Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan – Information Packet

The dharmik committee of Guru Nanak Foundation of America extends its warm invitation to sadh sangat to participate in the 12th Annual Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan to be held at GNFA on Saturday, May 28, from 9:30 am-6:30 pm. The goal of this sammelan is to encourage our youth to sing shabad-pardhan gurbani kirtan incorporating traditional elements like mangalacharan and shaan, to the accompaniment of Sikh heritage instruments like rabab, saranda, dilruba, taus, sarangi and jori.

The rules and guidelines, judging criteria and registration form are attached. Please note that a Best Percussion Award in each age category has been instituted starting this year. Another change is that Layakari may be performed in place of Taan if so desired. Please note these changes in items 7, 8 and D of the Judging Criteria Sheet. Please also note the addition since last year of a new age group of 19-25 year old participants, in addition to the 7-10, 11-14, and 15-18 year old age groups (age on Dec 31, 2015).

November 15, 2015 Election Results

Election Results are as follows. 126 Ballots were cast and all candidates are elected.

Prabhjot Singh Kohli 115

Harsharan Kaur 118

Kirandeep Gill 103

Daljeet Singh Saluja 115

Manmeet Singh 111

Avatar Singh 105

Surpal Singh Birgi 111

GNFA Khalsa School 2015-2016 Registration

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Thakur Singh Scholarship – 2015

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ

1.   GNFA is pleased to announce The 2015 Thakur Singh Scholarship that provides need-based financial support in the amount of $2,000 to students of GNFA community pursuing graduate or professional education.  The Amar Kartar Foundation established the scholarship to honor the memory and contributions of Thakur Singh.

2.     Please read the attached compliance criteria and submit the application form no later than August 16, 2015. A panel of Judges will interview and pick up the candidate on Saturday, August 22nd. The Scholarship will be presented on Sunday, August 23rd in the afternoon Diwan.

3.   For more information, please contact: Gajinder Singh, at 410-740-1225 (H); 410-370-3684 (C)

or gajindersingh@yahoo.com

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Washington Capital Sikh Youth Kitan Sammelan-May 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The event will begin at 9:30 am sharp and conclude at 6 pm.

35 Jathas from Texas, New Jersey and the DMV area are participating.
Juniors (7-10 years) will go first, followed by Intermediates (11-14), Seniors (15-18) and Advanced (19-25).

The dress code for GNFA jathas is:
Girls: white salwar-kameez, bright yellow Khalsa School chunni.
Boys: white kurta-pajama, bright yellow Khalsa School dastaar.

If you don’t have that chunni or dastaar, please borrow from a Khalsa School friend or check with Harvinder (Reena) Aneja at hkaneja@yahoo.com if there are extras.

GNFA volunteers:
Women: white salwar-kameez, blue-kesri Khalsa School chunni
Men: white kurta-pajama, navy blue dastaar.

For snack seva, please contact Reena Aneja at hkaneja@yahoo.com or Ravinder Sawhney at ravinder_sawhney @yahoo.com

The schedule is available here 2015 Kirtan Sammelan Schedule.

Annual GNFA Sikh Youth Camp Applications Due June 10, 2015

Team Virsa is very happy to announce the dates for Camp Virsa 2015, June 29th to July 3rd.
We realize that this year we have announced the dates late, but hope for your understanding. We assure that it will not be reflected in the camp activities, our counselors are ready and raring to go.
The form is enclosed, you can email or send it to us via email as well.
Our basic structure and requirements remain the same, and we look forward to working with your kids, this summer.
thank you for your faith and patience,
Team Virsa.

 

 

 

 

Rules, Judging Criteria, Registration Form for May 23 Youth Kirtan Sammelan at GNFA‏

Sadh Sangat ji,

The 11th Annual Washington Capital Sikh Youth Kirtan Sammelan will be held at GNFA on Saturday, May 23, from 10am-6pm.
The rules, judging criteria and registration form are attached. Please note the introduction of a new age category this year for 19-25 year old participants, in addition to the 7-10 yrs, 11-14 yrs and 15-18 yrs old age groups. This competition encourages the singing of gurbani kirtan incorporating traditional elements and the use of Sikh heritage instruments like dilruba, taus, saranda, rabab and jori. Your jatha can sign up with Bhai Jugmohan Singh ji for a class on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
For further information, please contact:
Harjeet Singh                      singhharjeet@hotmail.com
Harsharan Kaur                   harsharan3@gmail.com
Bhai Jugmohan Singh ji      301. 384.2133

GNFA Movie Night 2014 Pictures

Pictures from GNFA’s first Annual Family Movie night!! Please click on the link below.

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Japji Sahib Paath Recital 11/08/2014

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GNFA Movie Night 10/18/2014

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