They just could not see flood water all over the the darbar sahib of their loving gurdwara. While most of us were enjoying our dinner last night, a band of volunteers began a clean up job after a massive downpour in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Within hours, the volunteers at Wadda Gurcdwa Sahib Kampung Pandan managed to clean the darbar sahib and other areas affected by the flash flood.
“The response from the Guru’s Sanggat was overwhelming. Just overwhelming. A special thanks to the sanggat from GS Kg Pandan Settlement who came in car loads,” according to message sent out on behalf of the gurdwara’s managing committee.
After a heavy downpour yesterday (11 Nov) evening, water rushed into the darbar sahib, the entrance and the gurdwara car park. It is believed that the flooding was caused by the construction work being carried out on an elevated highway just in front of the gurdwara.
“We will be discussing with contractors, both external and our own, on the nest step,” the gurdwara committee president Jasbir Singh told Asia Samachar in a telephone conversation.
This is the full message received by Asia Samachar:
The Management Committee wishes to whole heartedly thank everyone for their prompt action during the flood yesterday. The response from the Guru’s Sanggat was overwhelming. Just overwhelming. A special thanks to the sanggat from GS Kg Pandan Settlement who came in car loads.
We received messages and phone calls from parbandaks from neighbouring Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations offering any assistance that we need.
The damage: Our main Darbaar Sahib was submerged in at least 4 inches of water. The carpets had to be removed.
The living quarters, our office, Gatka room, Gianiji and sewadaar Jasbir Singh’s room also saw significant damage.
Some contractors will be on site today to give some solutions to prevent future flooding.
The main Darbaar Sahib will be temporarily closed. The Sanggat is advised to use the small Darbaar Sahib for the time being.
You will be updated from time to time on the situation.
For those who want to donate towards to the gurdwara, they can bank in cash into the gurdwara account and Whatsapp the payment slip for an official receipt.
Account Name: Persatuan Pengurusan Wadda Gurdwara Sahib. Bank: CIMB. Account number 8000211095. Whatsapp slip to: Jasbir Singh +6013-3408069 (gurdwara committee president) or Giani Gurpreet Singh +6011-11201457 (granthi).
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