Langar to mark guru’s gesture About 2,500 people ate at the annual Salana Sacha Sauda Samagam in the Behala gurdwara on Sunday. The annual event is held in mid February, in the month of Phagun according to the Sikh calender. “This was the time when Guru Nanak had fed thousands of hungry people with the money his father had given him for business,” said Satnam Singh Ahluwalia, the general secretary of the gurdwara.
The gurdwara has been organisingthe annual langar for the past 45 years. Ahluwalia said a langar a common kitchen from where food is served to all visitors — is held every day. But the Salana Sacha Sauda Samagam is special as it is held to mark an event in the life of the founder of Sikhism. Pictures by Bishwarup Dutta