GNFA Celebrating Vaisakhi on April 13, 14 and 15, 2012 [Updated]

Guru Nanak Foundation of America will be celebrating Vaisakhi on April 13, 14 and 15, 2012.

Friday Diwan, April 13, 2012

Akhand Paath6:00 PM
Rehraas Sahib Paath7:30 - 8:00 PM
Kirtan by Bhai Jagmohan Singh, Harmohan Singh ji8:00 - 8:30 PM
Kirtan by Bhai Jaswinder Singh ji Hajoori Ragi Dukh Niwaran Patiala8:30 - 9:15 PM
Ardaas, Samapti & Langar9:15 PM

Vaisakhi Day Diwan, Sat. April 14, 2012

Amrit Sanchaar6:00 AM
Rehraas Sahib Paath7:30 - 8:00 PM
Kirtan by Istri Satsang8:00 - 8:30 PM
Kirtan by Bhai Jagmohan Singh, Harmohan Singh ji8:30 - 9:00 PM
Kirtan by Bhai Jaswinder Singh ji Hajoori Ragi Dukh Niwaran Patiala9:00 - 9:30 PM

Sunday Diwan, April 15, 2012

Bhog Sri Akhand Paath6:30 AM
Sukhmani Sahib Paath6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Kirtan Sri Asa Di Vaar - Bhai Jagmohan Singh, Harmohan Singh ji8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Kirtan by Khalsa School Students10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Nishaan Sahib da Choley di Seva10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Nitnem and Kirtan by Youth10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Kirtan by Bhai Jagmohan Singh Harmohan Singh ji12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Kirtan by Bhai Jaswinder Singh ji Hajoori Ragi Dukh Niwaran Patiala12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Speech1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Smapti1:30 PM

The Saturday and Sunday programs will be webcast at

For further information, please contact:

Arvinder Kaur Uppal Chairperson: 410-531-5350
Prabhjot Singh Kohli Secretary: 410-499-3120
Gurdwara Sahib: 301-384-2133

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Amrit Sanchar 6AM Apr 14, 2012

All Gurdwaras of the Washington DC area will  conduct a joint Amrit Sanchar at GNFA Gurdwara Sahib at 6 AM on April 14th.

Please  contact Bhai Jagmohan Singh ji at 301 3842133 and/or Bhai Gurdarshan Singh ji at 301  332 2323.

Shaheedi Divas – Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur – Friday Nov 25 and Sunday Nov 27

Sees Diya par Sirar na Diay

GNFA will be conducting special divans on Friday November 25, 2011 and Sunday November 27, 2011 to commemorate the Shaheedi Divas of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru of the Sikhs.

Friday, 25 November 2011

  • Akhand Path: 6:00 AM
  • Rehraas Sahib: 7:30 – 8 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji: 8 – 8:30 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Ompal Singh Ji: 8:30 – 9 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Sarabjit Singh Ji: 9 – 9:30 PM

Sunday, 27 November 2011

  • Sukhmani Sahib: 6 AM
  • Akhand Path Bhog: 6:30 AM
  • Asa Di Var – Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji: 8 – 10 AM
  • Nitnem & Kirtan – GNFA Youth: 10:30 – 11:15 AM
  • Kirtan by GNFA Khalsa School Students: 11:15 – 12 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji: 12 – 12:45 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Ompal Singh Ji: 12:45 – 1:30 PM

About Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the youngest of the five sons of Guru Har Gobind, the sixth Guru. His life spanned 1 April 1621 to 11 November 1675. He became the ninth Guru on 20 March 1665.

Guru Ji’s refusal to accept Islam by the order of The Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb ultimately led to his arrest in July 1675. He was placed in captivity for more than three months and was taken to Delhi in November 1675. The Mughals placed him in chains and he was ordered to be tortured until he would convert to Islam. Ultimately, Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in public on 11 November 1675 at Chandni Chowk. The exact location of his beheading is marked by Gurdwara Sis Ganj in Delhi.

