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Selfless Service Is The Way Of The Sikhs

This summer, the Sikhs are working tirelessly to spread happiness by distributing chilled rose milk to passers-by on the roads.

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  • This summer, the Sikhs are working tirelessly in the heat to spread happiness by distributing chilled rose milk to passers-by on the roads.
  • Their aim is to simply serve, to bring joy or relief to someone else, and to help someone who needs it.
  • When caste systems in India have divided the public and caused suffering and pain, the Sikh principles have united everyone with no caste distinctions.

With a bright smile, they pour you a glass of flavored milk. In the scorching heat, they not only quench your thirst but also uplift your spirits. This summer, the Sikhs are working tirelessly in the heat to spread happiness by distributing chilled rose milk to passers-by on the roads. They have set up temporary camps and they hand over glasses after glasses to pedestrians, rikshaw-pullers, two-wheeler riders and anyone with a parched throat. No one has asked them to do it. They consider this as a means to serve humanity.

Serving the people without discrimination and devoting  time and energy for the benefit and upliftment of the public are integral parts of ‘seva’ or service .The Sikhs tirelessly engage themselves in such community activities without expecting any reward or anything in return. This selfless service is called ‘Karseva’. The aim is to simply serve, to bring joy or relief to someone else, and to help someone who needs it.

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With helping others as their only initiative, Sikhs have even removed their turbans to save drowning people as the rest of the world looked on. There have also been Sikhs who have set up langars in war-stricken Syrian territory to help refugees.

People of all ages take active part in the service. Their service in the gurudwaras, the place of worship of Sikhs is a sight to see.  Middle-aged well-to-do men are mopping the floors; women are making chappatis in the kitchen for the langar and kids running with buckets of dal serving anyone whose plate are empty.

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When caste systems in India have divided the public and caused suffering and pain, the Sikh principles have united everyone with no caste distinctions. Their view of equality is one of the many endearing things found in this faith.

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The resolve to serve runs deep in Sikh culture. Some of the bravest armymen and sportspersons are from the Sikh community.

With all these selfless service, the Sikhs have captured our hearts and have inspired us to serve others. In today’s world, where people run behind fame and fortune, Sikhs engage in selfless service restoring our faith in humanity.

-prepared by Ajay Krishna, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter: @ajkrish14

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    Sikhs have been the most selfless people in India. Distributing Chabeel on streets was one recent event they hosted. Also, in gurudwaras, they have free langars for anybody who wishes to eat food and the food provided has quality and good taste factors

  • Shubhi Mangla

    its a mark of pride that this Indian community is helping people in such a selfless way. Everyday people engage in langar services in gurdwaras and also clean it. The most beautiful job they have done is to distribute food to Syrian refugees.

  • devika todi

    i am sure everyone knows about the selfless ways of the sikhs. they truly propagate the principle of live and let live. the community as a whole inspires me.

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    Sikhs have been the most selfless people in India. Distributing Chabeel on streets was one recent event they hosted. Also, in gurudwaras, they have free langars for anybody who wishes to eat food and the food provided has quality and good taste factors

  • Shubhi Mangla

    its a mark of pride that this Indian community is helping people in such a selfless way. Everyday people engage in langar services in gurdwaras and also clean it. The most beautiful job they have done is to distribute food to Syrian refugees.

  • devika todi

    i am sure everyone knows about the selfless ways of the sikhs. they truly propagate the principle of live and let live. the community as a whole inspires me.

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Myths Busted: Tips for healthy hair in summer

Always apply hair serum with finger tips and do not apply hair serum too close to the scalp to avoid oily look

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Summer can bring in several hair woes. From using right serum to brushing in a proper way, experts say there are easy ways to tame your mane.

Arpit Jain, founder and Managing Director of Auraine Botanicals, suggests tips to keep your hair healthy:

* Hair serum: Always apply hair serum with finger tips and do not apply hair serum too close to the scalp to avoid oily look as applying serum with finger tips will give better look to your hair.

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* Hair wash: Wash your hair twice or thrice a week to retain essential oils. Ensure that you wash your hair with warm water (neither too hot and nor too cold) to avoid frizz and damaged hair.

* Brushing: Brush your hair in balancing manner so that too much of brushing does not distribute oil all over your hair.

* Dry shampoo: As summers have set in, dry shampoo is going to be your everyday saviour if you don’t have time to wash your hair regularly then dry shampoo will help in hair to not look greasy and matte.

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* Tie your hair: To avoid extra stress to your hair, tie your hair when you sleep and when you go out in the sun or dust. This prevents your hair from the further damage.

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Vibhoar, Director of NEU Salonz, busts some myths that can help you to get healthy hair this summer.

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* Cutting your hair regularly makes it grow faster: It is a myth! Hair grows from the root, and the body cannot detect when it has been cut (shaving, plucking or tweezing is a different story). Cutting the hair removes split ends which help the hair stay more aligned and look healthier. Perceptually, if you get your hair cut regularly you will probably be more aware of how quickly it grows.

* Be rough: You really have to be rough to get the lather going. Remember, your hair is delicate when it is wet, so be gentle. Massaging your shampoo in with soft, circular movements will give you a few minutes of bliss.

* Dying your hair will cause damage: Bleaching hair can dry it out and damage it however there are plenty of nourishing treatments to help replenish hair. Invest in good quality, hydrating shampoos and conditioners and use a mask once a week to keep your hair in the best condition possible.

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Balancing between the delicate care that hair needs and sporting a trendy hairstyle can be challenging during summers. Pixabay

* Stress is making your hair fall out: It is definitely true that certain traumatic events have been linked to hair loss. Things, like suffering a major illness, gaining weight, career struggles or a death of loved one can trigger hair loss. However, the types of hair loss associated with high stress are typically telogen effluvium, a “resting phase” in which hair follicles stop growing, and alopecia areata, patchy hair loss. Both of which are temporary, reversible, and easily treated with topical or oral solutions to jumpstart the recovery process. IANS