Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand (SSSNZ) received several commendations, certificates by different government bodies and a special mention in the parliament by Minister Dr Megan Woods for its work helping over 100,000 people via food parcels during Covid-19 AL4 and three lockdowns in the country.
Earlier last week Minister for Housing & Energy & Resources, Dr Megan Woods spoke in parliament especially thanking Supreme Sikh Society of New Zealand (SSSNZ) in Takanini for its services for the vulnerable and needy during the lockdown period in the country.
Dr Megan Woods congratulated New Zealand Sikh community and the Supreme Sikh Society who were able to distribute more than 25,000 food parcels across New Zealand assisting more than 100,000 people during the different levels of Covid-19 lockdown period.
SSSNZ also received a certificate of appreciation by Counties-Manukau South Police for its voluntary service to the community during the lockdown period and before.
“As a voluntary group, the Supreme Sikh Society has served our community at a crucial and challenging time during the Covid-19 crisis 2020- proactively gifting crucial supplies, especially food for our most vulnerable people and we acknowledge the leadership and volunteers who dedicated their free time to help others,” the certificate read.
SSSNZ was praised by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff for its contribution to the community to unite against Covod-19.
The office of the Mayor of Auckland in their letter of appreciation thanked SSSNZ for providing meals that helped thousands not just in Auckland but other parts of the country too. In Council’s other efforts to support different sections of the community, SSSNZ was noted as a leading contributor helping the needy.
“I thank you for the enormous contribution that your organisation made,” the letter read.
Area Commander Dave Gossip visit Gurdawara to handover appreciation behalf of Nz police to Supreme Sikh Society
Daljit Singh from Supreme Sikh Society thanked its volunteers, and community members for helping with some good and essentials that were forwarded to thousands of families without food and essentials during Covid-19 lockdown.
SSSNZ held several free food bags drills during the lockdown where thousands of people came in their vehicles to the Takanini Gurudwara premises where volunteers kept the food bags in their back seats and boots without the need for them of coming in close contact with any passenger.
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