Dal Baba Bidhi Chand Ji Khalsa Shaouni (DBBCKS)
Dal Baba Bidhi Chand Ji Khalsa Shaouni (DBBCKS) was established in Plumpton Victoria in 2014 as a place of worship for the Sikh community living in West Melbourne.
Over a time, it has grown to become a beacon of light for many who have needed help at times of trouble or disasters.
Khalsa Shaouni Inc. is a religious organization in Melbourne VIC serving the broader community from last seven years by organizing religious services, charitable activities, Educational Workshops and Sports/Cultural events while living in complete harmony within multicultural society of Australia.
Khalsa Shaouni Inc is named after the well known Gursikh, warrior and religious preacher Bahadur Baba Bidhi Chand Ji during the time of Sri Guru Arjun Dev ji & Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. His father’s name was Bhai Vassan Ji and his grandfather’s Bhai Bhikkhi Ji. His mother was from Sirhali, another village in the same district. He was one of five close Sikhs of Guru Arjun Dev Ji and Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.
COVID 19 & Bushfire Relief Work
DBBCKS has stepped up in times of natural disasters such as the bushfires in North Victoria and NSW. The volunteers’ set up base camps in the fire affected areas with the help of the local CFA and started to provide fresh cooked meals and after assessing the situation arrange for essentials (blankets, bottled water, baby needs, personal sanitation needs for women, cloths for all and anything (that the locals asked for) to be send from the temple (Gurdwara) in Plumpton. (These were delivered by trucks that the voluntaries had managed to get hold of at very short notice).
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, more than 120,000 vegetarian meals & thousands of groceries hampers have been supplied to people in self-isolation, elderly and & needy people. Providing free blankets have also been added to help in the winter months with many families and individual suffering in the cold. This is ongoing for the foreseeable future