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Child care worker and being Amritdhari.

asked 2013-07-25 18:12:46 -0500

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I m new to sikhnet.Sikhnet is doing a great job.I m an Amritdhari woman and lives in Australia.i m interested in doing certificate course in children s services.but i m afraid of some things like most of kids are non- vegetarian but i even don't touch any non veg item.one of my friend is working there and she said while feeding children u have to wear gloves.but i m still confused.and second thing will they allow me to wear my kirpan on job?sikhnet sangat please give some suggestions.

Guru Fateh.

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answered 2013-08-11 17:14:44 -0500

Gurujis Daughter gravatar image

I am not sure about the rules of Australia. You can talk to other Gursikhs there and ask what are the Kirpan rules. Also, educate your boss about Kirpan and Sikhi so they understand better. And about meat - shouldnt kids eat their food themself?

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answered 2013-08-30 11:19:38 -0500

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Well, the kirpan is allowed or not.. I don't know about that but yeah , about non-veg food, Teach kids to eat there food themselves. Even if then you have to feed them , wear gloves. According to Sikhism , You shouldn't eat non-veg but at certain circumstances, for you livelihood , you have to do jobs where you have to work around such circumstances! Hope this answer helped!

Mansimran Kaur

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answered 2013-08-31 21:53:16 -0500

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waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh bhenji,

I also live in Australia and my mata ji works in a child care/kindergarten. Hoenstly, it depends on which room you are working in, as the rooms are divided according to age. So if you are in the older rooms you do not have to worry about the met issue as the children would be capable to eat by themselves. If that does't work then you can just tell your boss that as you are a vegetarian for religious reasons you do not feel comfortable handling meat. As for the kirpan issue my mata ji just wears her kirpan underneath all her clothes and she hasnt told her boss about it either because since there are such less amritdhari sikh in australia people can be extremely judgemental when it comes to sikhs wearing kirpans, so there's is no issue with that :) good luck for the future and i hope you are successful with what you aspire to do. bhul chuk muaf karna. Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh.

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