Free Lunch: USYD Sikh Soc Community Kitchen (Langar)!
17 September, 2015
University of Sydney - Law Lawns
Sydney Uni Sikh Society
FREE VEGETARIAN MEAL + DRINK at the Law Lawns, on behalf of the Sydney Uni Sikh Society!
We invite you to partake in our second community kitchen - in other words, we will be giving out FREE FOOD to all! Bring your friends. :)
NO Access Card required!
What better way to score a great meal, save a few dollars and get some culture in you?!
Head over to our TURBAN-TYING station, wander through the vivid EXHIBITION and mystify yourself with some classical entertainment.
How to prepare? Dont have breakfast!
We will need as many helpers as we can get, so if you are available, please message our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SydUniSikhSoc). :)
This event is being held in conjunction with Akaal Fauj, without whom, it would not be possible: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Akaal-Fauj.
Sikh societies from fellow universities are also to be thanked for their contribution and support: Sikh Students Association at UNSW (https://www.facebook.com/UNSWSikhSoc) and Sikh Students Association at MACQ (https://www.facebook.com/ssamacq).
THE CONCEPT OF 'LANGAR'
'Langar' or 'free kitchen' was started by the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It is designed to uphold the principle of equality between all people of the world regardless of religion, caste, colour, creed, age, gender or social status.
In addition to the ideals of equality, the tradition of Langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness and oneness of all humankind: "... the Light of God is in all hearts."
For the first time in history, an institution was designed in which all people would sit on the floor together, as equals, to eat the same simple food. It is here that all people high or low, rich or poor, male or female, all sit in the same pangat (literally "row" or "line") to share and enjoy the food together.