Sikh community thanks firefighters for their efforts

vancouver firefightersVancouver, Canada: Firefighters, who saved a Sikh holy book from the burning ashes of a religious school in Vancouver last week, were rewarded for their efforts on Saturday.

Members of the city’s Sikh community showed up at a number of fire halls to give fire crews a taste of their traditional meal.

The holy book that was saved is the Guru Granth Saheb.

Somehow, it was rescued from a fire that nine days ago destroyed the Khalsa Elementary School.

It was kept in an area that was totally untouched by the fire. Everything else in the building was scorched and burnt

News that the book had been saved galvanized the Sikh community, and has lead to closer ties between Sikhs and local firefighters.

The gesture was more then appreciated.

“We do a lot I think in our communities and for our communities and a lot of times it’s rare that we are given something back,” said Capt. Randy Hebenton of the Vancouver Fire Department.

Fire crews feasted on a traditional meal that included Saag, made out of mustard, and a sweet dish, made out of semolina.

They have been promised more any time they want it.

Video Clip: http://watch.ctv.ca/news/clip201624#clip201624
Source: CTV British Columbia

3 comments

  1. JAGJIT SINGH MUKANDPURI

    REGREAT FROM ALL PLEASE I HAVE WRONG SPPELED HOLY AS WHOLY’

  2. JAGJIT SINGH MUKANDPURI

    WE MANY TIMES CONFUSED OR MISTAKEN GURU GARANTH SIHAB AS WHOLY BOOK. WHAT WE FORGET THAT GURU GARANTH SAHIB WAS PROMOTED GURUSHIP BY GURU GOBIND SINGH JI.SO WE SHOULD BE REMAIN ALERT.WE SHOULD ALLWAYS BE THANKFULLNESS AND FORGIVENESS.

  3. this is the beauty of sikhism…sikhs have the golden heart against all others and this makes sikhs proud …..

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