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2 LANGAR GROUPS IN UK GET QUEEN’S AWARD

By Gurpreet Kaur . 6th June 2018 01:00pm
2 LANGAR GROUPS IN UK GET QUEEN’S AWARD

Two Sikh Langar Sewa groups aka community kitchens in the United Kingdom have received the highest Queen’s Award for their voluntary service. Langar Aid and Midland Langar Seva Society (MLSS) have won the award, is the highest award given to the volunteer groups throughout the United Kingdom. This is given for recognizing the marvelous work done by these groups in their communities. This award was formed in 2002 for celebrating the coronation anniversary of the Queen. Langar Aid has been chosen for providing support to the vulnerable and promoting equality by following the Sikh principle of sharing food, according to the Gazette. [caption id="attachment_38426" align="alignnone" width="537"]langar aid source: Twitter[/caption] Midland Langar Seva Society has been given the award for offering hunger reliefs, street feed, and aid according to the teachings given by the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. While talking to one of the newspapers over a phone call, Randhir Singh Heer, co-founder of Midland Langar Seva Society, from the Walsall said,

“It has all been meher (blessings) of Guru Nanak Dev ji. We started as a small group in 2013 with 20-30 meals a week and now we are serving 20,000 meals a week in 22 cities of UK. We also run ‘Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Langar Bus’ which tours across the UK and serves food to poor, homeless and needy.”
[caption id="attachment_38428" align="alignnone" width="527"]midland langar seva society source: Twitter[/caption] Langar Aid is the project handled by the UK based Global humanitarian aid organization Khalsa Aid International (KIA). This organization is also the recipient of the Queen’s Award, and its goal is to fight against the global problem of worldwide hunger. Ravi Singh, CEO and the founder of Khalsa Aid said,
“There is nothing more rewarding than providing a meal to a hungry person. We are doing it in the UK and worldwide. In the UK, we did same during nationwide floods in 2014,”

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