Setting a Wonderful Example

A new mission undertaken by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), aims to inspire farmers to take up organic farming and cut down on the use of chemical products.

With growing awareness about all the many chemicals that we consume along with our food, there’s a heartening movement back to eating healthy, organically-grown vegetables. In this regard, the Golden Temple at Amritsar has set a wonderful example. According to a report published inthebetterindia.com, visitors to the Temple are soon to be served healthy, freshly produced organic food at the community kitchen. The temple’s management committee has made a landmark decision to adopt organic farming to grow its own grains, fruits and vegetables, free of chemicals. A new mission undertaken by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), it also aims to inspire farmers to take up organic farming and cut down on the use of chemical products. The SGPC now grows its own organic vegetables and fruits on 40 acres at Gurdwara Gurusar Satlani Sahib and Patiala. .The langar, or community kitchen, at the Golden Temple is the world’s largest free kitchen. It serves food to everyone, irrespective of caste, religion or background. The gurudwara’s community kitchen is manned by 450 dedicated people and many volunteers.

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