Satgur sache dia bhej|| Chir jeevan upjea sanjog||
Jamea put bhagat Govind ka|| Pragtea sabh mein likhya dhur ka||
On July 26th, GNFA Chairperson, Dr. Darshan Singh Saluja presented $2,000 Merit
Award to Jaskeerat Kaur, who will continue her education for Bachelor of Science
degree in the field of Public Health and Pre-med Studies at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC is an American public research and
honors university, located in Baltimore County, Maryland. .
Our congratulations go to Jaskeerat Kaur who is the daughter of Tajinder Kaur and
Gurvinder Singh Ahluwalia.
- GNFA is pleased to announce its 2015 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 Sunday, July 19, 2015. A panel of Judges will interview and pick up the candidate on Saturday, July 25th. Merit Award will be presented on Sunday, July 26th in the afternoon Diwan.
- GNFA will also recognize all 2015 High School and College graduates of GNFA Community on Sunday, July 26th. Please forward your name with e-mail address to Gajinder Singh ASAP.
Khalsa School is registering students for Fall semester on August 10th, 17th and 24th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon in KS Room #1. Orientation on August 31st and school starting on September 7th . Admission Levels: • Kindergarten (born before Sept 30, 2010) • Elementary School (Grades 1 – 5) • Middle School (Grades 6 – 8) • Panjabi for All (Adult Class) . HS Gurmat Class (for teenagers only) School teaching is based on Sojhi curriculum provided by Sikh Research Institute for KG through 8th grade. Curriculum includes Boli (language art – Panjabi & Gurmukhi) and Virsa (Sikh history and Gurmat). We encourage all KS parents to become GNFA members. For more information, please contact: • Gajinder Singh, 410-740-1225(H), 410-370-3684 (cell); email@example.com
Dear Parents: Gur Fateh!
- 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.
Khalsa School will register students for Fall semester on August 4, 11, 18 and 25th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon in Room # 1 in the following levels:
• Kindergarten (born before Sept 30, 2009);
• Elementary School (Grades 1 – 5)
• Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)
• Panjabi for All (Adult Class)
. HS Gurmat Class (Tanmit’s class for teenagers only)
School will open on September 8th at 9:30 AM. School teaching is based on Sojhi curriculum, provided by Sikh Research Institute for K through 8th grade. Curriculum includes Boli (language art – Panjabi & Gurmukhi) and Virsa (Sikh history and Gurmat). Registration Form is attached.
Annual Tuition fee for first student in a family is $200, other siblings pay $150 each, payable in Cash, Credit or Check to GNFA (Write Khalsa School in Memo). We encourage all parents to become GNFA members.
For more information, please contact:
• Gajinder Singh, 410-740-1225; or 410-370-3684; firstname.lastname@example.org
for Registration form and Parent-student handbook please visit the Khalsa School website mykhalsaschool.com
Khalsa School Celebrates Sikh Environmental Day
March 17th was not quite a spring day; however, you could feel spring in the air.
On that day, more than 120 bubbly Khalsa School kids, ages 4 thru 18, lined up in GNFA open grounds to plant perennials tulips in pots to take it home. This day was designated by the Sikh-Eco Org and by the global Sikh community as ‘Sikh Environmental Day’. This day marks the New Year in Sikh calendar year 545 and the Gurgaddi Diwas of Guru Har Rai Ji, who is remembered in the Sikh history for his deep sensitivity to nature and its preservation. Historical documents narrate that Guru Har Rai ji’s affection for all forms of life as well as the animal sanctuary that he maintained at Kiratpur Sahib.
In planting, there was a great enthusiasm amongst older kids and parents who helped younger ones to plant the flowers. It was a team spirit of ‘little Khalsa and Big Khalsa’. All in all they planted 120 tulips. In addition, on a big poster, kids expressed themselves, ‘How can they protect Environment’, including, conservation, recycling/reusing, no littering, reducing energy and using less water.
Realizing, that the environment is critical in well being of human life, this kind of functions are more appropriate for the budding youth, who have a long-term relation with the environment.
The celebration ended with eating Pizza that was served in steel plates, not in styrofoam. It was a great day for parents and kids to sit together and chat, thus creating a camaraderie in Sikhi spirit. The function was made possible by collective efforts of a lot of volunteers including, our own Harvinder (Reena) Kaur Aneja, and with overall support of GNFA management.
Next day one parent expressed herself that “tulips were blooming” and that was a true depiction of decorative Gurbani quote on pot, “Dekh Phul Phul Phule ..” Year after year, looking at these tulips in their backyard, kids will remember that they planted those flowers in preservation and in honoring Sikh Guru – Guru Har Rai ji.