A vertical crane lift was donated to Sri Darbar Sahib to aid in changing the Chola of the Nishan Sahib. The much needed machine was given following many reports of volunteers losing their life after failures with their ropes and climbing gear. The Chola in the past was changed manually by hand with a volunteer climbing the tall pole which holds the Chola of the Nishan Sahib.
The vertical crane will now make it easier for the sevadaar as it will provide much needed assistance and decrease the time of changing the Chola. Sikhs worldwide donate millions of dollars worth of gold but finally someone used their mind to actually donate something that is needed.