Memorial Weekend Youth Kirtan Sammelan

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

Annual Memorial Weekend youth kirtan sammelan groups are now forming at GNFA. Bhai sahibs will be teaching kirtan classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The age groups are 7-10 yrs, 11-14 yrs, and 15-18 yrs.(age on December 31, 2012). Children younger than 7 yrs.or older than 18 yrs. may participate as guest jathas (non-competing jathas). Please call Bhai sahibs at 301.384.2133 to obtain a slot. Please click the Guidelines and Judging Criteria links below for further details.

Due to scheduling reasons, this year the sammelan will be held on the Sunday of the Memorial weekend (May 26, 2013), not on Saturday. The sammelan will begin at 10:30 am after Asa ji di vaar.

For further information, please contact bhai sahibs or Harsharan Kaur at

Dharmik Committee, GNFA

2013 Youth Kirtan Sammelan Guidelines

Judging Criteria 2013

Special Diwan 7:00 pm to 12:15 am on Monday, December 31, 2012

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki fateh

Please join us at GNFA with your friends and family to welcome the new year in the presense of Guru Granth Sahib.


Path Rehraas Sahib 7:30PM – 8:00PM
Kirtan Bhai Shwinder Singh Ji 8:00PM – 8:40PM
Kirtan Bhai Manmeet Singh Ji 8:40PM – 9:15PM
Kirtan Bibi Jasbir Kaur Ji 9:15PM – 9:30 PM
Kirtan Istri Satasang Jatha 9:30PM – 9:45PM
Kirtan Raag Rattan Jatha 9:45PM – 10:15PM
Kirtan Bhai Surinder Singh Ji 10:15PM – 11:00PM
Kavita Surjit Singh Ji Kaonke 11:00PM – 11:10PM
Kirtan Bhai Jugmohan Singh Ji Harmohan Singh Ji 11:10PM – 12:00AM
Ardaas 12:05AM

 Please note that Langar will begin at 8:00PM

Special Diwan by GNFA Youth on Dec 25th @7:30pm

Waheguruji Ka Khalsa, Waheguruji ki Fateh!

As has been the tradition for the last 7 years, we will have a special Diwan by students & youth of GNFA on the evening of December 25th, 2012 from 7:30-9:30 pm. All grade teachers are requested to forward names from their classes or contact parents for the same.

Parents your child can either do:

  1. Speech in Punjabi or English (2 mins)
  2. Poem in Punjabi (1-2 mins)
  3. Shabad related to the theme (5-8 mins)
  4. Young ones can recite a shabad (if they cannot play harmonium)
  5. Narration of Sakhi (2-3 mins)

For Participation:
To register for the event we will need your child’s name, age & title of shabad , speech or poem. Please register by Sunday to ensure time slot for your child.

For Help:
You will find lot of related material on the internet for this especially youtube. Monthly magazines like “sikh phulvari” are very helpful too.

Event co-ordinators:
For registering or questions please e-mail Ravinder Sawhney at:

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This is a joint effort of Khalsa School and Dharmik Committee. As incentives, we have gifts for all participants.


Bhai Laxman Chela Ram ji to perform kirtan at GNFA on Sunday, October 21, 2012

The famous Sindhi Kirtaniya Bhai Laxman Chela Ram ji is visiting this area from October 20 to October 28, 2012. He has agreed to do kirtan sewa at GNFA on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Presidential Town Hall 3- 6pm EST, Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University,Saturday, July 21, 2012,

Parkash Purab Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib ji Wednessday, Friday and Sunday 18, 20 and 22 July 2012

(Wednesday, July 18, 2012)

Paath  Rehraas Sahib ——————————————————————  7:30 – 8:00 pm

Kirtan Bhai Jagmohan Singh Harmohan Singh ji —————— 8:00 – 8:30pm

Kirtan Bhai Dharam Singh ji ——————————————————– 8:30 – 9:15 pm

Kirtan Bhai Narayan Parkash Singh Ji (Grandson of Sant Sujaan Singh ji) — 8:30- 9:15 pm

Friday Diwan, July 20, 2012

Rehraas Sahib Paath——————————————————————-  7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Kirtan by Bhai Jagmohan Singh Harmohan Singh ji ———— 8:00 pm – 8:25pm

Kirtan Bhai Dharam Singh ji ——————————————————– 8:25 – 8:50 pm

Kirtan Bhai Mahinder Singh ji —————————————————— 8:50 – 9:05 pm

Katha Mahant Kahn Singh ji head sewa panthi samprada — 9:05 – 9:30 pm


Sunday Diwan, July 22, 2012

 Sukhmani Sahib Paath————————————————————-  6:00 am- 7:30 am

Kirtan Sri Asa ji di Vaar Bhai Jagmohan Singh Harmohan Singh ji —8:00 am -10:00am

Nitnem and Kirtan by GNFA youth —————————————— 10:00 am-10:15am

Kirtan by Bhai Jagmohan Singh Harmohan Singh ji  ——– 12:00 pm- 12:30pm

Kirtan by Bhai Dharam Singh ji ———————————————— 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm

Samapti ——————————————————————————————-   1:30pm

Anand Sahib Paath Recital July 14, 2012

The G.N.F.A Dharmik Committee invites all youth to participate in the upcoming Anand Sahib Paath Recital.

Schedule Bani Recital 9:30am – 12:00 Noon

Sangat is encouraged to sponsor any amount for this event.

To register, please contact: Jatinder Dusaj – (410)-551- 8010 Bhai Jagmohan Singh -(301)-384-213 Harpreet kaur- (443-939-2654)

Gift cards and Pizza for all participants!

Reminder : For the event to proceed in a timely manner, the committee requests all sevadars and participants to be on time

GNFA Picnic Centennial Park East Pavilion H, July 4 2012

Join us for the GNFA Picnic from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.
Lunch will be served between 1:00-3:00 PM. (Menu Veggie Wraps,  Various Sides,  Drinks)
Entry Free.
Directions: Route 108 Columbia, Maryland
  • Take Route 29 to Route 108 West.
  • Follow Route 108 to the Woodland Road which is the street just beyond the traffic light at Columbia Road.
  • Make a right turn onto Woodland Road and then an immediate left into the entrance driveway for Centennial Park East.
  • The pavilion is at the end of the driveway.

Punjabi Mela 2012 Bull Run Park, Centerville, VA, 26 May 2012

Last year this Punjabi Mela was attended by more than *** 7,000 *** people, with families and children. A few pictures of last year’s Mela can be viewed at:

The Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan, May 26 2012

Please join us for this program from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Click on Links below for forms for entering your Jathas and get a copy of Judging Criteria.
2012 Youth Kirtan Sammelan Guidelines
Judging Criteria 2012

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