Healthy Sikhs

Healthy Sikhs


Our mission: NADD

National Awareness Diwali Day

23rd October 2014

It has been 67 years since Indian independence. From 1947, Sikhs have been systemically targeted for ethnic cleansing by the Indian state machinery.

Sikhs who believed that things could not get any worse from the partition of Punjab which saw millions massacred, had to learn how to survive in a new India where the state viewed members of the Khalsa as outlaws, who needed to be killed. Their entire world would change forever.

In modern India, where a cow has more sanctity than a Sikh, we wish to challenge this hurtful attitude by empowering Sikhs to act and to fight for freedom and equality. We feel that the food that will give them the most drive to champion this new revolutionary spirit is beef. However, there are 4 misconceptions about consuming beef:

  1. The first problem is that almost half of the fat in beef is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, however, this is the same heart-healthy fat that’s found in olive oil.
  2. Most of the saturated fat in beef actually decreases your heart-disease risk—either by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, or by reducing your ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol. And besides being one of the most available sources of high-quality protein, beef also provides many important nutrients such as iron, zinc, and B vitamins. So the idea that beef is bad for you couldn’t be further from the truth.
  3. ‘Sikhs can’t eat beef’. Actually, there is no injunction in the Guru Granth Sahib or other secondary literature that debars Sikhs from eating beef. It is only the propaganda from Hindus who claim that Sikhs are a sub-caste of the Khatri’s and therefore, Hindus. They further evidence the fact that the only meat that Sikhs abstain from, i.e. beef, is further proof that Sikhs are Hindus. So you need to decide whether this is true, and the test is whether you are prepared to eat beef on Diwali.
  4. The vast majority of Sikhs most probably eat beef without knowing it, i.e. hamburgers. However, would dread at the thought of eating beef on a winters Diwali day, when they illuminate their homes, pointlessly burning unrenewable energy and simultaneously leaving the doors and windows wide open, so as to invoke Mata Lakshmi into their homes for the blessing of wealth. They would know that the Mata Lakshmi would never bless any home on Diwali that was consuming the holy cow. So, Sikhs who have become primarily business entrepreneurs and spend their whole lives chasing money would never dream of consuming beef. Albeit, the Sikh Gurus taught that wealth is an illusion and a ruse that debars man from engaging in righteous godly activities. The Sikh Gurus did not take a positive view on those greedy persons who accumulate wealth which they mainly spend on their self-interest.

So the 4 misconceptions are easily discarded. Aren’t they?

From today, until Diwali, we shall upload daily bulletins on the human rights abuses that have occurred against Sikhs since 1947. Feel free to participate in the blogs, and share our 67 facts with others to inspire and educate. We look forward to shaping our ambition and hearing from your ‘eat beef on Diwali’ for our National Awareness Diwali Day (NADD - 23rd October 2014).

Let us progress this mission to win the affection of Sri Guru Hargobind, the liberator of all humankind.