are soaring and every day brings grim news, at a time when beds, oxygen, medicine & hope seem to have all run out, all of India is feeling the same despair, the same distress, the same devastation. 

But through the darkness, there has been a ray of light.

The Sikh community has been at the forefront of relentlessly helping people during through the pandemic. If the rich living tradition of food sharing, as widely practiced in langars or community kitchens, fed millions last year, then this year the langars have provided an even more critical & basic element of life – oxygen.

In the time honoured Sikh tradition of selfless service and compassion, these Oxygen Langars sprang up almost immediately across affected cities, and in gurdwaras, where volunteers stood with oxygen cylinders for hours, helping breathless patients breathe, helping India breathe.

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee & NDTV are coming together for a special fundraising campaign, Dil Se Sewa – Helping India Breathe.

The funds raised will aid in providing this urgently needed support, amongst many others. It will go to support the gurdwara’s immediate & critical interventions like the oxygen langars, a newly created COVID care facility and the free ambulance service. But it will also contribute to other existing efforts that all aim to strengthen India’s health system for the future  – the free dialysis hospital, the low cost MRI & CT Scan centre and the dawakhanas that provide medicines at reasonable rates.

About The Partners

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) is an autonomous organisation which manages Gurdwaras in Delhi state. DSGMC also manages various educational institutions, hospitals, old age homes, libraries and other charitable institutions in Delhi.

It is headquartered in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, near Parliament House. The Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Management Committee (DSGMC) came into existence in 1974. Elections to the committee take place every four years.

Ponty Chadha Foundation 

Initiated by Mrs. Jatinder Kaur Chadha in September 2014, in the memory of her late husband, the erstwhile visionary Chairman of the Wave Group, Mr. Ponty Chadha, The Ponty Chadha Foundation (PCF) is the CSR arm of the Wave Group. The foundation addresses areas pertaining to hunger and food security, community health, education and skill training, sports for children and corporate employees and running awareness drives for sanitation, women safety & fitness beside others. It collaborates with government agencies and support associations like Delhi Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (DGPC) to extend community service in the areas that are deemed critical for the masses, especially weaker section of the society. It has handed over 60 oxygen concentrators, thousands of water bottles and given monetary assistance to the tune of INR 10 lakh towards pandemic mitigation in UP and Delhi.

One of the prominent initiatives undertaken by the foundation is Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN), a one-of-its-kind school in the country, founded in 1999 for children with special needs in the areas of education, vocational training, occupational and physical therapy, and capacity building. The completely free provisions have empowered around 25000 children with special needs, till date.

*Disclaimer: NDTV is the broadcast partner for a 2-hour telethon to support the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to raise money to provide oxygen, ambulances and hospital beds to those in need during the current surge in COVID-19 cases. The contributions are received by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and shall be utilized according to a plan prepared and monitored by them. 


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