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EASTON PENNSYLVANIA JULY 2016

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This year our summer reading list for the “Who Wants To Be A Sikh Millionaire” included:

Balam Sakhian by Bha Vir Singh 

http://www.vidhia.com/Bhai%20Veer%20Singh%20Ji/Gur%20Balam%20Sakhian%20%28Guru%20Gobind%20Singh%20Ji%29-Bhai%20Vir%20Singh%20English-children.pdf    p10-p 50

Gurbani Vichaar Part 1 and 2 :JUM by Jaswant Singh ( Khoji)

http://7f0f34106303d336df54-ef1bee26fafac824966d142aadca5978.r8.cf1.rackcdn.com/Lekh%2022%20and%2023%20Jam%20Part%201%20and%202.pdf

As usual both the girls and teams were awesome! The answers they gave for the comprehension of the Gurbani Vichaar were truly remarkable.Thank you Partap veerjee for helping with the judging:)

Here are some fun pictures of both the teams and the audience.

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The “Kaurs” were outstanding!

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The audience was awesome!!!

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Hmmmm—- Life Line!!! The “Singhs” taking the job literally :)!!!!

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  With the greatest appreciation to Sumeet Veerjee for all his help !!

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Until next year! Adios and thank you playing everyone

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Easton Pennsylvania July 2015

Dhan Guru Nanak!

Dhan Guru Nanak!

Dhan Guru Nanak!

With His Grace, this year’s annual game of “Who Wants to be  a Sikh Millionaire” turned out to be very inspiring for both the participants (the team members) and the audience.

The best part of the whole game was the tremendous effort  that so many of you put into the preparation. Below is just a small sample of the notes. Well done everyone! 20150718_172714-1

 

The questions were not easy and both the teams seemed to know the answers. The boys team won!!  Congratulations!!! The girls team was equally well prepared. The only thing that deterred them from being the first to answer was the response time it took to get to the buzzer. Both teams were absolutely superbe. It was such a pleasant surprise to see that you knew the answers even to the most difficult questions from both the Ten Masters Book and the Gurbani Vichaars. Keep up the enthusiasm – it is infectious!!!

Dhan Guru Nanak!

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Easton Pennsylvania August 2014

Many of you have asked several times for a game like the one we had a couple of years ago at Pennsylvania. Do you recall “Who wants to be a Sikh Millionaire”. You guys were given two short books to read (Guru Gobind Singh Jee and Gurur Arjan Dev Jee). All the questions were based on the material in these books. Sooooo, at the Boston samagam we decided to have another one of these games at the Easton, Pennsylvania Samagam (July 18-20) based on the following readings:

1.     Mata Sundri Jee – A small story of a Brave Kaur , written by Bhai Vir Singh Jee. This is available in both Punjabi and English. I have copies to give out (Atlanta, Portland and Detroit). If I am not there then I will send them with someone. However if you miss out the opportunity to get one the book is also available online. Here is the link: http://www.sikhs.nl/downloads/english/bhai_vir_singh_sundri.pdf

The Sundri DVD is available online at www.SikhDVD.com as well as all leading video stores.

2.     Bauji’s Gurbani Vichaars – Bandhan Chootan Part 1 and 2:

Part 1 is here:

http://7f0f34106303d336df54-ef1bee26fafac824966d142aadca5978.r8.cf1.rackcdn.com/Lekh%2090%20Bhandhan%20Chootan%20Part%201.pdf

and part 2

http://7f0f34106303d336df54-ef1bee26fafac824966d142aadca5978.r8.cf1.rackcdn.com/Lekh%2091%20Bhandhan%20Chootan%20Part%202.pdf

These gurbani vichaars are a priceless treasure! The name BANDAN CHOOTAN is translated as Emancipation from Worldly Entanglements.They are a map or a guide for all of us, to find freedom from things that enslave us. Imagine if we can identify things that hold us captive, whether they are in the form of thoughts or things that we desire. What if we can then learn to oust these slave masters? Is it possible?

I do apologize  for the poor picture quality – we were in a very badly lit area. However the Gurudwara attic was a perfect setting for the game.

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Brave Kaurs

Courageaous Singhs

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THE COURAGEOUS LIONS WON BY ONE POINT!!

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Well done everyone!!!!

What  shall we do next?

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In July,  (2012) at the Easton,PA samagam we played “Who Wants To Be A Sikh Millionnaire”. All the children were given two booke t

o read. One was on Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life, and the other one was on Guru Arjan Dev ji’s life. Those who were not present at the samagam where each book was given were sent the links to the books. This way all who wanted to particpate had a chance tp prepare. The response was amazing. Everyone was excited and read the books. 

On the day of the game, the name of the participants were chosen from a box conatining everyone’s name. We had two teams. The stage was set to replicate the actual TV show. The audience (the remaining children) sat in chairs surronding the two teams. It was evident from the very beginning that everyone was well prepared and even the questions that were meant to be quite hard to recall were answered almost immediately. It was phenomenal!!

We ahd a neck to neck competition and then eventually the winners were declared. You can see them in the pictures wearing their grand prize (sorry – we are still working on the Million dollars!).

Here’s a comment sent in from MD about that day (she was also the one who managed to get some pictures). Thank YOU M!!

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Dhan Guru Nanak pyareos! During Pennsylvania Samagam, all of the kids had the chance to participate in a game called “Who wants to be a Sikh Millionaire?” and learn about our two Gurus, Guru Arjan Dev ji and Guru Arjan Dev ji. All of the kids were not only eager to play the game but also devoted to reading the two stories, based on the life of Guru Arjan Dev ji and Guru Arjan Dev ji, because the questions for the game were based on these two stories. Some kids even studied during simran time! =)

There were two teams of three participants each where each side had the opportunity to answer their given questions within a specific frame time. Both teams for both of the rounds played a well fair game. Each member of the winning team received a “Proud to be a Sikh” t-shirt, which looked amazing on them! =) Not only did we all have a fun time, but also gained valuable knowledge about our Sikh Gurus! Dhan Guru Nanak!

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A HUGE thanks to SS and BM for spending so much time preparing the questions and then working out the mechanics of the game so that everything went flawlessly.

Finally thank you NS and the other helpers (sevadars) who set up the ‘screen’ for us and all the cahirs.

Hopefully we can come with another fun learning game for next year. If you have any ideas , do share.

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