Join Langar on City Campus
The University's Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Students' Union have teamed up with the student Sikh Society and the British Organisation of Sikh Students to host a Langar in the SU Venue at City Campus on Wednesday, 18 May, from 11 am to 3 pm.
All students and staff are invited to attend this event is a great chance to celebrate together, eat delicious food and get an insight into the Sikh culture.
Langar is supported by volunteers, serving all people without distinction of gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, or religious beliefs. The meal is freshly prepared locally by the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Wolverhampton.
Sikh Society President, Gurpreet Singh said:
“As the Langar on-campus event is coming together, we are delighted to hold this opportunity to serve the local community with a free vegetarian meal (langar) within the University. This event upholds one of the many teachings and principles taught in Sikhism. ‘Vand Ki Chakna’ which is to share what we have, introduced by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. We hope the event keeps everyone in Chardikala (high spirits) and encourages further unity to different backgrounds and faiths. “
Angel Morphew, the Students’ Union Vice-President Diversity said:
"This event has become a long-standing tradition within the SU and wider University and after such a tough 18 months, it will be a great opportunity for students and staff to come together and celebrate. The concept of the Langar promotes such a positive message of equality and inclusion at a time when the world needs it. We hope to see you there!"
What is Guru Ka Langar?
The Langar, or 'free community kitchen', is a vital concept of the Sikh faith, established by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Guru of Sikhism, around 1481. The celebration aims to uphold the principle of equality between all people, eliminate extreme global poverty, and bring about the birth of "caring communities".
The event aims to create a unique sense of unity between the students of different backgrounds and introduce them to traditions that may be unknown to them. It helps promote interfaith understanding and builds a unique bond that can only form when sharing a meal.
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