DHUBRI: The management of Sikh Pratinidhi Board, Eastern Zone has been rendering best of their services to flood-affected people since last week. Dhubri Gurudwara was opened on July 15 for the flood-affected people displaced in Dhubri town, and it started to serve cooked food in its langar. Nearly 1,000 people, including high officials, NDRF and SDRF teams, are still taking shelter in the rooms, halls and dormitories of the huge Gurudwara located in the highland of the town.
The Gurudwara was never inundated by flood in the past and has always remained a safe place to take shelter there, local people said. A Gurudwara source informed that not only food and shelter, it also provided gallons of drinking water to Dhubri Municipal Board for distribution when pump stations were in waist-deep water. Since power supply was cut-off as all the transformers were under the flood water, the Gurudwara pumped water with power generators.
Talking to The Sentinel, secretary of Sikh Pratinidhi Board, Eastern Zone Nearly, Sardar Kulwant Singh informed that nearly 5,000 people were being served food daily in the langar and around 1,000 people were staying there as the Brahmaputra was still flowing much above the danger level at Dhubri.
“Our Gurudwara can accommodate thousands of people and we always get ourselves ready to serve the people in need and crisis at the time of any natural disaster. This time too, we opened the doors and we are serving the people to the best of our ability,” Singh further informed. On seeing the services at Dhubri Gurudwara, traders and businessmen of Dhubri donated two trucks of food materials to the Gurudwara.