Give and share at Sikh spiritual event

Free kitchen at the Naam Ras Kirtan Darbar.

The end of the year marks a festive period - a season of giving and sharing. It is also a time for reflection and to look ahead at a new year of hope. Fortunately this December you can do all these under one roof.

If you would like to bid farewell to 2014 and welcome 2015 in an altruistic and spiritually uplifting way, then the Singapore Expo Hall 7 is where you should head from Dec 25-28 for Naam Ras Kirtan Darbar.

From a historical exhibition on Sikh values and heritage to the melodious Sikh music (kirtan) and to top it all - a sumptuous vegetarian spread in the free kitchen, which is a hallmark of any Sikh congregation.

The seventh Naam Ras Kirtan Darbar will see people from all walks of life come together through a common platform - sewa (selfless service). In its 12th year, the event typically sees thousands from Singapore and the region congregate to participate in sewa.

Naam Ras 2014 will also see leaders and representatives from the various racial and religious groups in Singapore attend to learn and understand more about the Sikh faith, values and practices. In fact, anyone keen to find out more can make his way to Naam Ras.

It is indeed remarkable that an event of such magnitude is dependent solely on volunteers. As a concept, it is almost utopian - regardless of their backgrounds, each individual is an equal contributor to the organisation and success of the event.

Some contribute financially, others in kind, be it bottled water or lending their vehicles for transportation.

The event will run from 5 to 10pm each day.

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