SIKH COMMUNITY HELPED CHRISTCHURCH VICTIMS WITH NZ$ 71001-00 NZD

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Auckland (13 june) In its one of the worst times in history, On the 15th March 2019 New Zealand and The World witnessed Christchurch Mosque Massacre causing a loss of 51 precious lives (42 at the Al Noor Mosque, 7 at the Linwood Islamic Centre, and 2 later at Christchurch Hospital. The psychological impacts are likely to be far reaching and long lasting. The Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand, with its motto of ‘Universal Brotherhood ‘ provided vital Leadership, Moral Support and Financial Support to the Victim’s Families. The devotees of Sikh Temple at Takanini were appealed by the Supreme Sikh Society to extend Financial help for the victims. It is notable that a team of Supreme Sikh Society, the Legal Counsel of the Society Hon Matt Robson , Ex Minister of the New Zealand Government and couple of Media personnel travelled all the way to Christchurch from Auckland to ensure the official delivery of financial assistance to the Mayor of Christchurch On 12th June 2019, a Cheque of NZ$ 11001-00 was handed over to the Management of Al Noor Mosque Christchurch. Supreme Sikh Society team also met Fortunate survivors of the massacre and were very touched to listen to their horror stories of the day.  Later in the afternoon on 12th June 2019 in a well attended ceremony at Gurdwara Singh Sabha 537 Ferry Road Woolston 8023 Christchurch another cheque of NZ$ 60000-00 for the families of Victims was handed to the Mayor of Christchurch Hon Lianne Dalziel by the President Ranvir Singh Lali and General Secretary Rajinder Singh Jindi of Supreme Sikh Society. Christchurch City Council and Christchurch Foundation are working  towards the betterment of the such affected families. At this occasion various speakers addressed the sangat in attendance of more than at least 100 people and acknowledged the sincere efforts of the Supreme Sikh Society and Sikh Brotherhood towards this humanitarian cause. S: Daljit Singh Chief Spokesperson of Supreme Sikh Society also highlighted the eagerness of the Supreme Sikh Society to always make a mark of its contribution to the wider Kiwi Society. Mayor of Christchurch Hon Lianne Dalziel appreciated the valuable contribution of the Supreme Sikh Society. She also pressed for more hand in hand approach with Supreme Sikh Society and the Government to work towards more Social Projects. Phil Claywater Councillor in the Christchurch City Council, Julia Ross and Amy Carter from The Christchurch Foundation, Adam Khan, Sahadat Khan, Nazeer Khan, of Linwood Mosque and Narinder Singh Waraich of Labour Party Christchurch ,Jaspreet singh Rajpura  were also present. At the Conclusion Muslim brothers performed their daily Namaz prayers inside the main prayer Hall of the Gurdwara Sahib. This was yet another example of divine message of ‘Universal Brotherhood’.