United Sikhs Serves Langar to Myanmar Cyclone Survivor

May 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet


United Sikhs along with the Yangon Sikh Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) has started serving langar (the Sikh tradition of serving hot meals cooked in a community kitchen) to thousands of Myanmar cyclone survivors, since last Friday.

Despite all odds, UNITED SIKHS volunteers, with the help of the local authority, have reached out to the destitute and homeless with hot food and water. Today 3000 survivors in remote villages received hot food consisting of rice noodles. More than 13 Sikhs have been cooking the langar at the Yangon Sikh Gurdwara, located on Theinbyu Street.

Last Friday, UNITED SIKHS volunteers made packets of the cooked food and transported it to Kun Chan Gon, 40 km from the Gurdwara. 25 volunteers formed two groups to deliver food to 1000 survivors at Buddhist Viharas (Buddhist temples) in both the Dalat and Kyaut Tan areas. The following day, Sikh Aid volunteers grappled with crippling infrastructure to distribute the hot meals to over 1200 survivors in other affected areas.