BCU Students' Union & its Sikh society are hosting a free lunch!

BCU Langar 1

Fancy a free lunch tomorrow? Then you may want to make your way to Birmingham City University.

The Students’ Union and its Sikh Society is inviting everyone to join them for a free delicious meal at a huge pop-up community kitchen.

If you pop along to the Atrium at Millennium Point on Thursday 23 February between 11am and 4pm you can join students as they host Langar – which means kitchen in Punjabi – is a really important event in Sikhism where free food is offered to anyone.

This is the second time that Langar has been held by the university. Last year more than 800 people from across the city came along to enjoy a hot meal and gain an insight into the Sikh faith.

Jaspreet Singh

Named Langar on Campus, the event takes place in universities across the world, where students, staff and community members of all backgrounds come together and eat.Everyone sits down on a carpet together to signify equality and only vegetarian food is served in order to cater for everyone, no matter what their diet is.

The langar began in the 15th century and was designed to uphold the principle of equality between all people regardless of their religion, colour, creed, age, gender or social status.

Vice President of Birmingham City University Sikh Society, Jaspreet Singh, said: 

The message of our event is clear; no matter how many differences we have got as holy souls, we all can come together as an equal unit and help humanity. This will inspire the community to not only learn, but also experience each other’s cultures and values.