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Sikh volunteers hand out free food in Ilford for Langar Week

PUBLISHED: 15:47 12 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:47 12 October 2015

Celebrating Langar free food was given out by Sikhs taken fromm the Gurdwara in Seven Kings to Ilford Town Centre. The event was to raise awareness and was a national campaign where Sikhs up and down the country took part

Celebrating Langar free food was given out by Sikhs taken fromm the Gurdwara in Seven Kings to Ilford Town Centre. The event was to raise awareness and was a national campaign where Sikhs up and down the country took part

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There wasn’t a single samosa left after volunteers handed out food in a street to raise awareness of an ancient Sikh tradition.

About 15 gurdwara volunteers from Singh Sabha London East, High Road, Seven Kings, took to High Road, Ilford, to hand out delicious treats and meals on Saturday as part of Langar Week.

Volunteer Jagdeep Singh Sohal, from Ilford, said all 2,000 samosas – which were handed out one per person – were finished at the end of their shift.

The week celebrates langar – free food which is served to the general public at Sikh gurdwaras.

“It went really well,” said Jagdeep.

“We took the concept of langar to the street and told people what it’s all about.

“The idea is everyone can sit down and eat – regardless of race or religion.”

Langar, which was started by the first Sikh guru Guru Nanak, consists of a vegetarian meal and is designed to champion equality.

Jagdeep said: “It’s a unique concept – it’s food for people who need it. Anyone can go to a gurdwara for a free meal.”


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