The Fabulous Lipitones Play by Gurpreet (American Idol Participant)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Gurpreet Singh Sarin from our Sikh Sangat (participant of American Idol) is acting in this play that has direct relevance for all immigrants especially Sikh immigrants. This play is showing daily until May 13.

The Fabulous Lipitones.
Further information: http://www.thelittletheatre.com/
He is acting as a Sikh immigrant and the play depicts the challenges and hurdles that immigrants face and how the American community copes and comes together. I found it entertaining & hilarious, engaging and definitely relevant. I would highly recommend.
“The Fabulous Lipitones – The Fabulous Lipitones is a hilarious take on what happens when a barbershop quartet is forced to take on an unconventional replacement when one of their members suddenly dies. When they meet face to face with their replacement, he is definitely not what they expected. Will the four of them have perfect harmony or will the clash of cultures be too great? This comical and moving story about the power of song, prejudice, and friendship will fill the LTA auditorium with both laughs, tears, and the close harmonies of barbershop quartets.”

Sangat is requested to please support this and get benefit out of this as well because theme of this play is very good.

Press about The Fabulous Lipitones show!

http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2017/042617/Alexandria.pdf (Page 16)

http://www.alexandrianews.org/2017/04/the-fabulous-lipitones/

http://thezebra.org/the-fabulous-lipitones-theyre-having-a-bollywood-time/

Vaisakhi Celebration In Sikh Gurdwara DC – 16Apr / Other Important Announcements

Saadh Sangat Ji,

This Vaisakhi festival is very special and important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa which is also termed Khalsa Sirjana Divas.

Also, Vaisakhi is a Punjabi harvest festival for people of the Punjab region. This day is also observed as a thanksgiving day by farmers whereby farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.

NOTE: Khalsa School will remain closed on Sun, 16Apr2017.

Special Diwan on Friday: 07:30PM to 09:30PM

Saturday Homeless Langar Distribution (Need Volunteers): We need volunteers for distribution of langar for homeless on 15-Apr-2017. So, volunteers need to come DC Gurdwara between 09AM – 10AM because team will leave by 11AM and will return back between 01PM – 02PM. Also, if anyone wants to distribute something along with langar like water bottles/juice/bananas or so, then please feel free to bring in.

Vaisakhi 2017
Akhand Paath:
Paath Start Date:  14Apr2016
Paath End Date:   16Apr2016

Sangat is requested to come for paath seva. Langar would be available all the time.

Live Broadcast of Kirtan From Sikh Gurdwara DC

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

We have started this new initiative of Live Broadcasting of Kirtan from Sikh Gurdwara DC since last week and we will keep on doing this now for every week on Sunday.

Timings: 12 Noon – 2:00 PM
Youtube Channel to Subscribe: SGDC Sangat

How to subscribe this free subscription:

1) Open Youtube on any device
2) Search “SGDC Sangat”
3) Tap/Click on picture of Sikh Gurdwara DC
4) Hit Subscribe to start free subscription
5) Tap on bell icon next to Subscribe button to get notified about all new videos in real time
6) Sangat will get notification when live broadcast will start

Sangat is requested to please subscribe.

12Mar2017: Hola Mahalla and CNN coverage about attacks on Indians

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji, today we will celebrate Hola Mohalla (Holi) in Gurdwara and will discuss about the same. Also, one more important event is planned.

CNN will be coming to our Gurdwara aroud 12noon and they will interview people for their opinion about the current situation and shooting/attacks on Indians.

Program Schedule

Asa di vaar                                    –       8:00 am to 10:00 am
Sukhmani Sahib                            –       10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kirtan by Sangat                           –       11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh ji     –       12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Langar                                            –       2:00 pm

NOTE: There is ample amount of free parking on Sunday in DC next to Gurdwara Sahib and also there is parking lot in basement.

We look forward to your visit along with friends and family.

 

21st Annual Akhand Keertan Samagam: GNFA, Silver Spring, MD

Saadh Sangat Ji,

The entire Sangat of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area invites you with folded hands to the Maryland Annual Akhand Keertan Samagam from March 10-12, 2017. The Samagam will be held at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Foundation of America (GNFA). Sangat and Keertaniyaas will be visiting from Canada, UK, India, and various states of USA.

Please refer flyer for complete details:

 

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Celebrating Janam Diwas Baba Deep Singh Ji – 29Jan2017

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Please join us in celebrating janam diwas of Baba Deep Singh Ji on this Sunday 29-Jan-2017 at Gurudwara Sahib.

