The newly built Luton gurudwara in England was inaugurated by none other than King Charles. This gurudwara was the first in England to run a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic during the pandemic. It urged places of worship to tackle the spread of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and urged citizens to get vaccinated. Read on to know more about King Charles’s visit to the gurudwara.
King Charles Inaugurates Newly Built Luton Gurudwara
The Royal Family Twitter and Instagram handles shared photos and videos of the monarch’s visit to the newly-built Guru Nanak Gurudwara in Luton. The pictures show King Charles interacting with volunteers at the Luton Sikh Soup Kitchen Stand— known for serving over 500 nutritious vegetarian meals daily as part of its langar service.
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He Interacted With Volunteers & Even Also Prayers
With a kerchief tied around his head, King Charles greeted and interacted with members of the Sikh community in Luton. He warmly greets a woman with a namaste. King Charles also spoke to children who were learning traditional music and their mother tongue, Punjabi. The volunteers of the Luton gurudwara took the monarch around and explained to him the workings of the spiritual abode.
During the pandemic, the Gurdwara ran a pop-up Covid vaccine clinic, which was one of the first of its kind in the UK.
The Gurdwara also encouraged other places of worship to tackle misinformation regarding vaccine hesitancy. pic.twitter.com/bm43iEXLbC
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 6, 2022
The monarch even sat on the floor and offered prayers to the divine in the gurudwara’s prayer hall. With a smile, he watched the food being cooked in the kitchen. This is probably the monarch’s first visit to a religious institution apart from visiting the church since he ascended the throne. The newly-built gurudwara has a plethora of amenities like a library, sports club, a day centre and education classes.
The next time you visit England, don’t forget to pay a visit to this serene gurudwara and indulge in a soulful meal here.
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