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Birmingham university advances ‘langar on campus’ for 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

The Birmingham City University will host the event on November 12, in collaboration with the town's large Sikh population, in which it will serve up free lunch to students, staff and the public.

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The event, which began in 2016, is usually celebrated in February or March. But this year, it has been preponed in view of the Sikh founder’s birth anniversary.

A university in England will host its annual langar on campus event earlier than usual to mark the 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

The Birmingham City University will host the event on November 12, in collaboration with the town’s large Sikh population, in which it will serve up free lunch to students, staff and the public.

The event, which began in 2016, is usually celebrated in February or March. But this year, it has been advanced due to the birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh faith, which is celebrated all over the world.

President of the Sikh Society at Birmingham City University’s Students’ Union, Karanjit Kaur spoke about the event and said that it is open to all.

Sukhbir Singh, vice-president of the society, said that the ‘langar on campus’ is aimed at promoting equality and openness.