The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has taken a big decision in favor of the needy. The committee has decided to provide medicine at cheaper rates. For this, a shop of medicine in the name of Bala Pritam will be opened in the Gurdwara campus. From here people will be able to take medicines at cheaper rates. According to the information, it will be started from August 29. In the coming future, such dispensaries will be opened at other places also. Committee chairman Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that during the coronavirus infection, DSGPC is serving the people through the langar service, and has now decided to provide medicine at cheaper rates.
When the entire lockdown was imposed in the country due to Covid-19, the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and other gurdwaras specially fed thousands of people every day. Along with other items, the needy were also provided help. Then Iqbal Singh, DGM (ration-store) of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, had told that the number of people eating food in the gurudwara is not kept as a number. Nor is there a token system, which can be used to find out how many people have eaten. But the number of people can be estimated from the ration used during cooking.
Apart from this, Singh had said that the ration of the anchor in the lockdown and now the curfew has doubled compared to other days. Till March, all the gurdwaras in the capital had Rotis made of 20-22 quintal flour every day. While about 50 quintal flour was used daily in lockdown. Along with this, about 30 quintal rice and 20-25 quintal pulses and 20 quintal vegetables have been spent daily. During the lockdown, 25 quintal flour chapatis were made daily in Shri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara alone. But now the consumption of flour in the unlock was reduced from 15 to 20 quintals per day.