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Canadian Sikh group organises langar to promote equality

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Toronto: A Sikh group in Calgary has organised a week-long langar (community kitchen) to promote equality, fight hunger and to create cross-cultural dialogue, the media reported.

On October 5, the first day, the group set up a tent at the University of Calgary and distributed free food, Metro News portal reported on Tuesday.

A lot of people see us on the streets, see us in turban and a beard but they do not see what my goal is, what my mission is,” Harman Dhillon, a group member, was quoted as saying.

According to Dhillon, the event was part of Langar Week’, an event held globally by the people of the Sikh faith.

The event is aimed at creating equality as the rich and the poor are given the same food and equal respect.

“What we tend to do, we take a tree and we start fighting over a leaf. But we do not understand what the roots are,” he said.

The group will organise langar at Mount Royal University on Thursday and City Hall on Friday.

(IANS)

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The group has mobilized the Indian-American community with the rallying call of "Hunger Mitao!", which means "Wipe Out Hunger." Pixabay

Indian-Americans across New York are coming together to fight food insecurity, with a major organisation working to end hunger throughout the city’s five boroughs.

The Food Bank For New York City’s new Indian-American Council (IAC) will work to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel community resources to help end hunger, The American Bazaar daily reported.

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“We are excited to bring this model to New York City and are confident that the Indian community here will galvanise around Food Bank and provide millions of meals for the city’s food insecure children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable families,” added Anna Asava. Pixabay

The newly-formed Council kicked off its “Million Meal March” campaign at Baar Baar restaurant earlier this month.

The event garnered more than 100 attendees and raised over 610,000 meals for New Yorkers in need.

The group has mobilized the Indian-American community with the rallying call of “Hunger Mitao!”, which means “Wipe Out Hunger.”

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The Food Bank For New York City’s new Indian-American Council (IAC) will work to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel community resources to help end hunger, The American Bazaar daily reported. 
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The Council’s Co-Chair is Payal Sharma, the Managing Partner of the restaurant, and its Founders and Advisors are Raj Asava and Aradhana Asava.

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“In the spirit of ‘give where you live’, the community through IAC, has enabled close to five million meals in Texas in just over a year,” said Raj Asava in a press release.

“We are excited to bring this model to New York City and are confident that the Indian community here will galvanise around Food Bank and provide millions of meals for the city’s food insecure children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable families,” added Anna Asava. (IANS)