French family finds shelter at a Mumbai gurudwara, says “thank you India”


The French tourist family stuck in due to the heavy downpour in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The family went to three hotels in Dadar looking for a stay but couldn’t find a suitable place and ended up taking shelter in Gurudwara. One of the hotel owners suggested the family, way to the Gurudwara.

It was the worst monsoon in a decade to flood Mumbai, and from localities to tourists, everyone was overwhelmed.

The family refused any special arrangements and chose to sleep on the floor. They were offered Dal khichdi for dinner, and a small room was provided to them by gurudwara as they were concerned for their safety.

As the family returned to their hometown Paris, France, on Wednesday morning after the roads were cleared and transportation was reoccupied, In favor of heartwarming hospitality, the family chose to donate for public well-being.
They also sent a postcard thanking the Gurudwara officials.

The French family says “Please accept this small offering to everything you do for needy people. One of our unfortunate experiences in India turned out to be one of our soundest, and we learned a lot from you.”

Here is the thank you postcard, written by Arie and Sophie Boleslawski and their three daughters to the officials of Dadar Gurudwara.

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Several associations have come together to the aid of Mumbai localities who have been stranded on the roads, train stations far from the safety of their homes. Indians show how proud they are by tweeting. Social media is full of diverse examples of the kindness of the citizens.

Harjinder S Kukreja
French family which took shelter in Sikh Gurudwara, Dadar left behind a note which says ‘our worst experience turned into best’ #MumbaiRains

Sreenivas Bidari @BidariSreenivas\
Pls convey my hearty admiration and gratitude to gurudwara in charge for this gesture. U make India proud
Mrs Jagroop Dhaliwal @Mrs_JagroopD
With everything awful happening in India, this is one amazing news story which everyone needs to read!!
Richa Singh @richa_chunar
This is India.we know how to do miracles with love.

 


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