BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha has produced a new video paying tribute to the thousands of key workers serving in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The video, based on a poem, features over a hundred doctors, nurses, pharmacists and more, who have joined thousands of BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) key workers currently serving on the frontline.
There are an estimated million Hindus in the UK, comprising less than 2% of the population, although the proportion of British Hindus working in the healthcare sector and other key worker positions is far higher.
The dedication to public service among British Hindus is often attributed to the ethos of selfless service prescribed in the Hindu faith. The creator of the Neasden Temple, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, taught: “In the joy of others lies our own.”
This teaching forms the key message for the video’s poem, titled “Serving Together in the Joy of Others.”
Each part of the poem is delivered by British Hindus of BAPS who are currently serving on the frontline in a wide array of fields, including as medical professionals, hospital administrators, lab researchers, shopkeepers, a hospital chef, a bus driver – even a pilot.
The video pays tribute to and thanks all key workers who are serving tirelessly and selflessly to protect the people of Great Britain and to save lives, often at the risk of their own.