GNFA Youth Merit Award and Graduates Recognition – 2017

GNFA is pleased to announce its 2017 Youth Merit Award of $2,000 to a College bound HS Senior. Please read the attached compliance criteria and submit the application form no later than July 16, 2017. (You may handover your application to Gajinder Singh on Sunday, July 16th in Room #3 between 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon)Please Attach the following supporting Documents:

  • Letter from college of admission
  • GPA Score
  • Sat Score
  • One page write up of community service and participation in: (a) GNFA and (b) outside of GNFA

 

  1. On Saturday, July 22ndyou will write a 500 words, extempore, Sikhi related essay, and a panel of Judges will interview and pick up the Merit Award Winner. The award will be presented in the afternoon Diwaan of Sunday, July 23rd.

 

  1. GNFA will also recognize all 2017 High School and College graduatesofGNFA Community on Sunday, July 23th in the afternoon Diwan (your presence is required). Please reply this e-mail and forward your name to Gajinder Singh ASAP.

 

For more information, please contact:

Gajinder Singh,   

410-740-1225  (Home); 410-370-3684 (Cell)

OR: gajindersingh1699@gmail.com

See Attachments: 

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SIKHISM – by Dilraj Singh Floura

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Welcome Sat Sangat Ji and Fellow Americans, My name is Dilraj Singh Floura and I’m a student in GNFA Khalsa School. It is an honor for me to talk about Sikhism as I am a proud Sikh American.

 

Sikhism is a progressive and modern religion found about 500 years ago, and was well ahead of it’s time.  There are over 2 million sikhs around the world, 500,000 live in America.  Sikhs have been in America for over 100 years.

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13th Annual Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan, May 27, 2017

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa,

Waheguru ji ki Fateh!

Sadh Sangat ji,

The dharmik committee of Guru Nanak Foundation of America, Silver Spring, Maryland, extends its warm invitation to you to participate in the 13th Annual Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan to be held at GNFA on Saturday, May 27from 10 am-6:00 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. 

Jaap Sahib Paath Recital – Sat, Jan 28th, 2017

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Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s 350th Prakash Purab – Jan 5, 2017

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New Year Eve 2016 – Special Diwaan

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7:30 PM Rehraas Sahib
8:00 PM Kirtan
8:30 PM Kirtan Jasbir Kaur
8:45 PM Kirtan Bhai Khem Singh Premi Ji
9:30 PM Kirtan Raag Rattan Jatha
10:15 PM Kirtan Bhai Sarabjit Singh Ji
11:00 PM Kirtan Bhai Jugmohan Singh Ji
12:00 AM Samapti

Chaar Sahibzaadey Shaheedi Diwas-Dec 25, 2016

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We continue with our tradition of remembering the four Sahibzades of Guru Gobind Singhji: Sahibzada Ajit Singhji, Sahibzada Jujhar Singhji, Sahibzada Zorawar Singhji, Sahibzada Fateh Singhji and Mata Gujri ji in the month of December. These young sons of Guru Gobind Singhji are a great Inspiration for our children as their love and sacrifice for sikhi remind us who we are and our proud heritage.

Register for the event asap as the response from past years have been overwhelming.

For participation in any of the categories: Speech or Kavita (2-3 mins) and Shabad (8-10 mins)

For registration we will need your child’s name, age and title of the speech, shabad or kavita

You may look-up internet youtube, sikh phulvari issues or contact : Harjeet Singh

e-mail singhharjeet@hotmail.com or call at 443-542-3151

 

Participants from Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia are invited to join us:

On 25th DEC, Sunday at GNFA , Silver Spring from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

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Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Shaheedi Purab – Dec 2-4, 2016

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Maryland Health Insurance Enrollment at GNFA

Maryland Health Insurance Enrollment at GNFA
November 27 | December 11 | January 8
10 am to 3 pm

The Maryland State Health Benefit Exchange has appointed American Indian Community Service (AICS) as a counselor and enroller for the Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollments. AICS will be at GNFA lobby at the times specified above. Open enrollment season runs from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. To have your coverage start on January 1, enroll by December 15. Trained and certified counselors will help you enroll in Qualified Health Plans, Medicaid, and CHIPS program. Counseling is available to Medicare eligible or Medicare enrolled members as well. AICS associates will help you compare plans and prices.

What You’ll Need When You Enroll:

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Bhai Baldeep Singh – This Friday & Sunday

GNFA is pleased to announce that Bhai Baldeep Singh will be offering kirtan seva at GNFA this Friday and Sunday.
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Bhai Baldeep Singh descends from a long line of masters of the Gurbāni Kīrtan maryadā and today is its thirteenth generation exponent.  His repertoire includes purātan rīts sung by the Sikh Gurus and Bhagats themselves. Bhai Baldeep Singh is also the khalifā of the Sultanpur Lodhi – Amritsari Bāj of mridang playing, a luthier who has personally revived the making and playing techniques of the tāus, saranda, rabāb, and jorī, and founding chairman of the Anād Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the promotion and preservation of South Asia’s intangible cultural traditions.

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