Hindu communities take part in day of selfless service

6974722-largeThe elderly and disabled were treated to a day of food, arts and crafts at an event to boost religious harmony in the city.

Nearly 100 people from the Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities took part in the Sewa Day of selfless service, which was organised by the St Philip’s Centre in Evington, a charity working to improve inter-faith relations.

On Wednesday afternoon they visited elderly and the disabled users of the Ramgarhia Centre in Ulverscroft Road, Leicester, where they laid on a feast of Asian food and played live music on traditional Asian instruments.

Gurpreet Grewal-Santini, volunteer from the Sikh community who took part, said: “Our Sewa Day celebration was superbly received.


“Nearly 100 people from many different backgrounds took part in the day which was full of fun and which was truly appreciated.

“The diversity of the participants was particularly pleasing.”

Rupa Kanabar, a volunteer from the Hindu community added: “Sewa Day serves as an important reminder that here in Leicester we can deliver selfless service to all our communities.

“By bringing different groups together from both city and county, we all enjoyed and gained so much from each other.”

Source: Leicester Mercury