For those who are not aware, IPS officer Robin Hibu is the first IGP from the Northeast to serve as joint commissioner in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Secretariat at New Delhi. He has been a part of many initiatives to help Northeastern people, residing outside the region.
He was recently conferred the ‘Guru Ka Ladla’ award by the Delhi Sikh Samaj in recognition of his exemplary initiatives in social work to help and aid distressed Northeasterners in metro cities. The award was presented to Hibu in a ceremony held at Janakpuri. Thousands of Sikh elders from Delhi were present during the ceremony.
Robin Hibu has been spearheading initiatives such as –
- NE blood banks
- Transporting coffins for free by flights under Akhri Ahuti
- Hospitals concession
- Concession in diagnostics and imaging
- Scholarships for UPSC coaching
- Scholarships for orphaned NE girls
- Burial of unclaimed NE dead bodies
- Career counselling
- Counselling to distressed youth
- All India coordination, through volunteers of Helping Hands, in distress hours and youth empowerment strategy
In a Facebook post, Hibu also shared how he thanked the community for their social work. ‘It’s emotional for me to be honoured by Sikh Samaj. I expressed my heartfelt thanks on behalf of NE people in recognition of their social service work with regards to helpless NE people in cities and thanked the community and their Gurdwaras in Haryana and Punjab for giving free shelter and free food to stranded NE people during curfew days at Haryana during Ram Rahim and Jat agitation at my request. Also, they allow free cremation for NE people at Punjabi Bagh Crematorium. So far, we have cremated 17 NE dead bodies free of cost here.’
He further stated, ‘All Sikh elders, members of Samaj reaffirmed that they will continue to give free shelter and free food in the langars of Gurdwaras all over India, for all NE people who are in dire need or distress.’
Source: eclectic Northeast (Robin Hibu Facebook Page)