King Visits Gurdwara: Charles Lauds ‘Langar’, Sikh Community Service During Covid
King Charles visited a recently constructed gurdwara in Luton, a town outside of London, and interacted with the devotees as a gesture to the diversity of Britain. Children of all faiths greeted him while waving the Union Jack and the “Nishan Sahib” Sikh flag.
The king also met volunteers who run the Luton Sikh Soup Kitchen Stand, which “provides vegetarian hot meals seven days a week, 365 days a year at the Gurdwara,” according to social media posts by the royal family’s official accounts.
“The Gurdwara encouraged other places of worship to tackle misinformation regarding vaccine hesitancy,” it added.
He also praised the neighbourhood for its assistance during the Covid outbreak during the previous nearly three years. According to a royal family Instagram post, it hosted a pop-up Covid vaccine clinic, one of the first of its type in the UK.
Over 5 lakh Sikhs live in the UK, making up about 1% of the total population. Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi, a notable MP for the Labour Party, is one of the many Sikhs who have served in the UK Parliament.
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