SGGS Conference 2017


Sixth Annual Conference on Sri Guru Granth Sahib

[Videos of all the sessions online – click on title in the program below]

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.

Conference speakers


Conference Theme

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


When: Saturday August 19, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Library, Sikh Gurdwara San Jose
3636 Murillo Ave  San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 274-9373
[Fifth Annual SGGS Conference 2016]
[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

(Click on paper title below for details)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Langar hall) and registration
Session 1 Chairperson: Sn. Jessi Kaur
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Ardaas by Sn. Jessi Kaur
9:05 – 9:45 Kirtan by youth:
Shabad 1: Tu Sajan tu preetam mera – raag suhi, trainer Prof. Dalbir Singh
Participants: Sania Kaur, Mahima Kaur, Gurleen Kaur, japleen Kaur, Kunwarpreet Singh.
Shabad 2: Suhab Suhab Suhavi – Raag: Suhi, trainer: Sn. Leena Kaur
Participants: Bhavandeep Kaur, Gurdeep Kaur, Jasleen Kaur, Jaspreet Singh,
Keerat Kaur, Sania Kaur, Sukhvir Singh,Tanvir Kaur
9:45 – 10:15 Youth Speeches: Sikh Way of Life (SWL)
1.Harnoor Kaur Panesar: SWL inspired by Guru Nanak
2. Geeta Kaur: SWL inspired by novel Satwant Kaur by Bhai Veer Singh
3. Sukhveer Singh: SWL inspired by Sikh Rehat maryada
10:15 – 10:55 a.m. Living in alignment with Hukam (Hukam rajaaee chalnaa) 
Dr. Inder Mohan Singh
10:55  _ 11:15 a.m. Break and refreshments
Session 2 Chairperson: Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh
11:15 – 11:55 a.m. ਗਲੋਬਲ ਸਰੋਕਾਰਾਂ ਵਾਲਾ ਧਰਮ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ : ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ
Dr. Jaspal Singh
11:55 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Interconnected Ethics: Living as Warrior-Saints for the Freedom and Equality of All
Prof. Nirinjan Khalsa
12:35 – 1:35 p.m.  Lunch (langar hall)
 Session 3  Chairperson: S. Amarpal Singh Khanna
 1:35 – 2:15 p.m. Sri Guru Granth Sahib “A Model of Human Harmony and Global Peace”
Dr. Jaspal Kaur Kaang
 2:15 – 2:55 p.m. By walking the walk with SGGS and our beloved Gurus, are Sikhs designed to be civic entrepreneurs, public ombudsmen, or leaders
Harbir Kaur Bhatia
 2:55 – 3:35 p.m. The use of cutting edge AV technologies to communicate the contemporary relevance of The Guru Granth Sahib
S. Sundeep (Bobby) Singh Bedi 
 3:35 – 3:55 p.m. Break and refreshments
 Session 4 Chairperson: Sn. Reshma Kaur
 3:55 – 4:35 p.m. Apply the Guru’s teachings to progress from Human to Divine Love
Dr. Kawaljeet Singh Anand
 4:35 – 5:15 p.m. HUKAM: What it is & What it Aint?
I. J. Singh
5:15 p.m. Closing remarks

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