PATNA SAHIB, Bihar, India—The service of the main Langar (free community kitchen) at Takht Sri Harmandir Patna Sahib has been allotted to the Harnam Singh Dhumma led sect Damdami Taksal. The Chowk Mehta based Taksal Chief on December 31 commenced the Langar service by serving himself.
Speaking to Sikh24, Harnam Singh said that the service will continue until January 7 in which food prepared with Desi Ghee (purified butter) would be served among the Sikh devotees. He added that man power of nearly 800 dedicated helpers will accomplish the tasks of serving Langar daily.
Offering thanks to the management board of Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Harnam Singh said that the service of main Langar at here was also assigned to Damdami Taksal in 1967, when marking the 300th anniversary of tenth Sikh master. He added that then Damdami Taksal Chief, Sant Kartar Singh, completed the service assigned at that time.
Appreciating arrangements made by the Nitish Kumar led Bihar government, he said that Nitish Kumar has played an immense role for Sikh devotees in the commemoratory programs.