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Firstly, I think British school food should be neutral without any sacred food being served. Also please consider this topic for other countries which may have this issue, possibly Australia? Obviously this isn't a solution for schools in islamic countries!

However, as we know, some schools are forcing Halal meat.

So why don't we do a positive spin on this?

Since some schools are forcing sacred food from one religion onto students. Then why not demand langar in these schools as sikhs require their own sacred food in cases where neutral food is not available? We should seriously ask for this demand, as sacred food should not only be available for one minority.

Would be good if there was some kind of SACRED FOOD ACT / LAW  or AGREEMENT.

And since langar should not be commercial, it should be served by a sikh volunteer and should also be free, obviously open to donations. I think organisations like SWAT already have the infrastructure in place for serving langar in public. Would local gurdwaras be able to help and provide langar and volunteers for this?

The positive thing about this is that concept of langar gets out more in public, and educates young learning minds about sikhi traditions and community kitchens. And obviously anyone can partake of langar as it's free.

CAN WE HAVE SOMETHING TEMPORARY IN PLACE before the start of the NEW ACADEMIC YEAR in SEPTEMBER 2018? How can we get this out there?

Obviously I am only talking about vegetarian langar, I will post more options on forums which are more sangat orientated and more panthic.

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1 hour ago, ipledgeblue said:

Firstly, I think British school food should be neutral without any sacred food being served. Also please consider this topic for other countries which may have this issue, possibly Australia? Obviously this isn't a solution for schools in islamic countries!

However, as we know, some schools are forcing Halal meat.

So why don't we do a positive spin on this?

Since some schools are forcing sacred food from one religion onto students. Then why not demand langar in these schools as sikhs require their own sacred food in cases where neutral food is not available? We should seriously ask for this demand, as sacred food should not only be available for one minority.

Would be good if there was some kind of SACRED FOOD ACT / LAW  or AGREEMENT.

And since langar should not be commercial, it should be served by a sikh volunteer and should also be free, obviously open to donations. I think organisations like SWAT already have the infrastructure in place for serving langar in public. Would local gurdwaras be able to help and provide langar and volunteers for this?

The positive thing about this is that concept of langar gets out more in public, and educates young learning minds about sikhi traditions and community kitchens. And obviously anyone can partake of langar as it's free.

CAN WE HAVE SOMETHING TEMPORARY IN PLACE before the start of the NEW ACADEMIC YEAR in SEPTEMBER 2018? How can we get this out there?

Obviously I am only talking about vegetarian langar, I will post more options on forums which are more sangat orientated and more panthic.

first langar is not to be thrown away but given to janwar jia jant until it is consumed , which I think will be an additional burden on cash strapped schools . We cannot ensure there will be satkar of langar by schools and kids. The better argument is the health benefits of a plant-based diet and the fact that it is cost-effective , can be served to all faiths without any religious objections and pushing for that . I refuse to make just sikhs responsible for everyone's food 400,000 cannot make enough to feed the children of 65 million on top of regular sangat to gurdwarey .  However we can campaign for fresh plant-based food for all children and re introducing free meals for the poor, removing religiously based butchered meats , it is NOT justified to complain by Jews and muslims , they can be responsible for the other two meals of the day and eat meat then.

 

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22 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

first langar is not to be thrown away but given to janwar jia jant until it is consumed , which I think will be an additional burden on cash strapped schools . We cannot ensure there will be satkar of langar by schools and kids. The better argument is the health benefits of a plant-based diet and the fact that it is cost-effective , can be served to all faiths without any religious objections and pushing for that . I refuse to make just sikhs responsible for everyone's food 400,000 cannot make enough to feed the children of 65 million on top of regular sangat to gurdwarey .  However we can campaign for fresh plant-based food for all children and re introducing free meals for the poor, removing religiously based butchered meats , it is NOT justified to complain by Jews and muslims , they can be responsible for the other two meals of the day and eat meat then.

 

But in schools which are already serving, or rather forcing, sacred foods where there are already sikh students, I think we should try and introduce langar. Obviously have a sikh volunteer to serve the langar. Have sikh students help out for seva, too if possible. 

 

We should check with organisations like SWAT on how they manage the langar they give to the poor in public places.

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