During the May half term week Sindhu Shakha, Shri Ram Shakha and Guru Nanak Shakha went on a joint trip to Shri Guru Ravidass Gurdwara in Leicester on the 30th May 2018. For the Sevikas from Sindhu Shakha the trip began at 1:30pm when they arrived at the Gurudwara to prepare the evening langar (communal meal). From 6pm onwards we all took part in the evening kirtans in the very peaceful and spiritual atmosphere. The treasurer from the managing committee then presented how the local Sikh community has developed over the past 50 years and we learnt more about Sri Guru Ravidaasji. As a sign of respect Ma. Pravinbhai Ruparelia was then presented with a photograph and a shawl. The evening concluded with the delicious langar.
The total sankhya was 102 and we raised a total of £305. This was used to cover the food costs and the remaining was donated to the Gurudwara. It was great to see families coming together and engaged through this trip whilst also strengthening the bond between the swayamsevaks and sevikas. Furthermore, it was equally important to engage with our wider Hindu community and we hope to build on these relationships in the future.