Ludhiana: To mark International Langar Week 2015, an interfaith Sikh Langar was organised inside the Jama Masjid Mosque, Ludhiana on 8th Oct 2015 at midday.
The banner reading “Hi Langar, Goodbye World Hunger,” put up by volunteers of Sikh Press Association and Basics of Sikhi, who chose the mosque as the venue to celebrate International Langar Week.
It is a gesture of harmony to stop spreading hatred and envy among each other. Representatives of all different faiths joined in and served langar to the students of Madrassa at Jama Masjid.
The event saw people including Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Christians, serving and eating together. It spread the message of global communal harmony as well as give a call to fight world hunger, said the representatives of the communities.
Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal, a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) councilor, who said he accepted the invitation as it was for a noble cause.
“It is in the teachings of our Guru that serving food to the poor is supreme. I appreciate that the event was held in a mosque and I chose to attend it not as an Akali councilor but as a Sikh. Muslims always invite us for feast on Eid. It is good that this time Sikhs offered to serve langar in a mosque,” said Dhaliwal.