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Vaisakhi Sikh Day Parade in Washington DC – May 9, 2015

Vaisakhi Sikh Day Parade
in Washington, DC
Celebrating 100 Years of Sikh Presence in America
Sponsored by Gurdwaras of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC
Saturday, May 9, 2015
The gathering place is the lawns near 19th St and Constitution Ave, DC (not Lincoln Memorial). Parkash will be at 10 am at this location, followed by kirtan. Parade will start from here at 12:30 pm and end at 3rd St. and Madison at 2:30 pm. Gurdwaras will march in alphabetical order. The first bus will leave GNFA at 8:30 am, and the next three as they fill up.  Buses will depart from end of parade route for GNFA at 4:00 pm. Please sign up for a bus spot at the treasurer’s desk at GNFA this evening or email Avtar Singh Barring at or Gajinder Singh at Langar (breakfast and lunch) will be served at the venue. For the comfort of young children, it would be a good idea to bring a snack and drink along.
Sadh Sangat ji, let us participate in large numbers to commemorate the establishment of the Khalsa Panth and to celebrate 100 years of Sikh presence in America.
For inquiries, please contact:
Avtar Singh Barring                  443.496.2771
Gajinder Singh                       410.370.3684
Bhai Jagmohan Singh ji           301.384.2133


In Pictures – GNFA Vaisakhi Celebrations – 4/12/2015


More pictures: Click Here

GNFA Health Fair new

Punjabis show their caring side as Guru Nanak Foundation of America holds first successful health fair.

First health fair by Guru Nanak Foundation of America

By Surekha Vijh (Source Article Link)

WASHINGTON: A beautiful sunshine marked the day at Maryland Gurdwara on Sunday, normally a place for religious activities, but it turned out a day of charity and care, set up by volunteer doctors and health organizations. A large number of attendees got themselves checked in free at the open health fair held at the Guru Nanak Foundation of America (GNFA) for the first time.

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GNFA Khalsa School Registration

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);

The First Akhandh Paath in China

May 19, 2014 by Atma Singh (Source:

Most of the Chinese ladies cried reading the Guru. After decades of communism and atheism the need to experience spirituality is so strong that emotions overflow.

Now, at Ajai Alai Center, we are doing prakash of the Guru every morning and sukhasan every evening.

Also, the prashad recipe is now part of the new born 3HO Chinese community.

Satmukh Singh, who started all this process in China six years ago must be honored for the mission.

Article on GNFA Seminar “Importance of Akal Takhat” in Chardi Kala


Representing youth were
Tanvir Singh (10 Years)
Karanvir Singh (15 Years)
Harleen Kaur (14 Years)
Followed by Sikh Scholar Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba and excellent Speaker Dr. Amarjit Singh (Khalistan Affairs Center, Washington DC)
Read the article here Seminar in Maryland pdf- May 3

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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Khalsa Toastmasters Wins Area 45 International Speech Contest

Members of the Khalsa Toastmasters club had the opportunity to represent our club at the Area 45, District 36 Competition for Evaluation and International Speech held on 3/21/2013 at APHIS in Riverdale, MD. This was a momentous occasion for us all as there were five people with turbans representing our Club. S.  Gajindar Singh and Dr. Ajaib Singh Sidhu our club President who acted as one of the Judges, S. Manpreet Singh Matharu, S. Prabhkirat Singh Walha who was representing our club in the Speech Evaluation Contest and S. Sumeet Singh Anand who represented our club in the International Speech Competition.  Sumeet gave a speech on Gun Violence and won the Competition and now will be competing at the division level for Division D on April 13, Time: 10:00 am, Bowie State University – 14000 Jericho Park Road Bowie, MD. Please join us there if you can to show your support.


Sad News – Passing of Kausalya Pabla member of sangat

Kausalya Pabla passed away suddenly yesterday, Thursday, September 27, 2012.  She was a loving soul who has served the community for a long time in the Washington area.

She and her husband, Dr. Gursewa Singh Pabla, have supported many community initiatives including long time presence in the affairs of GNFA and giving financial donations to Guru Gobind Singh Foundation. They have been tremendously generous and have offered a helping hand to many newcomers in the area in the last three decades. She hosted many community events at her home to strengthen the growing community in the Washington area. They both have provided support for the issues of the Sikhs in America and in India.

She was a kind hearted, soft spoken and humble personality and did lot of sewa. She possessed a unique quality of making everyone smile with her demeanor and will show love even for a stranger in the Gurdwara. She will be missed by the community at large. May Waheguru bless her soul and give her everlasting peace!  Prayers for the Pabla family!

Her funeral and bhog ceremony is listed below:

Friday, September 28, 2012
Akand Paath — 4:00pm

Guru Nanak Foundation of America
12917 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Funeral & Cremation — 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, Maryland 21113

Akand Paath, Bhog, Kirtan & Langar to Follow — 4:30pm to 6:00pm at Guru Nanak Foundation of America

For additional details please contact Sukbhir Bedi 301.351.4886

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