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Dasvand means to donate 10% percent of one's harvest to the Gurdwara. This was done during the time of Guru Gobind Singh and some Sikhs still do it up to this day. A Gurdwara is the Sikh place of worship. ... Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Gurmukhi: ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ) (Patna, Bihar, India, December 22, 1666 – October 7, 1708) was the tenth and last of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on November 11, 1675 following in the footsteps of his father Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. ... A Sikh is a follower of Sikhism, a religious faith originating in the Punjab. ...

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The Dasvand is a portion of a working Sikhs earnings which are set aside for charitable purposes.
Charitable purposes include medical appeals, disaster appeals, Rebuilding of Gurudwaras, Collections for the poor and needy, Collections for educational purposes (e.g., to supply free books and literature) etc. The Dasvand should not be donated to causes that may ultimately increase suffering - the Dasvand is strictly used to reduce suffering and promote peace.
Nishkam committed to ensuring special care and protection for the disadvantaged members of the human race -- victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation and those with disabilities.
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