Sikh bodies serve organic ‘langar’

April 23, 2016 0 Comments

Amritsar, April 13: For the first time, two international organisations —Eco Sikh and Akhand Kirtani Jatha — will serve organic ‘langar’ to devotees on the occasion of Baisakhi. It will continue till April 14.

The project administrator of Eco Sikh Gurjit Singh said, “It is our campaign to set up a direct producer-consumer set-up. To start with, our aim is to make our gurdwaras green. That’s why we introduced organic ‘langar’ on the occasion of Baisakhi.

“With our limited resources, it is a reasonably good start to arrange Baisakhi ‘langar’ at Sewa Singh Hall located on Sultanwind Road. Gurmat programmes are being held at various gurdwaras, but all devotees have been told to partake of organic ‘langar’ at Sewa Singh Hall only,” he said.

Farmers from Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Phillaur who are into growing seasonal vegetables and spices the organic way, have turned up to supply food items for the ‘langar’ in Amritsar.

Recently, on an experimental basis, the SGPC dedicated 40 acres at Gurdwara Gurusar Satlani Sahib to develop it as a model organic farm and the agricultural produce generated from there is being used to prepare ‘langar’ at the Golden Temple.