The GNFA Annual Mela 2019 was an incredibly memorable event today. Such a pleasure to see families across all generations enjoy this one event together. All are involved and no one is left behind. A sheer joy to see all the happy smiling faces despite hot temperatures. The high turnout is a testament to how supportive our sangat has always been for GNFA. The list of THANKS is ENDLESS. Time after time we thank you on this platform, and truly the thanks we feel for our sangat is never enough.
Our most humble, folded hands, gratitude to our food and jewelry vendors, sevadaars, financial contributers donors, food donors, limo shuttles, cops, security guards, sangat, children, elders, parents, families, friends, photographers, the board of trustees, GNFA management and most importanly the Community Affairs Commitee (CAC) team and their coordinator for 2019 Raman Kaur Arora. There is a lot of hard work that goes behind putting this free event. People pour in their heart and soul for the Mela. We apologize if we missed recognizing someone.
Thank you all deeply.
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GNFA Medical Clinic Specialist Rotation Schedule
Internists will be available 9 am – 11 am every Sunday.
Specialists 11:30 am – 1:30 pm by rotation.
The following are the specialties scheduled for the next few weeks.
May 5 – Gastroenterology
May 12 – Neurology
May 19th – Internal Medicine (due to high demand)
May 26th – Clinic Closed
June 2md – Cardiology
June 9th – Orthopedics
June 16th – Endocrinology
This past weekend in a quiet suburb north of San Diego, another shooting occurred this time at the Poway Synagogue. One woman was killed and three others were wounded in the horrific act of hate and violence. Witnesses reported that the man that entered the synagogue with an AR-15 looking gun was shouting racist slurs before he began shooting. He only stopped shooting after the gun malfunctioned at which time he ran away. It is reported that he surrendered to the police later that same day. It is also reported that he started a fire in a Mosque earlier in the year.
“SALDEF is shocked and saddened to hear of another shooting at a religious institute. It was only a week ago that those celebrating Easter in Sri Lanka were attacked, and before that there was the shooting at the Christ Church Mosque in New Zealand. Six months ago there was the deadly shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh,” said SALDEF Executive Director Kiran Kaur Gill. “The Sikh community knows all too well about this kind of violence and we stand in support of all those affected. It is time to end this violence.”
SALDEF, in response to the increase of violence in places of worship, will be setting up active shooter trainings across the country. If you would like to host one of these events at your Gurdwara, please contact us by filling out this form CLICK HERE or call (202) 393-2700 for more information.
15th Annual Washington Capital Sikh Youth Kirtan Sammelan information packet
Registration deadline: April 28, 2019 for May 25 event at GNFA