Woman Cancels India Trip to Cook Meals For Australia Fire Victims

Bushfires in Australia have led to one of the worst loss of livelihood in the country’s history, displacing thousands and killing millions of animals.

Social media is filled with people making efforts to help in whatever way they can, some rescuing animals, while some helping with the relief work, like this sikh woman who cancelled her first trip to India in 10 years to cook meals for those affected from the fires.

Sukhwinder Kaur, India Times reports, had scheduled a trip back home to visit her ailing sister who suffered a stroke that resulted in a coma.

Sikh volunteers team is cooking food and staying in Bairnsdale Neighbourhood house from last five days. We are so thankful to Leanne Jennings for all of your support

Posted by Sikh Volunteers Australia on  Sunday, January 5, 2020

Kaur, instead, decided to stay back and cook about 1,000 meals a day for the families force to flee their homes after the fires ravaged the East Gippsland area.

According to a Daily Mail report, Kaur has been camping at Bairnsdale Oval since New Year’s eve to help the community.

“I realised my first duty is towards the community here where I have lived for so long. If I had left the people here during such a difficult time, I don't think I could call myself a good human being,” Kaur was quoted by a media report as saying.

(With inputs from IndiaTimes)

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