Online Diwan Schedule & Closure Update


Dear Sadh Sangat Ji,

Sat Sri Akal Ji, in an effort to spiritually support you and your families from a distance during the extraordinary circumstances of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, GNFA will be offering live online streaming of diwans via Facebook. Follow us now so that when the Bhai Sahibs start, the video will show up in your Facebook news feed automatically.
Click here to go to the GNFA Facebook Page now.

In-person diwan attendance is still cancelled until March 28, 2020, please do not come to the Gurudwara in person as these are online-only, live streaming events. This is for the health and safety of the Sangat.

We humbly request that you continue to follow the State of Maryland guidance to stay at home.

Online ONLY:
Wednesday Evening Diwan

7:30 PM     Rehraas Sahib
8:00 PM     Kirtan – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji
9:00 PM     Samapti

Online ONLY:
Friday Evening Diwan

7:30 PM     Rehraas Sahib
8:00 PM     Kirtan – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji
9:15 PM     Samapti

Online ONLY:
Sunday Morning & Afternoon Diwans

6 -8 AM.      Sukhmani Sahib
8 -10 AM     Asa Ki Vaar Kirtan – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji
11:00 AM     Nitnem
12:00 PM     Kirtan – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji
1:30 PM       Samapti

We wish you continued good health and safety. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Yours in Service,
The GNFA Management

Date Change: Youth Kirtan Sammelan at GNFA, now September 7, 2020

Sadh Sangat ji,

As a precaution on account of the corona virus, the 16th Annual Washington Capital Sikh Youth Kirtan Sammelan at the Guru Nanak Foundation of America in Maryland has been re-scheduled. It will now take place on the Monday of Labor Day Weekend: September 7, 2020.

Since there is a previously scheduled private function at GNFA on Saturday, September 5 and the regular divan is scheduled for Sunday, September 6, the sammelan will take place on Monday, which is a holiday.

Please see the updated attachments containing rules and guidelines, judging criteria, and registration form. The new registration deadline is August 9, 2020.
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GNFA Cancellation- COVID-19/Coronavirus

All GNFA Activities Will Be Cancelled for 2 Weeks:

Sadh Sangat Ji,

Sat Sri Akal. Please be advised that all GNFA activities will be cancelled for two (2) weeks, starting on Sunday March 15, 2020 until Sunday March 28, 2020. The last diwan will be held on Friday March 13, 2020.

In reaching this decision, the GNFA Management consulted with the Bhai Sahibs, the Board, and several medical professionals in our sangat, among others. The Management also took note of the increased number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland, the state of emergency declared in Maryland, the closures of Montgomery County schools, and the cancellation of local activities and programs. In light of this information, we believe that the cancellations of all activities at the Gurdwara Sahib is necessary to protect the health and safety of our Sangat and community, particularly seniors.

Further information on specific GNFA programs is as follows: 

Senior Programs:
GNFA is cancelling all senior programs until further notice. If you or a loved one is a senior in need of langar delivery, a member of the sangat will safely deliver food to you.

Sign Up to Receive Food Delivery for Seniors 
Sign Up to do Langar Sewa for Seniors

Khalsa School:
GNFA is cancelling Khalsa School until further notice.
For more information contact: or

Weekly Diwans:
The Gurdwara is open but weekly diwans and langars are cancelled.

Special Events:
Special Kirtans,Vaisakhi, the Mela, and the Gala are to be determined.

During this time, we encourage the sangat to please take the following precautions:

  1. Stay home if you or a loved one have had a fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing and fatigue in the past 48 hours.

  2. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds upon entering

  3. Avoid hugs and handshakes

  4. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds upon leaving

Questions or concerns:
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions, you may contact:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Yours in Service,
The GNFA Management

Corona Virus | Protecting Our Sangat

Corona Virus | Protecting Our Sangat

Sadh Sangat Ji, in order to protect our community and maintain a healthy environment we recommend the following precautions.

Attachment: Corona safety.pdf.pdf


GNFA Health Clinic – Announcement

GNFA Health Clinic
March 1, 2020 schedule
9:00 am-11:00 am Internist
11:30 am-1:30 pm  Cardiologist
For appointments:
please call 301.232.7881 or
Walk-ins will be seen during available spots

Vadda Ghallughara Seminar- Feb 1, 2020

Khalsa School – Announcement

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students:

Gurpurab Greetings

“Haq Haq Agah  Guru Gobind Singh

Shah Shahan Shah  Guru Gobind Singh”


On Sunday, January 5th, Khalsa School will celebrate Guru Gobind Singh Sahib ji’s Aagman Purab. School will be open on Gurpurab schedule, meaning, no regular classes, but kids’ participation in Gurpurab is mandated by curriculum and attendance. All Khalsa School kids will assemble in Langar Hall at 9:00 AM for final Shabad rehearsal. Line up to walk into Diwan hall at 10:00 AM (Sharp), immediately after Asa Di Var Diwan.

Dress Code:
White outfit (Kurta, Pajama, Kameez, Salvar), KS Kesari Chunni for Kaurs, and KS Kesari Dastar and Patka for Singhs (same as in last Gurpurab). We encourage all boys and girls to wear Dastars. On 5th, Arvinder (Sonny) Singh Kakar and Jaskeerat Kaur will tie Dastars to those who are interested.


Grades KG, 1 and 2:

Sabna Jian Ka Ik Daata So Main Visar Na Jaayee
Lead Singers: Bhavdeep Singh, Bavjot Singh, Harjas Singh
Coached  by Sheena Kaur

Grades 3, 4, 5:

Dhan Dhan Hamarey Bhag Ghar Aya Pir Mera
Lead Singers: Balpreet Singh and Upraj Singh
Coached  by Satwant Kaur

Special Kirtan Darbar at GNFA-Dec 31 

Remembering the four Sahibzades – Dec 25, 2019

Waheguruji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh
We continue with our tradition of remembering the four Sahibzades of Guru Gobind Singhji: Sahibzada Ajit Singhji, Sahibzada Jujhar Singhji, Sahibzada Zorawar Singhji, Sahibzada Fateh Singhji and Mata Gujri ji in the month of December. These young sons of Guru Gobind Singhji are a great Inspiration for our children as their love and sacrifice for sikhi remind us who we are and our proud heritage.

Register for the event asap as the response from past years have been overwhelming. Ages 3 – Youth

For participation in any of the categories: Speech or Kavita (2-3 mins) and Shabad (8-10 mins)

Please e-mail or call at 443-542-3151
For registration we will need your child’s name, age and title of the speech, shabad or kavita
You may look-up internet youtube, sikh phulvari issues or contact me if you need help.
Participants can come to GNFA on Wednesday December 25th @ 7:30 pm and still do the speech/ Kavita or Shabad.

Participants from Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia are invited to join us:
On the 25th DEC,2019 Wednesday at GNFA , Silver Spring MD from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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