Sikhs visiting the Data Sahib at the recently opened Kartarpur Corridor are bringing tomatoes from India as a gift for the langar khana which provides a free vegetarian meal to all visitors.
According to reports, Sikh pilgrims coming to the Gurdwara from India brought bags of tomatoes as a present for the langar khana. Not only tomatoes, they also brought other vegetables for the community kitchen.
A yatree Sardar Hari Chand said they brought tomatoes to the Gurdwara from India because they heard that the fruit was being sold at a very high price in Pakistan – tomatoes were being sold for Rs300 to Rs400 per kg in Narowal while in India tomatoes are available for only Rs20.
Another pilgrim said: “We’ve heard the rates of vegetables are very high in Pakistan; while coming from Amritsar, we also brought ginger, green chilli, garlic and onion.”
Pilgrims said that they feel happy bringing food for the Gurdwara and that langar dishes are incomplete without tomatoes.
Pilgrims shared that they feel happy when they contribute their share in the form of cash or anything, adding that no Sikh would like to visit anyone’s home without a gift, so how could they forget to bring something to their guru’s house.
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