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Five friends set up ‘pizza langar’ for farmers protesting at Delhi-Haryana border

Sandhu, who is a farmer and an economics student at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, added: “We didn’t have much time to organise a regular lentils-chapatti langar.... So we came up with this idea.”

In a unique initiative, a group of five friends from Amritsar set up a stall at the Singhu border, collecting ‘regular-sized’ pizzas from a Haryana mall setting up a stall at the Singhu border. At the border, they distributed around 400 pizzas among a huge crowd, including the protesting peasants and residents from nearby areas, The New Indian Express reported.

“The farmers who gave the dough for pizzas can also afford to have one themselves,” said Shanbir Singh Sandhu, who organised the ‘pizza langar’ with his four friends. Their aim is to help the peasants protesting at the Delhi-Haryana border against the contentious agri-marketing laws.

Sandhu, who is a farmer and an economics student at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, added: “We didn’t have much time to organise a regular lentils-chapatti langar…. So we came up with this idea.”

“We thought we should give them (farmers) something else to keep their spirits up,” said Sandhu’s friend, Shahnaz Gill.

Expressing joy at their efforts being showered with praises, 21-year-old student of agriculture says this is first time they have organised a ‘pizza langar’.

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