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. 

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: Gurbani Competition 2022 Brochure
You can register  for the contest by clicking on the following:Registration form


Khalsa School is providing preparation classes on Sundays from 12am-12:45 pm - starting October 16th in room 177 at Guru Nanak Khalsa School

The contest at Khalsa School will be held on Saturday December 3rd at 1 pm 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.


The class list will be posted to the website by Saturday night, Sept 10, 2022

Our sewadars are working hard in the background preparing to start the classes. 

1.     Please come to school at 12 pm on Sunday 9/11/22 to collect your books and all other materials. If your school bag is still in good condition please bring it with you.

2.      School will start at 1pm on Sunday

3.      By default we will move students to the next level with few exceptions as requested by parents

We are getting a lot of emails. Please be patient as we respond to your emails.

Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji ki Fateh
Registration is closed as of 10/17/2022. We are already 6 weeks into the semester. We will open again for registration 
 in June 2023
We are planning 2022-2023 classes to be held in person on Sundays starting 28th of August 2022
 28th August will be the first day of school and it will be in the main hall at 2:00 pm
Further schedule will be announced on that day
All classes will be held in person at Guru Nanak Khalsa School, 3636 Gurdwara Ave San Jose CA 95148
The timings of the classes will be from
11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Sikh Heritage Symphony
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm - Punjabi and Gurmat
3:30pm to 5:00  pm - Keertan classes.
All registration will be done online. Choose the correct form below depending on whether you are a new student or existing student of Guru Nanak Khalsa School. 
For returning students use the form:Registration form 2022-2023 for Returning students
For new students use the form:Registration form 2022-2023 for New students
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 after you submit the payment

The payments are made through paypal and are competely secure. You have the option of paying through paypal or credit card. You will see the options after you submit the form.

OrderId 2022 
If you have any hardship in paying the fees, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The class placements for 2021-2022 can be checked by clicking on the following links

Punbaji/Gurbani class list:

Keertan class list:

We are excited to have you back for our fall session starting this Sunday 9/12/2021. Our sewadars are working hard in the background preparing to start the classes. Here is an update on current progress as of 9/10/21


1.      All 374 students that have registered as on 08th Sept until 8pm PST have been assigned classes. Class list is published and can be seen at: 2021 Class List

2.      School will start at 1pm on Sunday

3.      By default we have moved students to the next level with few exceptions as requested by parents

4.      We had planned to start school in-person for some of the classes. Unfortunately due to the increase in Covid cases, school will be completely online till it is safe to start in-person classes.

5.      We had planned for Baalvardi and Kinder classes this year. These were expected to be in-person classes and are being cancelled. If you child was born after 8/31/2016 we have no mechanism to actively engage him/her and be refunding your registration fees

6.      Some parents were unable to pick up books last weekend. You may pick up the books next Sunday 9/12/2021 between 10am and 1pm

7.      For students that are outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, the books are being mailed to you as per the mailing address from last year or using the address modifications that you have conveyed to us. Do not worry if you do not get the books before Sunday. You will not need these for the class on Sunday 09/12. We will definitely get them to you before 09/19/2021

8.      As teachers are assigned, zoom sessions for students will be announced and mailed out by Saturday. Please looked for emails from teachers. Keep an eye on your spam mail also.

9.      The first day of school will be an orientation. Details will be announced on what to expect.

If you registered (and got payment confirmation) after 8pm PST yesterday 9/8/2021, please do not worry, your student will be assigned a class next week. We will plan for an orientation session for you sometime in the coming week

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