Camp Virsa – 2014

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Sikh Youth Open Mic Night

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Sikh Youth Open Mic Night

Anand Sahib Paath Recital September 27th, 2014‏


Sikh Youth Open Mic Night


GNFA Merit Award & Graduates Recognition – 2014:

On July 20th, GNFA Chairperson, Harsharan Kaur presented $2,000 Merit Award to Japsimran Kaur who will continue her education in the field of Human  Biology, at the Stanford University, California, which is one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. Our congratulations go to Japsimran Kaur who is the daughter of Harjeet Singh and Herjit Kaur. Japsimran

Every year GNFA gives one, $2,000 Merit Award to a college bound High School graduate. Criteria for the award include: GPA and SAT score; involvement in the GNFA activities; GNFA membership of individual and parents; score in an extempore – Sikhi related essay; an interview; and individual achievements in and outside of GNFA Community. This year Education Committee forwarded the names of four (4) qualified candidates to a panel of three (3) Judges, who pickup the winner.

Also, on Sunday, July 20th, GNFA recognized sixteen (16) – College and High School graduates of GNFA Community.  Year 2014 – Graduates were:

College – Simrun Kaur Soni and Amit Singh Vohra.

High School – Arjan Singh Grover; Angad Singh Uppal; Amolak Singh Nagi; Dashmeet Singh Maharaj; Harleen Kaur; Japjyot Singh Goomer; Japsimran Kaur; Jay Singh Birgi; Kunal Singh Khurana; Mangaljar Singh Bahra; Narjeet Singh; Prableen Kaur Chowdhary; Sachi Kaur Soni; and Sahib Singh Mudhar;  Every graduate got GNFA Certificatefor their academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and service to others.  We are so proud of our Graduates andwish them all, best of luck in their studies and future life.

         Gajinder Singh

Sohila Sahib and Tav Prasad Savaiye Recital

Sohila Sahib and Tav Prasad Savaiye Recital

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The G.N.F.A Dharmik Committee invites all youth to participate in the   Sohila Sahib and Tav Prasad Savaiye Recital to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Gurudwara Sahib.

Guidelines for various age groups are as follows:

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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:


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

Trina Kaur Ahuja’s – Youth Vaisakhi Speech

tahuja-2013-vaisakhiThe following speech was given by Trina Kaur Ahuja, during the afternoon Diwan celebrating Vaisakhi. [Read more…]

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