An Edinburgh charity which helps Sikh women integrate into Scottish society is set to benefit from Scotland’s biggest festival of Indian food.
Organisers of the Indian Food Bazaar, which is being staged in Glasgow on 14 and 15 July, have named Sikh Sanjog in Leith as their chosen charity.
Its services focus on linking women and girls to social, educational and employment opportunities which build confidence, develop potential and lead to better life chances. The word ‘Sanjog’ means ‘linking’ in Punjabi.
Sikh Sanjog which runs the Punjabi Junction Social Enterprise Cafe in Leith Walk, will have the only charity stall at the event in Glasgow’s Briggait centre, selling Indian clothes, bangles, Bindis, home-made relishes and chutneys, and offering henna tattoos.
The Charity’s Founder, Trishna Singh OBE, commented: “We are proud to be representing the only Sikh women and family support charity in Scotland. We have been running for 29 years in Edinburgh and to be the ‘Chosen Charity’ for a Glasgow event is a first for us. It will kickstart our 30 years’ celebrations for 2019!”
The Indian Food Bazaar in Glasgow city centre will showcase 36 dishes from Indian’s six main culinary regions, and feature Indian music and dance and children’s activities. It will be open from noon to 10 pm on both days and admission is free.