Posted: 15 October 2007 at 4:39pm
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The next time somebody makes a joke about Sikhs remember this little story !!
An excellent response by a true Sardar:
Well, jayant , my friend, told me the following incident which I wish
to share with you. It has had a deep impact on my thinking.
In the diwali vacation, Jayant and his couple of friends had gone to
They rented a taxi for local sight-seeing.
The driver was an old Sardar, and boys being boys, Jayant and his pals
began cracking Sardarji jokes, just to insinuate the old man.
But to their surprise, the fellow remained unperturbed.
At the end of the sight-seeing, they paid up the hire-charges. The
Sardar returned the change.
Moreover, he gave each one of them one rupee extra and said, (in Hindi,
of course),''son, since morning you have been telling Sardarji jokes. I
listened to them all and let me tell you, some of them were in a very
Still, I don't mind coz I know that you are young blood and are yet to
see the world. But I have just one request. Here I am giving you one
rupee each. Give it to the first Sardar beggar that you come across in
Jayant continued," That one rupee coin is still with me. I couldn't
find a single Sardar begging on the streets of Delhi."
Sikhs are one of the most prosperous and diversified communities in the
world. The secret behind their universal success, according to me, is
their willingness to do any job with utmost dedication.
A Sardar will drive a truck or set up a roadside garage or a dhaba, but he will never beg on the streets.
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