The Guru’s body was publicly presented in the streets of Delhi and it was announced that nobody was permitted to remove the Guru’s dead body. Strong guards were posted to prevent its being taken away.

A dust storm entered Delhi which presented an opportunity to Lakhi Shah and a few of his tribesman. He loaded cotton on some carts and took them towards the location where Guru Ji’s body was laying. He loaded the body on the cart, concealed it and took it to his hut outside of Delhi. He placed a heap of firewood inside his hut, placed Guru Ji’s body on the heap then covered it with more wood. He then set his house ablaze. Thus, Guru Ji’s body was cremated secretly by Lakhi Shah and his companions. Gurdwara Rakab Ganj, stands at the place where Guru Tegh Bahadur’s headless body was cremated.

Another follower, Bhai Jaita, secretly transported Guru Ji’s severed head in a bag to Anandpur Sahib, a distance nearly 400 kilometers away where he presented it to Guru Ji’s son, Gobind Rai. Guru Ji’s head was subsequently cremated.

Due to Guru Ji’s refusal to convert to Islam, the threatened forced conversion of the Kashmiri Hindus was thwarted. Guru Tegh Bahadur earned the title of “Hind-di-Chadar” or the Shield of India.

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Election Results: 2012 Board of Trustees

The results from yesterday’s election for the 2012 Board of Trustees are as follows:

Contributing Trustees
  • Daljit Singh Sawhney
  • Surinder Singh
  • Amar Raj Singh – 2 Year Term
  • Anthony Singh Aneja – 2 Year Term
  • Prabhjot Singh Kohli – 2 Year Term
  • Kunwar Singh Goomer (Kandy) – 1 Year Term
Signed By Tejbir Singh Phool Election Coordinator

Related Information

GNFA Board of Trustees Election – Sunday, November 20, 2011

GNFA will be conducting an election for the 2012 Board of Trustees for year 2012.  If you are a member, please make every effort to participate in this election for the 2012 year.

Additional details will follow leading up to the election.

Contributing  Trustees Candidates

  • Dr Daljit Singh sawhney
  • Surinder Singh

Elected Trustees Candidates

  • Baljit Ahuja
  • Anthony Arneja
  • Inderjit Gujral
  • Dr Parminder Sheena Khurana
  • Surjit Singh
  • Amar Raj Singh
  • Kunwar Kandy Goomer
  • Prabhjot singh Kohli

Election Committee for this event

  • Tejbir Singh Phool coordinator
  • Kuljit Singh Gill
  • Prabhkirat Singh
  • Karam Singh Dhillon
  • Phula Singh

Election Aides

  • Charanjit Singh Aulakh
  • Dilmeet Singh Huda
  • Surpal Singh Birgi
  • Maninder Singh Sethi
  • Gurminder Singh
  • Ranvir Fluora
  • Parminder Ahuja

New Building Special Fundraising Drive – Fall 2011

GNFA Proposed New BuildingDonate for the New Building Fund
GNFA is taking on one of its most ambitious projects to improve the Gurdwara and requests that the Sangat donate. A special drive to collect the funds by October 26th, 2011 is on.  Please make your generous donation now by a check, you can pay with any credit card at the Treasurer’s desk or fill out and bring the the following pledge form to the Gurdwara.

New GNFA Building Images October 2011

We are happy to show you the latest renditions of the proposed new GNFA building.

2011 Cultural Program

2011 GNFA Cultural Program Flyer

GNFA proudly presents the 2011 Cultural Program.  An evening of full of Bhangra, Giddah, Punjabi Folk Dance, Delicious Food, and more.  All proceeds go to GNFA.

Date and Time
Saturday March 19, 2011
3PM – 9PM

High Point High School
3601 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, Maryland 20705


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  • Avtar Barring, P.R.O: 443-496-2771
  • Kunwar S. Goomer, Secretary: 240-401-3066
  • Bobby Bahra, Coordinator: 202-669-4281

Bikram Singh 2011 GNFA Cultural Program

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