Delhi Gurudwara’s ‘Langar On Wheels’ Feeds Thousands

by Gizel Menezes
Delhi Gurudwara’s ‘Langar On Wheels’ Feeds Thousands

The Sikh community has been unstoppable in their efforts towards providing relief to all those affected by the coronavirus. Whether it was the 81-yr-old Sikh who fed millions on the Maharashtra highway or the gurudwaras who are working tirelessly to feed thousands, the community’s efforts are laudable and heartwarming. And now, in their latest effort to feed the disadvantaged, the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee has launched a ‘Langar on Wheels’ service. This mobile langar service aims to provide food and water to thousands of destitute people. Thus, carrying forward their services beyond the walls of gurudwaras.

Delhi Gurudwara’s ‘Langar On Wheels’ Service

Thousands of people have gone into a state of deep despair because of lack of income and dwindling finances.

Therefore, in their humbling efforts to ensure that no one sleeps on an empty stomach, this ‘Langar on Wheels’ service launched by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee will serve an estimated 15,000 people daily. These include those living in jhuggi-jhopris , railways stations, bus stands, rain shelters and pavements.

As per Committee President Manjinder Singh Sirsa, as quoted by HT, 15 vans will leave Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in the wee hours of the day and serve food to people at various places across the city. Besides these, vans will also be stationed at railway stations and bus stands with banners highlighting the availability of food and water.

Langar on Wheels

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee यांनी वर पोस्ट केले रविवार, ३१ मे, २०२०

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Making Langars Mobile

Reportedly, several NGOs and institutions in the city withdrew their services of providing food amidst the lockdown. That is when the Committee decided to take matters into their hands. Since it is ‘impractical’ for the poor to go in search of a Gurudwara for food, the Committee decided to start the ‘Langar on Wheels’ service and take the food directly to the people. Currently, the initiative has been put in place for a month. But it will be extended till economic activities are entirely restored and the disadvantaged are able to sustain themselves. Previously, the Committee had launched a similar community kitchen initiative for migrant labourers at 10 locations in the NCR.

What a lovely initiative by the Sikh Community, right! We salute them for the fabulous work they are doing! They are truly the heroes we need!

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