Langar Week has been designed to introduce the concept of Langar to a wider community to promote sharing, equality and collaboration between communities.

We want to bring to the fore an opportunity to learn about who Sikhs are and our values.


On 16 January 2015, Surat Singh Khalsa began a hunger strike which is still ongoing. He has refused food and water for more than 6 months to seek the release of Sikh political prisoners who have completed their court sentences.



‘Chabeel’ is a Punjabi word referring to a sweet, cool non-alcoholic drink. During Chabeel Week, Sikhs will get together in their local communities and hand out cold drinks to passersby to remember the sacrifice of their fifth Guru and highlight ‘Chardikala’ (‘Eternal Optimism’), the Sikh ethos of remaining optimistic.