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Japji Sahib Paath Recital and Gurbani Vichar September 22, 2012

The G.N.F.A Dharmik Committee invites all youth to participate in the upcoming Japji Sahib Paath Recital and Gurbani Vichar on Saturday September 22, 2012.  Gift cards and Pizza for all participants!  All participants will be recognized and will receive gift cards

Guidelines for various age groups

GROUP EXPECTATIONS AGE
Group 1 Mool mantar and First 2 Pauris 3-5 Years
Group 2 Eleven(11) Pauris 6-8 Years
Group 3 Twenty(20) Pauris 9-11 Years
Group 4 Thirty two(32) Pauris 12-14 Years
Group 5 Complete Bani 15 Years and Up

Schedule

Bani Recital 9:30am – 11:30 am

Bani Vichar 11:30am – 12:30pm

To register, please contact:

  • Harpreet Kaur – (443)-939-2654
  • Jatinder Dusaj – (410)-551- 8010
  • Sarabjeet Kaur – (240)-264-7912

Khalsa School Registration

The GNFA Khalsa School will be registering students at GNFA on August 5, 12, 19 and 26th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon in Room # 3.

Orientation will occur on September 2nd. Classes will begin the following week on September 9th. Classes will be held from 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon (please note that KG and the HS Gurmat classes will start at 10:00 AM)

All students will need to register, this includes any and all returning students and slots are based on a first-come first-serve basis.

Admission Levels:

  • Kindergarten (born before Sept 30, 2008)
  • Elementary School (Grades 1 – 5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)
  • Panjabi for All (Adult Class
  • HS Gurmat Class (For teenagers only)

The tuition fee is $150 per student per year payable to GNFA. Registration Form is attached

We encourage all parents to become GNFA members.

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).

For more inforrmation please contact: · Gajinder Singh, 410-740-1225 and via email

GNFA Merit Award & Graduate Recognition

On July 15th, GNFA Chairperson, Dr. Arvinder Kaur Uppal presented $2,000 Merit Award to Ajit Singh Gill who will continue his college education Honors Program – School of Business at the George Washington University, Washington DC.

Every year GNFA gives one $2,000 Merit Award to a college bound High School graduate. Criteria for the award: GPA and SAT score; involvement in the GNFA activities; GNFA membership of individual and parents; score in an extempore – Sikhi related essay; and, an interview.

Education Committee compiles the list of qualified candidates and pass on to Judges.

Finally, an independent panel of three (3) judges pickup the winner based on essay6, interview and one’s achievements in and outside of GNFA Community. All achievement awards, accreditation and citations are carefully evaluated.

Four (4) meritorious students (all with weighted GPA of over 4.00) applied for this Award. Evaluation score indicated, it was a close competition. In right prospective, they are all winners, however, our congratulations go to Ajit Singh. Ajit is son of Kirandeep Kaur and Kuljit Singh Gill.

Also, on Sunday, July 15th, GNFA recognized sixteen (16) – College (5), and High School (11) graduates of GNFA Community.

Year 2012, graduates were:

College – Navneet Kaur Sehdev; Beneta Kaur Ahuja; Sidak Kaur; Jyoti Sardana; Hirdesh Matta.

High School – Nihal Singh; Ajit Singh Gill; Nimarta Kaur Chowdhary; Prabhleen Kaur; Raveena Kaur Ahuja; Amreen Kaur; Navneet Kaur; Haneet Singh; Sahib Singh; Rishab Khatri and Talwinder Kaur Nagi. Every graduate got GNFA Certificate and a gift pack from Khalsa School, containing Sikhi related books and DVDs.

We are so proud of our Graduates, and wish them all, best of luck in their studies and future life.

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 camp 25th June to 29th June, 8.30 AM to 5.30PM

Please register by June 10 using the registration form. For furher information contact Arvinder Goomer  phone:410-884-9422/301-741-5986 kalrabibi@yahoo.com

GNFA Merit Award and Graduates’ Recognition

GNFA is pleased to announce its 2012 Youth merit award for a college bound  HS Senior. Please read the  compliance criteria and submit the  application form no later than July 1, 2012.  GNFA will also recognize all 2012 High School and College graduates of GNFA Community on July 15th. Please forward your name and any other you know of  (with e-mail address) to me ASAP.  For more information, please contact: Gajinder Singh 410-740-1225 (H); 410-370-3684 (C) or gajindersingh@yahoo.com

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

Sohila Sahib and Savaiye Paath Recital – October 29, 2011

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

Date: Saturday 0ctober 29th, 2011
Schedule: Bani Recital 9:30am – 12:00 Noon

Age Groups & Expectations
Sohila Shaib and Savaiye Group Details Nov 2011 

To register, please contact:

  • Jatinder Dusaj – (410)-551- 8010
  • Bhai Jagmohan Singh -(301)-384-213
  • Harpreet Kaur- (443)-939-2654

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

Gift cards and Pizza for all participants!  All participants will be recognized and will receive gift cards

The Sangat is encouraged to sponsor any amount for this event.

Please see the following Sohila Sahib Paath flyer for additional details.

Engineering Scholarship

The Devindar Sidhu Foundation, Inc. intends to provide financial support to a deserving and aspiring Engineering student, preferably a Sikh student. Financial support will cover full tuition and books. Room and board will not be covered as part of this scholarship. Scholarship will only cover 8 semesters over 4 years. Winter and/or summer semesters are not covered unless otherwise agreed to.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Candidate must be a resident of Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, or Pennsylvania.
  2. Candidate must pursue Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, or Architectural Engineering. Other disciplines may be considered but strong preference is given to above disciplines.
  3. Candidate must keep a ‘B’ average throughout entire 4 years
  4. Preference is given to students who attend State University in state of residence, except in Pennsylvania where student must attend Penn State.

For additional information contact Manpreet Sidhu at (703) 725-8498 or at mannysidhu@gmail.com.

Due Date for application is April 15, 2011.

Download a PDF of this information here.

THE DEVINDAR SIDHU FOUNDATION INC.

c/o SIDHU ASSOCIATES, INC.
Executive Plaza III, Suite 1000 Hunt Valley, MD 21031
410-329-1115

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