Sewadar is a Punjabi word for a volunteer who offers his/her services to a Gurdwara or to the Community free of charge. It a term used to refer to a person who performs Sewa (Work, Service or assistance of any kind) without looking for any reward / payment of any kind for doing the Sewa. A Sewadar helps purely because of his/her dedication to Guru and God and as part of his/her duty to the Sikh community.
Gurbani explains very clearly the importance to a Sikh of performing this selfless-service (Sewa) to obtain peace and tranquillity in life:
|Center your awareness on seva (selfless service) and |
focus your consciousness on the Word of the Shabad.
Do seva - selfless service; follow the Guru's Teachings,
This body is softened with the Word of the Guru's Bani;
In the midst of this world, do seva,
|all quotes from SGGS|