SGGS Conference 2016


Fifth Annual Conference on Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Sponsored by Chardi Kalaa Foundation, Sikh Gurdwara San Jose and SikhNet

Celebrating the Prakash Diwas of our holy scripture Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Sri Harmandir Sahib Amritsar in 1604 AD.

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Conference Theme

“ Applying the timeless, universal message of SGGS – across centuries, cultures, religions and continents – in today’s world


When: Saturday September 10, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Library, Sikh Gurdwara San Jose
3636 Murillo Ave  San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 274-9373
[Fourth Annual SGGS Conference 2015]
[Third Annual SGGS Conference 2014]
[Second Annual SGGS Conference 2013]
[First Annual SGGS Conference 2012]

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Conference Program

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8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
Session 1 Chairperson: Sn. Reshma Kaur
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Ardaas and Kirtan by youths
Jathaa 1: Hari Singh, Jasleen Panesar, Sophia Singh, Gurleen Kaur and Mahima  Kaur.
Trainer: Bhai Nirmal Singh
Jathaa 2: Aneet Kaur, Keerat Kaur, Gurdip  Kaur, Bhavandeep Kaur,   Tanvir Kaur.
Trainer : Sn. Leena Kaur
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Speeches by youth – Context of Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Joymaneet Kaur, Ekam Singh Brar and Sukhveer Singh Karlkut.
10:00 – 11:10 a.m. Panel Discussion -The role of women in building a future for the Sikhs
Panel leader – S. Supreet Singh Manchanda
11:10 – 11:30 a.m. Break and refreshments
Session 2 Chairperson:  S. Jagjot Singh
11:30 a.m – 12:10 p.m. Kaljug Mein Kirtan Pardhana: How Participating in Kirtan Helps in Applying the Message of SGGS
Dr. Inderjit Kaur
12:10 – 12:50 p.m. Sukhmani Sahib: The Jewel of Peace
Sn. Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa
12:50 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (langar)
Session 3 Chairperson: Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Speeches by youth – Is it OK to Eat Meat According to Gurbani?
Ardas Kaur (Yes) and Kiran Kaur Brar (No)
2:00 – 2:40 p.m. So Help Me O’ God, Yahweh, Allah, Vaheguru, Et Al……
Dr. I.J. Singh
2:40 – 3:20 p.m. Applying The Message Of Sikhi – To Ourselves
Ravinder Singh Taneja
3:20 – 3:40  p.m. Break and refreshments
Session 4 Chairperson: Dr. Amarpal Singh
3:40 – 4:20 p.m. The Mystique of Ik (One) and its Profound Applicability
Sn. Jessi Kaur
4:20 – 5:00 p.m. Naam Simran – Concept and Practice
Dr. Inder Mohan Singh
5:00 – 5:40 p.m. Implementaion of Eternal Message of Guru Granth Sahib in Context of Solving Universal Human Problems of Modern Age.
Dr. Jaspal Kaur Kaang
5:40 p.m. Conference close

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