Shabeel by Sikh National Center

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HOUSTON: Sikh National Center organized a Shabeel (Free Drinks) on the occasion of Shaheedi “Martyrdom” Gurpurab of Guru Arjan Devji, the fifth Sikh Saint, who stood by his convictions and accepted death with grace. He was sentenced to death by Mughal Emporer Jahangir. Jahangir had given strict orders that saint should not be tortured to death in such a way that blood should not fall on the ground in the belief that a holy man’s blood spelling on the ground leads to further martyrs being born. He was made to sit on a hot plate when he refused to embrace Islam. In order to celebrate his martyrdom Sikhs all over the world setup free Shabeel for all.

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This event was organized by the Youth Sub-Committee members at intersection of Beltway 8 and Fairbanks and SNC entrance. Volunteers of all ages served around 900 people with free cold drinks, sodas, water bottles, juice and fruits.