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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Khalsa School – Announcement

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students:

Gurpurab Greetings

“Haq Haq Agah  Guru Gobind Singh

Shah Shahan Shah  Guru Gobind Singh”

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ

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.

Program:

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

Annual Youth Elections – Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Annual Youth Elections at GNFA, that will be held on
Sunday, Nov 17, at 12 PM in Trailer 10

GNFA Youth (12 to 17 years of age) who have signed up as youth members can elect the youth committee for 2020.

Candidates will be nominated and elected by the youth
for the following 9 positions:

1) Youth Coordinator
2) Dharmik Committee youth member
3) Finance Committee youth member
4) Sikh Affairs Committee youth member
5) Education Committee youth member
6) Community Affairs Committee youth member
7) Treasurer’s aide
8) Stage Secretary’s Aide
9) Recording Secretary’s aide

Youth Kirtan – Dec 28, 2019

Japji Sahib Paath Recital – Dec 21, 2019

GNFA Annual Cultural Program – Dec 7, 2019

 

All the team coordinators must send their music by December 3rd as we will not be accepting any music after the given deadline. 

GNFA Cultural Program – Dec 7, 2019

Movie ‘London Singhs’ – Sun, Oct 6, 2019

The movie ‘London Singhs’ is  inspired by true events, based on the life of two UK-based Sikh kids who are living happily.

Both are brought up in a rich Sikh culture. And, as life has both positive and negative aspects. Once, during their schooling, they are prohibited to  wear their kirpaans inside the school premises, and their family decides to fight for their religious right in the court.

In short, ‘London Singhs’ is based upon the allegiance to basic human rights, to allow everybody to practice their religion freely.
All Khalsa School parents, teachers and students, as well as other members of the sangat, are welcome to watch this free movie on Sunday, Oct 6th 11:00 AM-12:15 pm in the diwan hall.

Youth Open Mic Night 2019

Sohila Sahib and Tav Prasad Savaiye Recital – Oct 12, 2019

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