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Welcome to Guru Nanak Khalsa School

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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.

Sunday, October 17, 2021
The Gurbani Contest has been held annually by Gurdwaras in the Bay Area since 1997. 
This is an excellent opportunity for participants to understand Gurbani and discuss Guru Ji's message from select Pauris of the Japji Sahib.
This contest also helps participants improve their memorizing Gurbani, public speaking, and presentation skills.
Please see the following brochure for more details:
You can register  for the contest by clicking on the following:  Gurbani Contest Online registration
Khalsa School is providing preparation classes over Zoom on Sundays from 11am-11:45am - starting October 17th.

The contest at Khalsa School will be held on Saturday November 13th with trophies and prizes being awarded to all participants. 
We encourage all parents to have their children participate.

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‚Äôs 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.


Registration Info

Monday, October 11, 2021
Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji ki Fateh,
As of 10/10/2021 registration for 2021-2022 year is now closed.
Please email for any questions
All those who have registered by September 17,  8:00 pm PST have classes assigned to them. Please check your class assignment at:
Those who are registering after the above time will have their classes assigned by September 26, 2021
Your registration is complete only after you have paid using credit card or paypal using the link. The status on the link will change to Paid
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The payments are made through paypal and are competely secure
Due to the Pandemic, all classes for the current year will be online only
The students need to have a computer with audio/video capabilities and internet/wifi connection. For younger children, a parent or grown up should be available to help with computer.
If the student is in California and cannot afford a computer please email to We may be able to provide you with a chromebook.
If you have any hardship in paying the fees, please email to