The Canberra Sikh Association (CSA) is a non-profit religious, educational and social organisation representing the Sikh population of the ACT and surrounding regions.
All the devotees and visitors, who come attend Sangat (Holy congregation) in the Canberra Sikh Gurdwara (Sikh Centre), are provided with free Langar (Free Kitchen). The community kitchen system encouraged the Sikhs to eat together in Pangat (in one row) irrespective of religion, caste, colour and creed. In Langar, rich and poor, Sikhs and non-Sikhs, all share food sitting together in one row.
The aims and objectives of the Association are:
- To promote in Australia the understanding of the Sikh philosophy, religion and culture.
- To provide a common meeting ground for persons interested in Sikh culture and philosophy and to exchange ideas with other ethnic, cultural, community and religious groups.
- To establish charitable and welfare programs for the community in general and assist new Sikh migrants to settle in Canberra.
- To organise activities connected with education and social development of the community. - To establish and support research programs, and provide scholarships to students in need for further education.