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: https://www.khalsaschool.us/images/pdf/GurbaaniBrouchure21Ver2.pdf
 
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.