Baba Deep Singh (1682–1757) is revered among Sikhs as one of the most honored martyrs in Sikhism and as a highly religious person. He is remembered for his sacrifice and devotion to the teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Baba Deep Singh was the first head of Misl Shaheedan Tarna Dal – an order of the Khalsa military established by Nawab Kapur Singh, the then head of Sharomani Panth Akali Buddha Dal.

In 1757, he led an army to defend the Golden Temple from Afghans. On being mortally wounded with a severe gash to his head, a Sikh reminded Baba Deep Singh, “You had resolved to reach the periphery of the pool.” On hearing the talk of the Sikh, he supported his head with his left hand and removing the enemies from his way with the strokes of his double-edged sword with his right hand, reached the periphery of Harmandir Sahib where he breathed his last.

Baba Deep Singh’s 40 kg Khanda (double-edged sword), which he used in his final battle, is still preserved at Akaal Takhat Sahib.

Baba Deep Singh Ji -2 Baba Deep Singh Ji -3

NOTE: There is ample amount of free parking on Sunday in DC next to Gurdwara Sahib and also there is parking lot in basement.

We look forward to your visit along with friends and family.

Gurpurab of Chaar Sahibzaade and sacrifices of all Singhs in the Poh of 1704

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Sikh Gurudwara DC welcomes saadh sangat from all Gurughar’s Sikh Institutes and organizations to join us in our Annual Gurpurab Event.

Event: Gurpurab of Chaar Sahibzaade, Mata Gujri Ji, Mai Bhago Ji and sacrifices of all Singhs in the Poh of 1704.
Day: Saturday, 21st January, 2017
Time: 11:00AM to 04:00PM (Detailed schedule of events to follow)

NOTE: Registration closes on Sunday, 15th January, 2017

We welcome kids and youth ages 3 – 25 years to participate in the event. Your child may choose to participate in any one of the categories mentioned on attached flyer.

For Participation: To register for the event, we need your child’s name, age and title of the participation category. Please register by Sunday, 15th January, 2017 to ensure a time slot for your child. Refer flyer for more details.

 

21jan2017-gurudwara-event-flyer-v2-1 Schedule Event 2017 Part1 Schedule Event 2017 Part2

Sad News: Passing of Harbans Singh Chhabra Ji (Relative of Dr. Daljit Ji)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Sadh Sangat Ji, 

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Sardar Harbans Singh Chhabra.  Our beloved Harbans Singh Chhabra Ji was a pillar of strength in the GNFA community and a stalwart of the extended family.  He is survived by his wife Sardarni Kirpal Kaur and his three children, Mandeep Chhabra, Parmdeep Chhabra and Sophie Sandhoo.

NOTE: He was Dr. Daljit Singh Ji’s good friend and his daughter is married to his son Mandeep.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Archbishop Spalding High School.  The family has created an annual scholarship in his loving memory.  The URL for the donation is: http://tinyurl.com/inmemoryofharbans

Funeral Service: 
Date & Time: Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11 AM
Venue: Donaldson Funeral Home
1411 Annapolis Road (Rt. 175)
Odenton, MD 21113

Kirtan and Antim Ardas:
Date & Time: Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Guru Nanak Foundation of America
12917 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301-384-2133

Sikh Gurdwara DC Highlights May-Oct 2016

Click on the link below to see the highlights of SikhGurdwara DC from May-Oct 2016.

DC-Gurdwara-2016-May-Oct2016-highlights

 

Youngest Sikh Martyr Sahibzaade and Mata Gujri Ji’s Teachings: 25-Dec-2016

As the year approaches the end, on December 26 every year, the global world Sikh community commemorate the martyrdom of three of their most loved figures of the Guru household. On this darkest of days, their youngest hero and bravest comrade of Sikhism, Sahibzada Fateh Singh (6 years, 1699-1705, probably the youngest recorded martyr in history who knowingly and consciously laid down his life at the very tender age of 6 years) who was the youngest of Guru Gobind Singh’s four sons, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh (1696-1705), his elder brother (8years) and Mata Gujari Kaur ji, his grandmother sacrificed their lives for their faith and the right to remain Sikhs.
At such a tender age, they were bricked alive but did not bow before the tyranny and cruelty of the Mughal government and did not accepted to change their religion.
 
The renowned Hindi poet, Maithli Saran Gupta in his well known book Bharat Bharati said: “Whatever their present position, the future of the community whose sons can thus lay down their lives for their faith, is bound to be glorious.”

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Program Schedule

Asa di vaar                                    –       8:00 am to 10:00 am
Sukhmani Sahib                            –       10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kirtan by Bhai Harjeet Singh Ji      –       11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh ji     –       12:00 noon to 1:15 pm
Langar                                            –       1:45 pm

NOTE: There is ample amount of free parking on Sunday in DC next to Gurdwara Sahib and also in parking lot in basement.