As Most people think, Punjabi, especially the Sikh community, is a bigger and kinder people than life. Time and time again this community has proved its benevolence through its humanitarian efforts. Be it the time of the epidemic or the latest when a food truck called ‘Guru Nanak’s Langar, Goodbye Hunger’ came forward to serve food to Ukrainians after the Russian invasion.
But this is not always the case when there is an emergency but there is a place where you can satisfy your hunger with delicious food anytime and that too for free! Don’t believe it?
Well, before you start scratching your head, let me tell you, we are talking about ‘langars’ that are being set up in gurdwaras, for all, irrespective of religion, caste, and creed. Is open for everyone.
For those who don’t know, let us tell you that the practice of langar was started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism because he always believed in the unity of humanity. He provided free food to all, regardless of race, sex, or wealth. It was a place where everyone ate together.
Another principle behind the practice of laਰgar is believed to be that when people came to Guru Amardas Ji for advice on their religious matters, food was served to them before the conversation began. The food prepared with the cooperation of all was served equally from the kings to the servants.
Well, in addition to being a life-saving activity, this practice clearly conveys the message of unity and service.