An Indian-origin driver in Australia has been named ‘Australian of the Day’ for feeding the homeless in Darwin for the past three years.
Tejinder Pal Singh has dedicated the last Sunday of every month to feed the poor and homeless in northern Darwin after his night shift as a cabbie.
He cooks 30 kg of Indian food.
The free lunch that Singh offers comprises chickpeas, rice and vegetarian curry.
“My religion says 10 per cent of income goes toward needy and poor people — no matter [whether] they belong to your religion or any religion,” Mr. Singh was quoted in local media.
“I do something for homeless people, so they get more energy, so they’re happy,” he said.
His van carries the sign ‘Free Indian food for hungry and needy people, Provide Sikh family.’
Commonwealth Bank has sponsored the ‘Australian of the Day’ campaign for over 35 years, recognising extraordinary Australians who have made a big difference to the country. — PTI