September 26th, 2016

Sikh charity hand out free drinks as part of Chabeel Day

Sikh charity hand out free drinks as part of Chabeel Day Sikh charity hand out free drinks as part of Chabeel Day
Updated: 2:30 pm, Jul 22, 2016

CITY RESIDENTS were treated to free drinks courtesy of a Sikh charity as part of a religious event aimed at raising public spirits.

The uplifting gesture, part of Chabeel Day – an international day of commemoration for Guru Arjan Dev Ji – saw refreshments handed out to the public while Sikhs across the world continued the theme in 11 different countries.

Midlands Langar Seve Seva Society, a Sikh ethos hunger relief charity, served the refreshments while doing their regular feed.

Gurdeep Singh, organiser of the event, said: “It was a great day of community integration.

“Through this simple gesture of handing out a free drink on what was a warm day – we was able to put a smile on peoples faces and have a chat about why we’re doing it.

“We spoke to hundreds of people and hopefully many of them went away with a bit more understanding about the Sikh faith.”

Chabeel is a Punjabi word referring to a sweet, cool, non-alcoholic drink made up of rose-water, syrup, milk and ice.

Traditionally, Sikhs have offered Chabeel to the general public on hot days – especially between May and June – when Sikhs remember the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

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