Monday, 9 March 2015

Free Health MOT - Over 200 Screened

In order to mark United Nations, 'World Interfaith Harmony Week', the Leicestershire Sikh Alliance in partnership with the British Sikh Doctors Organisation had arranged a free health screening day open to the general public.
On Sunday 1st February at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara there was over 30 health professionals, including 20 doctors, specialising in a range of fields, who provided a comprehensive and free ‘Health MOT’ to over 200 people.

The screenings and services offered included, ophthalmic (eye) disease screening, dental disease screening, common medical, dementia, pharmaceutical advice, dietary advice, doctor's advice station and much more.

Jagjit Singh, Chair of the Leicestershire Sikh Alliance said, “An individual's health is paramount to ones wellbeing and quality of life. It was encouraging to see people from all backgrounds take advantage of this unique opportunity to ensure that they and their loved ones are that much safer.”

Amandeep Rai, Vice Chair of the Leicestershire Sikh Alliance said, “This event is in honour ofBhai Kanhaiya Ji, whose amazing mission was selfless service of humanity with no distinction of nationality, caste or creed. In 1704-5, he was on a visit to the Sikh holy city of Anandpur, when it was invaded by the Hill Raja’s and the imperial Mughal army.

Following the defensive Battle of Anandpur, he took upon the task of quenching the thirst of wounded soldiers. He did this without any discrimination between soldiers on either side. His act of compassion resulted in criticism from some fellow soldiers, who complained to Guru Gobind Singh Ji, pointing out that Bhai Kanhaiya Ji was serving scarce water resources from the surrounded city to the enemy.

Bhai Kanhaiya Ji stated that he saw no friend or foe on the battlefield. He only saw human beings. Guru was pleased with Bhai Kanhaiya Ji and his correct understanding of Gurbani (Gods word).”

A big thank you to the dedicated and hardworking Sewadars from the British Sikh Doctors Organisation. We would also like to thank Kaurageous Leicester, Rik Basra Campaign, City Council and NHS for all their help and support.




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