Harman Singh had no hesitation breaking religious protocol to use his turban to tend a seriously injured child. Photo / Michael Craig

Harman Singh had no hesitation breaking religious protocol to use his turban to tend a seriously injured child. Photo / Michael Craig

“I was only doing what I had to and trying to be a decent member of the community.”

-Harman Singh

Today’s face of the day is an Aucklander who has been praised around the world for breaking religious protocol. Sikhs are not Muslims but have often been mistaken for them because of their beards. What is unique and distinctive to a Sikh is his turban.

Sikhs are unable to eat Halal meat as it is against their religion so the explosion of Halal meat in our supermarkets today has been a real issue for the Sikh community in New Zealand. Harman Singh is an example of a person from a religion who puts human life first and his religion second. I highlight this because it shows the difference between his religion and Islam.