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Sikhs providing free meals to homeless across UK

The Sikh community is providing free meals to the homeless across the UK as a part of their religious duty enshrined by Guru Nanak more than 500 years ago.

chandigarh Updated: Feb 24, 2015 21:23 IST

The Sikh community is providing free meals to the homeless across the UK as a part of their religious duty enshrined by Guru Nanak more than 500 years ago.

According to BBC, the Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team van supplies a hand-out of hot soup, drinks, chocolate bars and other food items on the Strand in central London every week as homeless people patiently wait in line to be served.

The concept of "langar" is being put forward by the Sikh team. A kitchen is set up where donated produce, prepared into wholesome vegetarian curry by volunteers is freely served on a daily basis. Thousands of free "langar" meals are served throughout the UK in gurdwaras.

The Swat team, as they are known, decided to go out of the gurdwara and start the "langar" on streets after they saw a growing number of homelessness in London.