LUDHIANA: The Sikhs and Hindus of the Ghalib Ran Singh Waal village set a perfect example of harmony, diversity and the power of brotherhood.
The Ghalib Ran Singh Waal village till recently had no mosque because of which the Muslim residents has to go to nearby places to offer their prayers.
Just a few days ahead of the beginning of the holy month of Ramzan, the members of the Sikh and Hindu communities came together to build a mosque for the Muslim community.
The Shahi Imam of Punjab, Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Saani Ludhianvi said that it’s a big gesture of brotherhood on the part of villagers who constructed the Hazrat Abu Bakar mosque.
“Our long cherished demand has been fulfilled with the joint efforts of villagers. It’s a beautiful mosque. We will be able to pray here during the holy month, and it is an Eid gift for us,” said Liaqat Ali, a local villager to Times of India.
Ghalib Ran Singh Waal is a small village in Punjab has just about 1,300 people mostly dominated by 700 Sikhs, 200 Hindus, and 150 Muslims.
The village is the epitome of communal harmony with no instances of communal violence.
The different communities respect each other’s faith and live in a peaceful manner.
“We have helped in whatever way we could for the construction work. Now, everyone — irrespective of their religion — are doing their bit for the construction of a temple here,” said Jaswinder Kumar, another villager.