Are You Serving Your Local Community Through the Guru’s Langar?
Wahe Guru Ji ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji ki Fateh!
My name is Deva Singh and I’m working with the Global Langar Project.
Our mission is to bring people together all over the world to prepare, serve and share Guru’s Langar to all people who wish to partake and to increase awareness of Guru’s Langar outside of the Sikh community.
Not only is the serving of Guru’s Langar something that is close to our hearts, but it is a core part of our identity as Sikhs of the Guru. Being actively known for serving Langar promotes our Sikh identity. It is something that all Sikhs, everywhere, have in common and is among the very best ways to establish our identity as people who live to serve others.
All of us know about Guru’s Langar, but at many Gurdwaras outside of India we see mostly Sikhs partaking of the Guru’s bounty. Our project hopes to bring Langar to the wider community and to bring the wider community to Langar!
As we know, there are many efforts that already exist to serve humanity through providing free food. We would like to find out what is working now and explore how this can be replicated in other corners of the Earth so that the radiance of the Guru’s mission – seeing and serving the God in All – can fill the hearts, minds and stomachs of as many people as possible!
To this end we are asking you to please share information about any food/langar programs in your area that serve people in the public beyond your local sangat. If you don’t have or don’t know of a current program of this nature, but are interested in starting one, we would enjoy communicating with you to explore how we can work with you to create greater impact with our service.
Thank you for taking the time to participate and we look forward to hearing of your local projects along with your ideas and suggestions for the Global Langar Project.