WILL YOUR SERVE OLYMPICS LANGGAR TOMORROW?
SIKHS SERVE LANGGAR (FREE COMMUNITY MEAL) ALONG TORCH ROUTE AS 101 YEAR OLD FAUJA SINGH CARRIES TORCH
When: Saturday 21st JULY 2012 from 7am to 7pm. The estimated time of the carrying of the Torch by Bhai Fauja Singh is 13.49pm.
Where: At 16 Langgar Service Points in Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest. See locations listed far below
The Langgar Service Point where Fauja Singh will carry the Torch: On the Pavement at the junction with Hunts Lane after High Street and before Bow Flyover, which is close to the 13.50 marker on the attached Torch Route map for Newham.
What: Service of Langgar (free community meal) to the public along key points of the Torch Relay Route on 21st July 2012 To watch a trailer on the Langgar 2012 event click here.
"It's historic because the oldest marathon runner will be a torch bearer in his own country and he is a Sikh, doing justice to London's bid which was won on a diversity ticket," said Mejindarpal Kaur, Project Director of Langgar 2012.
"We are expecting volunteers from all over the UK to do seva at the participating Gurdwaras, from 4am tomorrow. The atmosphere will be magical," said Palvinder Kaur, the Langgar 2012 project coordinator for Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Barking and Seven Kings)
20th July 2012, London, UK– Will you prepare and serve Langgar tomorrow (21st July 2012) when tens of thousands of people will turn up on the streets of London when the Olympics Torch is carried by 101 year old marathon runner, Bhai Fauja Singh in Newham, where the Torch is carried for the first time in the borough which is the home of the Olympics stadium.
To celebrate the carrying of the torch by the oldest torch bearer, UNITED SIKHS, the UN Affiliated International advocacy, humanitarian relief and human development charity, alongside 16 Gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship)and Sikhs from abroad will be participating in an unprecedented celebration of how Sikhs embrace diversity. Thousands of roti rolls will be prepared at Gurdwaras and served on the streets of London on a rolling schedule from 7am to 7pm. Click here for a leaflet on Langgar that will distributed to commemorate the event.
If you wish to participate, turn up at the participating Gurdwaras at 4am tomorrow to do seva to prepare Langgar and or be at the Langgar 2012 Service Points. Click here, for details of participating Gurdwaras. See maps of the Langgar 2012 Service points here.
To be televised live on The Sikh Channel and Sangat Tv, the guests at the Langgar Service Points will include Sikh community leaders. Paul Uppal, MP for WolverhamptonSouth West, who has been backing the project since its inception, remarks, "I am happy to be a part of this fantastic event as it embodies everything that I believe in as a Sikh and as a Conservative promoting the Big Society. I am looking forward to seeing Gurdwaras from all over the country who have come together to serve others in the name of faith and community."
LANGGAR 2012 SERVICE POINTS:
- Cutty Sark spot (Calderwood Street Gurdwara. Contact: Nirmal Singh Kelley, Tel: 07944067324).
- East Greenwich library (Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara. Contact: Gurdev Singh Rayat, Tel 07988163256)).
- Royal Standard roundabout in Charlton Road (Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, Belvedere, Kent. Contact Pyara Singh, Tel 07909527380)
- Well Hall roundabout and the General Gordon Square in Woolwich (Representatives from all three Gurdwaras).
On the Mile End Road at the corner of Harley Grove (The Sikh Sangat Gurdwara. Contact: Jaswant Singh, Tel: 07904206838)
- On the pavement at the corner of High Street North and Milton Avenue (East Ham E6), , which is near a 12.03 marker, which is the estimated arrival time of the torch. (Singh Sabha Gurdwara Barking. Contact: Darshan Singh, Tel: 07737011168)
- On the pavement on Plashet Grove between Katherine Road and Hilda Road (East Ham E6), , which is near a 12.10 marker, which is the estimated arrival time of the torch. (Mata Sahib Kaur Academy Gurdwara. Contact: Rupinder Singh, Tel: 07508821776)
- On the pavement on Green Street between Upton Park Road and Ferndale Road (Green Street E7), , which is near a 12.19 marker, which is the estimated arrival time of the torch. (Karamsar Gurdwara. Contact: Palvinder Kaur, Tel: 07503210583)
- On the pavement on Green Street between Kitchener Road and Studley Road (Green Street E7), , which is near a 12.22 marker, which is the estimated arrival time of the torch.
Neville Road Ramgarhia Association. Contact: Baldev Singh, Tel: 07970874429)
- On the pavement on Romford Road between Westbury Road and Palmerston Rd (Forest Gate E7), which is near 12.27 marker, which is the estimated arrival time of the torch. Singh Sabha Gurdwara Seven Kings. Contact: Palvinder Kaur, Tel: 07503210583)
- On the pavement on Romford Road between Vicarage Road and Glenavon Road. (Stratford E15), which is near a 12.39 marker, which is the estimated arrival time of the torch. (GNNSJ Martindale Road. Contact: Sukhbir Singh, Tel: 07956236522)
- On the pavement outside Stratford Local Service Centre on The Grove (Stratford E15), which is near a 13.34 marker ( if my eyesight is right), which is the estimated arrival time of the torch. Sri Guru Amardass Gurdwara, Clifton Rd, Southall. Contact: Daljit Singh, Tel: 07956660016)
- On the pavement at the corner of High Street and the end of the Burford Road, outside the Bingo Hall (Stratford E15), which is near a 13.39 marker, which is the estimated arrival time of the torch. (Guru Nanak Darbar (Kabul di Sangat) , Southall. Contact: Harpal Singh, Tel: 07932623241; and Manjit Singh, Tel: 07932762538)
- On the Pavement at the junction with Hunts Lane after High Street and before Bow Flyover, which is marked with a 13.50 marker, which is the estimated arrival time of the torch. (Singh Sabha Gurdwara , Reading. Contact: Gurpal Singh Tel: 07787002520)
At the junction of Francis Road with Leyton High Road at the County Cricket Ground. (Sikh Sangat Gurdwara, Leyton. Contact: Narinder Singh, tel: 07960957233).
For more informationand to confirm your attendance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)7709830442.
Project Director, Langgar 2012