Gurudwara in Derby goes Plastic Free for Sikh New Year

Min Kaur, BBC Journalist interviews children at Ramgharia Sabha Gurudwara

Ramgarhia Sabha Gurdwara in Derby is starting the Sikh New Year by being one of the first in the UK to go plastic-free.

The children who attend the Gurudwara have been instrumental in lobbying the Gurudwara’s management committee to use alternatives to single-use plastic instead.

The children who attend the Gurudwara have been instrumental in lobbying the Gurudwara’s management committee to use alternatives to single-use plastic instead.

They asked that the management committee to make small changes, to help make a difference to the environment and help combat climate change. 

Karah Parshad (spiritual sweet food blessing made of wheat, ghee, water, sugar and prayers) is now distributed in environmentally friendly paper bags, whilst Guru ka Langar (the Guru’s blessed communal kitchen meal) is served in steel thalis (plates) and glass cups instead of single use plastic.

Prabhjyot Singh, Eco-Sikh UK says:

“The kids have played a huge part in leading the change here. They’ve been absolutely brilliant and have literally taken plastic out of the equation – saying that we don’t want to use plastic, we’d rather use metal plates, paper cups etc…”

Min Kaur, BBC Journalist for Newsround interviewed the children at the Gurudwara about why it was important for them to go plastic free. 

The piece was aired on 14th March to coincide with the Sikh New Year, also known as Sikh Vatavaran Diwas or Sikh Environment Day.

Published by Ricky Panesar

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