Welcome to Guru Nanak Khalsa School
Guru Nanak Khalsa School is a program for the children at Sikh Gurdwara, San Jose CA. The mission is to give to students knowledge and appreciation of the Sikh way of life and their rich Sikh heritage.
Young sikh children attending the school are instilled with love for Sikh religion, its beliefs, values and customs. This is accomplishes through the teaching of the punjabi language and Gurmukhi script so that they are able to read and understand the Sikh scriptures and Sri Guru Granth Sahib. In addition to this they also learn about the Sikh history and Keertan, the Sikh devotional music.
Gurbani Contest is being held since 1997. This contest is professionally organized. Experienced judges very precisely monitor the performance of each participant. Participants are judged in the area of clear pronunciation of Gurbani, understanding of Gurbani, language, clarity, style and delivery. Cash prizes, trophies and other awards are pre-sented to participants depending upon their performance and available budget. Punjabi speaking participants receive special cash prizes at the final contest.
Khalsa School is providing preparation classes on Sundays from 12am-12:45 pm - starting October 16th in room 177 at Guru Nanak Khalsa School
FAQ for Gurbani Contest are below:
Qs 1: Does language (Punjabi or English) matters ?
Ans: No bias in SCORING/JUDGING for the choice of language, however winners may be given special prize if they have spoken in Punjabi.
Qs 2: Does it matter if I use my notes during the speech ?
Ans: There is no penalty points for using notes or no bonus points for memorized contents, however keep in mind if you are referring your notes during the speech you could be inadvertently impacting other areas where you are judged, ex. : expressions, confidence, delivery, timings etc.
Qs 3: What am I expected to deliver in the speech ? Pauri’s Meaning or The Message ?
Ans: Judges are looking for THE MESSAGE in general or for you in particular that Guru Sahib conveying to us in that Pauri. Judges are not looking for the meaning or teeka as the primary content of your speech.
Qs 4: What is the meaning of implementation score ?
Ans: Judges are looking that how would you implement or apply the message in the given puari in your daily life.
Qs 5: What do i do if I forget gurbani pauri while reading ?
Ans: No worry! If you forget the paurhi while reading. You can restart from the beginning and finish it without any penalty.