A 24-year-old Sikh set aside religious code by removing his turban to save four youth from drowning in a canal in Sangrur.
Four youths of Sarafa Bazaar Market had gone to a canal to immerse Ganesha idol on Friday last when a gush of water made them lose their balance at Sular Ghaat near Sunam village.
According to The Hindu, Inderpal Singh, who was sitting on embankment of the canal, noticed that the youths were drowning. He took off his turban, hurled it towards the youths and pulled them out with its help, police and eyewitnesses said.
The incident came to light after a video was circulated on the social media.
One of the youth saved said Mr. Singh had first tried to pull them out with the help of a wire that was lying on embankment of the canal but it broke. He then used his turban.
A remarkable story came from Sangrur when a Sikh saved 7 lives with is turban during the annual Ganpati Visarjan Diwas, a Hindu festival. The Sikh saw several kids and adults being swept up by the raging water and that’s when he took it upon himself to save their lives. He says he took to his instinct to do whatever he could to save their lives.
The Sikh first used a wire lying near the shore to rescue several kids and when the wire broke he took off his turban to rescue people drowning in the ferocious water.
The Sikh is being honored by many in the Hindu community for coming to the rescue and being applauded by people worldwide for his brave efforts.
The victims were thankful to the Sikh man who saved their lives. The Sikh man said he was thankful for the teachings from his Sikh Guru’s to help those in need at all circumstances.