SGPC, DSGMC to send 25,000 food packets every day to Kathmandu

  • PTI
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2015 22:56 IST

Religious bodies of Sikh community - Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC)- will send 25,000 food packets to Kathmandu each day from Monday.

A direction to this effect was given to the two bodies by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal, a party spokesman said here on Sunday.

Besides, they will be making arrangements to prepare and distribute "langar" (community kitchen) in Nepal to provide succour to earthquake victims, he said.

DSGMC held an emergency meeting under the presidentship of Manjit Singh GK, he said, adding, langar preparations have already started at Gurdwara Bangla Sahab in Delhi and the first consignment of 25,000 packets of "langar" will be air lifted to Kathmandu by the IAF from Monday.

Sukhbir asked the DSGMC and the SGPC to pool resources to prepare langar for 10,000 people at Kathmandu till such time it is required.

Meanwhile, Manjit GK said the IAF would be requested to make arrangements to airlift 10 tonnes of raw material to Kathmandu for preparation of fresh langar, the spokesman said.

He said 20 volunteers and about the same number of cooks would also be airlifted to Kathmandu to operationalise the langar.

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