By A O News Service
ITANAGAR, July 21: United Sikh Forum (USF) conferred ‘Shiled of Honour’ on Helping Hands president-cum-Delhi Police special commissioner Robin Hibu on Tuesday in recognition of the NGO’s humanitarian services, particularly during COVID-19 pandemic that has hit national capital region (NCR) hard.
USF chairman Devendra Singh Bita and Baldeev Singh Arora, doyen of Sikh, called on him in his Delhi office to bestow the honour when they reiterated their continued support by making arrangements and offering their ambulances for distressed NE folks for burials and cremations of their near and dears who die in Delhi, Helping Hands sources told this daily on Wednesday.
The mortal remains of late Shamsun Singh of Dwarka and Mary B of Assam’s Gohpur killed by the deadly virus, were latest to be cremated in Punjabi Smashan Ghat.
Arora, proprietor of Parakkram Revolving Iconic Hotel in New Delhi’s Connaught Place, had given his rent free building for NE Oxygen ATM Centre and delivered oxygen concentrator and oxygen kits to poor NE COVID patients in their quarantined rented houses while Helping Hands and USF volunteers offered 24/7 services during the most critical time across the NCR.
Hibu, in reciprocation, said that the USF symbolizes ‘Service of mankind is service to God’ as USF and Helping Hands volunteers had buried all NE people who were killed by first and second waves of COVID-19 pandemic. He also conveyed deep appreciation on behalf of NE folks to the duo for their selfless services for last rites of NE dead civilians and assisting Helping Hands in delivering SOS oxygen cylinders to the needy NE patients.