Kirtan by Bhai Manjit Singh from UK from the Akhand Kirtani Jatha at GGSF
Friday evening, January 12, 2018.
Please join to immerse yourself in this uplifting kirtan.
Jahandad Khan, Researcher of Hari Singh Nalwa's rule will be in GGSF on Sunday January 14,2018
Jahandad Khan's ancestor and namesake Jahandad Khan was a contemporary of Hari Singh Nalwa - his father Painda Khan (mentioned in Umdat ut Tawarikh) had earlier fought with Nalwa but had to offer his son to the Lahore Durbar as a hostage in return for help against Ahmed Barelvi when he invaded this region. The young Jahandad Khan was raised by Nalwa for few years as a result of this settlement. When Sikh garrisons in Hazara were massacred in 1846, it was the same Jahandad Khan (by then a grown young man and a leader of the Tanoli clan) who spared the lives of all Lahore Durbar men stationed in our region in 22 mud forts and gave them a dignified exit (mentioned in Hazara Gazzetteers as well). His native region is Hazara in what is today Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He will speak about the Sikh rule in Hazara region of KP as that's the primary focus of his research. Amardeep Singh (http://lostheritagebook.com/), who will be coming to GGSF in May, has written a book about the Sikh heritage in Pakistan that has a chapter on this region. They traveled along the Indus together to explore remnants of Sikh Legacy there.
Recent & Upcoming Events
Gurbani Santhya Classes
Gurbani Santhya class are held every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 2:30 PM - 4 PM. Bhai Gurdarshan Singh teaches the Gurbani grammar and also the correct pronunciation of the Gurbani. For more information, please contact Bhai Sahib at 301 332 2323
Kirtan and Tabla Classes
Kirtan and Tabla classes for children and adults of all ages are held every Monday and Thursday evening at the Gurdwara Sahib. For more information, please contact Bhai Gurdarshan Singh 301 332 2323 and Bhai Sucha Singh 510 706 8782
For Langar Sewa, please contact
Rani Sawhney 301 938 6167
Dr. Sukhminder Kaur Kaur2345@yahoo.com
Bhupinder Kaur Saini 703 734 1760
Sikh Women' Day
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation will observe Sikh Women's Day while paying tributes to Mata Gujri ji. This is the 5th year that GGSF is marking this day. Mata Gujri ji, wife of Guru Tegh Bahadur and mother of Guru Gobind Singh ji was arrested on December 8, 1705 along with two younger sons of the Tenth Guru. Next few days tested her will and her determination to keep the flame of Sikhi alive. GGSF women will be part of the program in observing this day and will elaborate on the role of Sikh women in Sikh history and reflect upon their future role in shaping Sikh community.
Please contact Romi Kaur Sawhney at 301-938-6167 if you wish to participate in the program.