GNFA Youth Merit Award and Graduate Recognition – 2014

Dear Parents:  Gur Fateh!


  1. GNFA is pleased to announce its 2014 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 thanJuly 12, 2014.
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A new program for senior citizens has started at GNFA on Tuesday mornings from 9 am-1pm. It  includes yoga and other fitness programs, hobbies and social activities. A snack and lunch is provided. For transportation requests and further information, please contact Bhai Harvinder Singh ji.Senior Citizen Social Program Flyer

Amrit Sanchar: Monday, April 14 at 6 AM

Amrit Sanchar on Vaisakhi Day
Monday, April 14
6 AM
Sikh Gurdwara, DC
3801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016
For Further Details, Please Contact:
Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji – 301-384-2133

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Youth Divan on Friday, April 18 at GNFA

Youth Committee, GNFA, is organizing a youth divan at GNFA on Friday, April 18. Youth wishing to participate in kirtan, speeches or poems, or helping with langar preparation, should contact
youth committee coordinators :

Gurleen Ahuja    443.841.4403

Sunmeet Singh   410.707.6234


Board representative:

Avtar Singh         besttrucking@

7:30 pm      Rehraas Sahib
8-9:30 pm   Kirtan, speeches, poems by youth
9:30 pm      Samapti and Langar

Jaap Sahib Paath Recital

The GNFA Dharmik Committee invites all youth to participate in the upcoming Jaap Sahib Paath Recital.

To register, please contact Mr. Harjeet Singh at (443)-542-3151.

For details/guidelines, please use the flyer below:


GNFA Fundraiser Gala 2013 – Pictures!

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Special Kirtan By Bhai Baldeep Singh 7-21-2013

Bhai Baldeep Singh will be performing shabad kirtan at GNFA on Sunday, July 21, from 12:50 pm-1:30 pm. It is a rare opportunity to hear a live performance by a luminary in gurbani kirtan.

About Bhai Baldeep Singh:

Bhai Baldeep Singh is a thirteenth-generation kirtaniya whose family has been in the service of the Gurus since the time of Guru Amardas ji. He is an eminent exponent of gurbani kirtan, mentored by his granduncles Bhai Avtar Singh and Bhai Gurcharan Singh. He is also a strings player par excellence (taus and dilruba), and percussionist. Bhai Sahib has revived puraatan Sikh instruments from the brink of extinction by personally handcrafting them under the guidance of the master luthier Gyani Harbhajan Singh. An exponent of three paramparas, his repertoire includes reets revealed to and sung by the Gurus themselves. He is the khalifa (that is, head) of the oldest gharana of classical percussions —  Sultanpur Lodhi-Amritsari baaj of jori-pakhawaj. He is an archivist, the founder of Anad Foundation that has established a world-class recording studio in New Delhi that has digitized and restored precious old recordings of Kirtan as well as other musical traditions of South Asia. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Anad Conservatory – an institute of arts, aesthetics, cultural traditions and developmental studies, in historic Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.

Annual GNFA Picnic 4 July 2013

Please join us for our Annual picnic from 11:00AM  to 5:00PM at Centennial Park, East Pavilion H, Columbia MD

Picnic Flyer

9th Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan

Guru Nanak Foundation of America will be hosting the 9th Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan this Memorial Day Weekend.

Sunday May 26, 2013
Session 1: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Session 2: 1:30pm – 7:00pm

samellan 2013

samellan 2013

Gurmat sangeet will be performed by 33 youth jathas (150+ participants) from several Gurdwaras. Many will be performing with traditional Sikh String Instruments. The Jathas are competing in 3 age categories as follows:

  • Junior: 7-10 yrs.
  • Intermediate: 11-14 yrs.
  • Senior: 15-18 yrs.

Guest Jathas will also perform but in a non-competing capacity. Don’t miss this event! Come out and support these youth.

Participants should arrive and register at least 40 minutes before their performance time. Some jathas may take less than the maximum alloted time of 12 minutes, causing the program to run ahead of schedule.

Important Documents:

  1. Judging Criteria
  2. Detailed Schedule

Schedule Overview:

  • 10:40 am – 10:50 am: Ardaas and Vaak
  • 10:50 am: Announcement of Rules
  • 10:50 am – 12:50 am: Junior Jathas (7-10 yrs.)
  • 12:40 pm – 1:15 pm Intermediate Jathas (11-14 yrs.)
  • 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Ardaas – end first part of sammelan
  • 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm: Intermediate Jathas(11-14 yrs.) continued
  • 3:45 pm – 4:05 pm Guest Jathas
  • 4:05 pm – 5:35 pm: Senior Jathas (15-18 yrs.)
  • 5:35 pm – 6:05 pm: Guest Jathas
  • 6:05 pm – 6:20 pm: Samapti
  • 6:20 pm – 7 pm: Honoring Judges and Prize Distribution
  • 7:00 pm: Pizza

Live Webcast at www. and

Maryland Annual Akhand Kirtan Samagam – March 8 – 10


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