Pukaar News – Leicester

Staff and Students Get a Taste of Sikh Culture at Leicester College

 

Staff and students from all backgrounds came together today at a special Sikh lunch at Leicester College.

 

Staff and volunteers at the college served around 500 hungry people for free as part of the ‘Langar on Campus’.  The food was generously donated by the Guru Tegh Bahahdur Gurdwara in Leicester.

 

The Langar, a Punjabi word meaning community kitchen, was organised by Leicester College’s Learner Engagement and Enrichment (LEET) Multi-faith Chaplaincy team.

 

The vegetarian lunch was aimed at promoting selfless service, equality and humanity and is part of the build-up to the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi celebrations.

 

Leicester College’s Multi Faith Chaplaincy Co-ordinator Sharen Ravat who organised the ‘Langar on Campus’ said “Staff and students love coming to the Langar on campus, because its hot, free, vegetarian food and the beauty about the Langar is that there’s all sorts of different faiths sat together side by side eating sharing food having a great dialogue and I think it’s the only place in college that there free to do that”

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