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Sikh men unravel turban to save drowning girls at Canada’s Calgary lake

“One of the reasons Sikhs wear a Dastaar (turban) is because it represents a beacon,” said NDP party leader Jagmeet Singh after reports of Sikh men unravelling their turbans to make a rope in order to save two girls from drowning in a frozen lake surfaced.

The incident took place at northeast Calgary in Canada.

“One of the reasons Sikhs wear a Dastaar (turban) is because it represents a beacon. In times of need, find someone wearing a Dastaar, and they will help you. This story embodies this spirit in the most Canadian way. I am so thankful these two women found their way to safety,” read Jagmeet’s post.

Apart from this, Manjinder Singh Sirsa has shared a clip of the incident on his Twitter handle.

“Sikhs neighbours use their turban to rescue two teen girls who fell through the ice on a stormwater pond in Calgary. We all feel proud of your humanitarian gesture!,” he wrote.