A selfless decision to break religious protocol earns man praise from around the world.
Harman Singh , who took off his turban to help a child involved in an accident in NZ ... Respect u Sir pic.twitter.com/08WJtYq9EL
— Dr.Tahir Zaidi (@DrTahirZaidi) May 17, 2015
Harman Singh was in the right place at the right time to help save a 5-year-old child's life. After being struck by a car, the boy was bleeding from his head. While many came to the boy's aid, it was Singh who removed his turban to help stop the bleeding.
Singh, a 22-year-old from India studying in New Zealand, is a Sikh. Having your head covered in public is a very strict rule. However, with a young boy in need of help and the child's mother standing by and watching, Singh knew he had to do something, even if it meant breaking religious protocol.
Harman Singh, world-reknowned great guy. (via Michael Craig, New Zealand Herald)
Being photographed without his turban in public could have created controversy in the Sikh community. However, the Sikh community does make allowances for religious rules when it comes to saving a life.
Singh has received international praise, but he remains humble. He told the New Zealand Herald, "Total strangers are asking to be friends on Facebook and thousands of people have said 'Well done'. I was only doing what I had to and trying to be a decent member of the community."