The #Sikh Gurus’ service to the sick can be a lesson for today’s #pandemic

While the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to run riot in India and across the world, it is important to remember that epidemics have always been part of human life since times immemorial, especially in India.When health facilities were not as developed, humans relied on the guidance and teachings of men of religion to find succor and solace.The history of the Sikh faith, which developed in the Middle Ages in the Punjab region of South Asia, is replete with instances of the Sikh Gurus doing selfless service for the sick and needy in times of need. Their emphasis on good health is also seen in their life stories.

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