Langar on Campus 2023
You are warmly invited to the University of Birmingham's Sikh society annual Langar on Campus, taking place on Thursday 2 February from 11:00-4:00pm (or whenever the food runs out!) in the outdoor marquee by Old Joe. You will be able to enjoy a vegetarian dish with vegan options consisting of lentil soup, a vegetable curry and chapatis (flat bread) all freshly prepared locally in Birmingham.
What is Langar?
Langar (free food) is run free of charge by volunteers and is served to all people without distinction of gender, socio economic status, caste, ethnicity or religious creed. It is sustained through donations alone. All volunteers serving food are from our own student body and all food has been donated by Nishkam Sevak Jatha and supported by the British Organisation of Sikh Students (BOSS) and the University of Birmingham’s Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.
The aim of the event is to create a unique sense of unity between the students of different backgrounds and introduce them to a tradition they may not be aware of. It helps promote interfaith understanding and builds a unique bond that can only be created when sharing a meal together. The event also helps the university reach out to ethnic minorities on campus and offers a welcoming environment for all to join.
The first Langar event organised by a Sikh society took place at the University of Birmingham in 2004. Since then many Universities have taken on the idea with over 15 educational institutions around the UK hosting Langar events.