As the 101 year old marathoner Fauja Singh carries the Olympics Torch through the streets of London, many Sikh organisations will be following the great Sikh tradition and offering food to passers by.
On 21 July, the Olympic torch will arrive in Newham in South East London. This is where one of the most famous surviving Sikhs, Fauja Singh, who holds world record being the oldest person to ever complete a marathon, will carry the torch.
And to commemorate the occasion, Londoners will also experience first hand the great Sikh tradition of ‘langar’ – or the community kitchen.
More than 1,000 roti-rolls will be distributed at various service points along the 30 mile route for the Olympic torch for that day.
"We are proud to share with public the 500-year-old Sikh tradition of serving free meals (langar), to celebrate the carrying of Olympic Torch on July 21 by 101-year-old marathoner Fauja Singh," said Parvinder Kaur, project manager of Langar 2012 of United Sikhs.
Almost 15 gurdwaras from south and east London are participating in this great cause.
Hundreds of Sikh volunteers, as well as people from others from other faiths and backgrounds, will come together to serve free meals to the local community.