Sikh Exposes Culture to Students

April 19, 2010

Author: Sophia Karathanasis

Source: The Ticker

http://www.theticker.org/about/2.8215/sikh-exposes-culture-to-students-1.2230549

Last Monday, the United Sikh Association spread cultural awareness to the Baruch community with its first college-wide Langar event. 

The event attracted a diverse crowd, both Sikh and non-Sikh students alike, to the Multipurpose Room. Students indulged in a free meal while exposing themselves to the customary ways of Sikhism.

Langar refers to the traditional Sikh practice of communal eating, where free meals are served regardless of identity in a Gurdwara, a designated place of worship for Sikh followers. Attendants left their shoes at the door and were asked to sit cross-legged on strips of white cloth lined across the bare floors. 

According to Ramneet Sachdev, the secretary of the association, the Langar is designed to uphold the core principles expounded by the Sikh religion.