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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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Here’s How the Youth is Helping Politics Grow in India

Know what the youth feels about the politics in India

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Youth-led movements in India have increased tremendously in the recent times. Pixabay

By Kanan Parmar

A great historian and socialist thinker Howard Zinn once said,
 “Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”

Youth-led movements have increased tremendously in the recent times. But its not just today’s world where youth-led movements and protests have become so important. Even years ago there were many movement led by the young souls of our nation. One of the best examples is the 1974 Railway Strike led by George Fernandez.

The voice of the youth is crucial for the effectiveness of service by the government. It has a powerful impact on the politics the country.

Youth India
The youth in India understands the manipulation done by political parties. Pixabay

Here’s what the youngsters feels about politics in India.

“I feel there’s nothing more influential than politics. For me, especially, it reflects the moral ground of people. In India, sadly, politics is overpowered by the fuel of caste and religion. Here, it’s tangled with ethnicity and creed, which is manipulated and overused by those who come into power. It’s about the ones who govern and how they make it. It’s no more about justice, equality or even mere humanity, in the current times. So be that Akhlaq, Rohit Vermula or a bazillion others, all struggle to still seek justice, under the scenario of Indian politics,” says Debolina, a journalism student at Bennett University, Greater Noida.

Abhay Sharma, another student at Bennett University says, “Politics in India is simply based on religion and corruption. But all this cannot be hidden from the eyes of this generation. Youth is playing a very important and crucial role in controlling the corruption done by politicians. Mostly if we see, the people who raise their voices against the bad done by the government are usually under the age of 30 (ignoring the opposition parties), because we belong to a major population.”

Youth Abhay Sharma
Abhay Sharma, a journalism student says, “Youth is playing a very important role in controlling the corruption done by politicians.”

Abhay also feels that since this generation is being well educated they have a better vision and understanding about the politics in the current scenario.

“No country is a perfect country. As citizens of a democratic country, it is our duty to challenge the wrongdoings of the government and that is the first step towards bringing change,” says Abhay.

“Youth is definitely becoming more aware and woke but at the same time the extremism is rising. Country looks united and divided at the same time,” says Radha Vekhande, a copywriter for an e-commerce app named Bulbul.

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It is pretty much clear that the youth understands the manipulation done by the political parties in our countries. The youngsters being the future of our country are the only reliable changemakers and they are living for it.