SMU Sikh club serves food to celebrate Langar Day, promote multiculturalism
Published on Feb 13, 2014 1:49 PM
Some 500 students of the Singapore Management University (SMU) experienced multiculturalism and savoured a sumptuous meal at the same time on Thursday afternoon.
As part of efforts by SMU's Sikh club to celebrate Sikh culture and tradition, students were treated to traditional vegetarian dishes such as dhal (lentil soup), briyani (fragrant rice with spices) and jira aloo (spiced potatoes).
These were laid out in buffet-style by some seven students of the club, SMU Sikhs Inc, as part of its inaugural SMU Langar Day-Sharing CommUNITY Love event. It was funded by the People's Association.
Langar, which means food in Punjabi, refers to the free community kitchen of the Sikhs. Vegetarian food, prepared by volunteers in Sikh temples, is served as it caters to everyone, regardless of a person's dietary needs.
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