DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The name of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Dubai has been recorded in the ‘Guinness Book of World Record’ for hosting free breakfast to 600 persons of 101 different nationalities at the same time. Sikh24 has learnt that all the attendees were present in customary dresses of their aboriginal countries.
Speaking to Sikh24, Chairman of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar S. Surinder Singh Kandhari informed that the Sikhism was plaintiff of equality among all humans irrespective of their caste, creed, ethnicity, colour, nationality or religion. He said that the motive behind organizing program was to promote peace, communal harmony and tolerance among people of all religions. He also thanked the attendees of 101 nationalities for helping the Gurdwara Sahib in erecting the world record.
S. Surinder Singh further informed that more than a thousand devotees are served ‘langar’ (free food) in the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar daily and on holidays the count of devotees exceeds 10,000. Situated in Jebel Ali area of Dubai, the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar is known for free food among people of other religions and nationalities.
“The gurdwara has been spearheading charity and volunteer work not only for the Indian community but for the entire UAE community as well. We feel blessed to give in any form, as this is our selfless service to the society,” said S. Surinder Singh.
It is pertinent to note here that the earlier record in this matter was on the name of ‘Nutella’ company for hosting food to persons of 55 different nationalities at the same time the Milan Expo in Italy in 2015.
Talal Omar, Guinness World Records manager, said: “We are proud to support the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in breaking a fantastic record that brings together people of multi-faiths.”Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org