A sikh Australian of the day

Lata Jain

A big board on a van reads, “Free Indian food for hungry and needy people.”This feeds hundreds of hungry on the streets of Australia.

Tejinder Singh, a Sikh cab driver, also an air conditioner mechanic is being recognized in a foreign country for his philanthropy. Singhi is being celebrated in Australia for his efforts to feed hungry residents in the city of Darwin on the last Sunday of every month over the past three years.

“My religion says 10 percent of income goes towards needy and poor people no matter they belong to your religion or any religion,” he said.

On August 5th, Singh has been featured as “Australian of the Day,” an initiative sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, which has sent eight photographers to capture the lives of ordinary Australians doing extraordinary work.

He and his son, Navdeep, deliver the food all around the city every Sunday, reported a local daily. After his shift which is at seven in the evening Tejinder is at home cooking several kilos of rice and Indian curries.

When I do something good, I’ve got too much energy, I say I’m doing something for homeless people, so they give me more energy, so I’m happy,” said Singh

The van, the pots, anyone can use them. It’s for mankind,” said the humble sardar with a big heart. Lot of Indians is now getting inspired by this man towards such noble deeds.

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