Sikhism allows taking off one’s turban only at home or while bathing but a 28-year-old man named Sarwan Singh didn’t have second thoughts when he saw a dog drowning in the irrigation canal in Punjab, India.


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“I was travelling when I saw a group of men pointing towards the canal,” Sing told Daily Mail. “I stopped my car and went over to check what was happening. I was shocked to see that there was a dog drowning but no was actually helping.”

Singh removed his turban and gave one end of the long fabric to his friends at the top of the steep banks of the river and held himself on the other end to get closer to the dog. “The moment I started taking off my turban, people watching around were shocked,” he explained. “They thought I was disrespecting my faith. But what was important at that point was to save the animal’s life.” The brave man managed to do so. “The dog was frightened, so I fed him some biscuits and let him go on his own.”

(h/t: dailymail)

“I was shocked to see that there was a dog drowning but no was actually helping”

The man removed his turban and used it as a rope to reach the dog

“The moment I started taking off my turban, people watching around were shocked”

“They thought I was disrespecting my faith”

“But what was important at that point was to save the animal’s life” which he did!

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