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Gurdwara Bangla Sahib has banned single use plastic

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned single-use plastic bags on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. Now, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, one of the prominent gurdwaras for Sikhs, has banned the use of all types of plastics in the holy shrine complex. This has been done to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

It was Guru Nanak Dev Ji who founded the Sikh religion around 15th century. The president of Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the biggest Sikh heritage Shrine which is situated at the heart of the national capital has banned all types of plastic including disposable plates, spoons, cups, thermocol cups and plates.

They have switched to steel bowls, plates and spoons for serving water and langar to thousands of devotees who visit the Gurdwara. Their efforts aren’t just limited to serving langar. The Gurdwara has also decided to ban plastic bags which were earlier used to give prasad to people. These have been replaced by eco-friendly leaf bowls and jute bags since 2nd October.

Everywhere in the country, efforts are being made by people to reduce plastic in their day-to-day lives. From stopping polythene bags usage to using steel servings utensils – the world is slowly moving towards a better place.

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