Thursday, 2 May 2013


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
College and temple join forces over lunch
A Sikh temple provided a free lunch for hundreds at a college.
Staff and volunteers at Leicester College served about 500 people with vegetarian food donated by Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, in Leicester.
The Langar on Campus – called after a Punjabi word meaning community kitchen – was organised by Leicester College's learner engagement and enrichment (LEET) multi-faith chaplaincy team.
It was the third hosted by Leicester College and took place at the Abbey campus. 
The lunch aimed to promote selfless service, equality and humanity and formed part of the celebrations of the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, which began on April 13. 
Sharen Ravat, Leicester College's LEET student liaison officer, organised the event.
She said: "The chaplaincy team works together to promote harmony and respect in the college and the wider communities it serves.
"This was a great opportunity to sit, eat and engage together in an environment that ensures equality and provides a platform for inter-faith dialogue."

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