THE BRADFORD Gurdwara Board representing six Sikh temples is celebrating the 550th birthday anniversary of its founder and first Guru this Saturday.

The board will be serving vegetarian food, or Langar, free of charge at Centenary Square in the name of "community spirit".

Surinder Jagpal described how the Langar tradition was started by the first Guru Nanak Dev Ji to eradicate the caste system in Indian society.

Langar has now become a Sikh tradition with the purpose of serving humanity across all Gurdwaras in the world.

Surinder told the Telegraph & Argus: "It's a big day for the whole Sikh community.

"It's important for the community cohesion and integration.

"The more we know about each other the better the relationship.

"It helps. We do want people to come and really taste the food.

"It doesn't matter who that person is.

"Guru Nanak Dev Ji was not just a spiritual & profound thinker but a social reformer . He challenged all superstitions & rituals which were prevalent in his times."

The event will take place on Saturday, October 12, between 10.00am to 5.00pm.