A brave Sikh man removes his turban and uses it to lower himself down and rescue a dog from drowning in a river. Sarwan Singh, immediately took off his turban when he noticed that the dog was in difficulty in the irrigation canal in Punjab. He then gives on end of the long material to his friends at the top of the steep banks of the canal and uses it as a rope to stable himself as he lower himself down closer to the water.
The canal walls lined with cement were steep and slippery had made it impossible for the dog to climb back, which was drowning from exhaustion. Sarwan Singh removed his saffron-coloured turban and climbed down the canal wall holding one end, while his friends held the other end to support him. Sarwan Singh carefully throwing another piece of cloth around dog and using it as tether to haul it up successfully.
Sarwan Singh on an interview said, “I stopped my car and went over to check what was happening. I was shocked to see that there was a dog drowning but no was actually helping.”
“The moment I started taking off my turban, people watching around were shocked. They thought I was disrespecting my faith. But what was important at that point was to save the animal’s life.”