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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