A UK based University will host ‘Langar On Campus’ event on Tuesday to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They will provide free meal at a special community kitchen for visitors from across the city.
The annual event usually happens in February or March; however, it is going to take place early this year to commemorate 550th Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
“This event is open to all regardless of colour, background or religion. It’s an amazing event as we are spreading Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message of humanity and serving other people,” said Karanjit Kaur, President of the Sikh Society at Birmingham City University’s Students’ Union to a leading news agency.
She added, “We are celebrating this event very early this year as the date we have chosen is very special to us Sikhs. This date was the start of our religion when our first Guru created Sikhi.”
The celebration is being organised by members of the Sikh Society at Birmingham City University’s Students’ Union and representatives from the British Organisation of Sikh Students on November 12.
Besides, Langar holds a very important part in Sikhism. The purpose of providing Langar is to promote oneness and equality no matter what race, culture, religion, and status one belongs to, he or she will always be provided food in Guru’s home.
Birmingham City University’s Langar on Campus first began in 2016, and ever since the tradition has not been stopped.