Queen awards Langar Aid Community Service Award
It is with great pride we announce our Langar Aid team has been awarded the Queens award for community service. This award Is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.
‘Langar’ is a concept established by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, first guru of the Sikhs. It is a communal kitchen set up to provide food to all people, regardless of background, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender or social status.
Langar Aid is a project by the UK based global humanitarian aid organisation Khalsa Aid International (KAI), an initiative which focuses on fighting hunger worldwide. KAI has successfully been providing vital food and water in emergencies to victims of natural disasters, wars and civil conflicts for the last 19 years.
‘’We always endeavour to assist those in need, be it across the world or here at home in the UK, as we did in the floods nationwide in 2014. As we increasingly witnessed people struggling day to day living below the poverty line, we decided to help those most vulnerable and often homeless in our communities across the UK, Langar Aid was born out of this need. We have been blessed with an amazing Langar Aid team who have carried this initiative forward” Ravi Singh, CEO/founder Khalsa Aid International.
“We really want to do our best to help stamp out hunger in our communities, therefore we must work together to support the less fortunate, there is nothing more rewarding then providing a meal to a hungry person” Avtar Kaur, Langar Aid coordinator
We look forward to growing and developing work across the UK in the coming months and years.
We thank all our donors and supporters for their continued support and faith in us.