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Preston Sikh Community is inviting people of all faiths to join them in celebrations

Posted on - 11th November, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
The parade finished on the Flag Market Pic: Preston Sikh Society
Sikh Parade at the Flag Market Pic: Preston Sikh Society

The Sikh Community is inviting people of all faiths to join together with them in celebrating the 550th birthday of the founder of their religion Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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The event will be celebrated in Gurdwara’s worldwide, but Guru Nanak Gurdwara Singh Sabha wants all the community to feel welcome.

Read More: Preston’s Sikh community parade through the city to mark Nagar Kirtan

Members of Gurdwara on Bow Lane Preston will be joining together in a ceremony on Tuesday 12th November at 4pm at the Gurdwara to celebrate the 550th Birthday of the founder of the Sikh religion.

This will be followed by a three-day Gurpurab (celebration) beginning on the Friday morning till the Sunday.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji founded Sikhism during the 15th century spreading the message of their beliefs and principles and was the first of ten Guru Ji’s.

The community will also be continuing to help the homeless community where they  serve langar (vegetarian food) and distribute warm clothing every Saturday and the last Sunday of each month.

Preston's Sikhs doing the rounds in the city centre
Preston’s Sikhs doing the rounds in the city centre

Preston Sikh Sewa runs the service from the Preston Markets where they also offer thermals such sleeping bags, hats, gloves, scarves and thermal socks to make sure the homeless are able to stay warm.

The charity, formed in January 2017, is compiled entirely of Sewdaars (selfless service volunteers) and it is funded by members of the Preston Sangat (congregation) who donate 10% of their disposable income to help.

Funding is also made through donations by the general public and businesses.

The Sewa will be having a celebration on Sunday 24th November, inviting local business and organisation that have kindly contributed items for the homeless.

Read More: How Preston’s Sikh community marked two years of feeding city’s homeless

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