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Dec 14, 2011
1st Poh (Samvat 543 Nanakshahi)
Community Update
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Celebrating Tradition & History
West Coast Sikhi Camp (Dec 28 - Dec 31, 2011)
&
Dallas Gurmat Camp in Texas (Dec 26 - Dec 31, 2011)
9th December, Fresno, California: In the spirit of preserving tradition, history, customs and values camps provide a platform to experience Sikhi. In every nation, the youth are its future. These camps are in the spirit to transform the youth into informed and vibrant members of society . Topics related to civic, educational and personal development programs will gear them to learn how to become contributing members towards the UN millenium goals. The workshops on tradition and history will train the youth to act responsibly in their roles in life guided by the concept of Miri-Piri (spiritual and temporal), as established by the 6th Guru, Guru Hargobind Saheb. This concept established that, the Sikh Nation is for ever free for times to come and owes its allegiance to one God (Akaal Purakh). It will train them to stand for the protection of human-rights and justice for all, provide humanitarian aid to the needy, and provide empowerment through education to all. These camps provide a unique environment that promotes friendship, leadership, and community. UNITED SIKHS recommends these camps for the youth.

More information about each camp is below:

West Coast Sikhi Camp (December 28 - Dec 31, 2011)

This has become one of the best Sikh camping experiences in the country. Conducted in the Central Valley of California this camp is open for youth aged 13 and above.

More information can be found at : http://wcsikhicamp.com/ and is also appended below.

Details:

When: Wednesday December 28th to Saturday December 31st, 2011
Where: Central Valley of California
Target Age Group: 13+
Camp Fees: $55 per camper. Late fees will be required for on-spot registrations made on December 28th. If for any reason you cannot afford to pay the camp fees, please contact the Organizers. No one will be turned away if they cannot afford to pay the fees.
Keynote Speaker
Bhai Manvir Singh of UK, a well known Sikh speaker. He brings experience of talking to Sikh and non-Sikh audiences on various aspects of Sikhism in Europe and North America.

For more information about WCSC, please visit WCSC's website or facebook page. WCSC can also be contacted by phone at: 559-933-SIKHS.

Gurdwara Singh Sabha of North Texas with the assistance of the sangat and Sikh organizations has undertaken a beautiful and much needed venture.

Dallas Gurmat Camp 2011

Dallas Gurmat Camp 2011 will be held from Dec 26 - 31st for children 7 - 21.

This will be the first Gurmat Camp in the North Texas region that will be held outside of a Gurdwara. It will be held in the beautiful state of the art Collin County Adventure facility in Anna, TX, which is north of Dallas. As children are the future of our community, we wish and aspire that many children from all over will choose to partake and hence benefit.

In the camp the Sikh youth will take part in various activities consisting of archery, boating, a challenge course, rock climbing, a BB Gun range as well as holding a campfire.

They will also be immersed with Gurmat and Sikh History classes, Gatka classes, Case Study workshops, as well as Audio/Video presentations. Empowerment classes along with knowledge of different disciplines will be disseminated. Kirtan and tabla classes will also be taught and held on the premise. Ensuring that while our children gain principles and practices of the Sikh faith, they also are able to build thier character and friendship. Experienced and renowned teachers and professionals from California, Ilinois, Washington D.C. and Texas will be taking part.

The theme of the camp will be Sahibzadey. An in depth look will be taken and discussions will take place around why they decided to do what they did, how they were groomed to make such decisions in the face of tremendous adversity, the principles they held dear and how we can utilize thier sacrifice and implement it into our lives.

It will be an enjoyable and unforgettable experience for our youth which will propel them into understanding their faith and its principles.

Date : Dec 26 - Dec 31
Age : 7-21
Fee : $210

For more information, visit www.gurdwararichardson.org or call 972-235-3388 or email gssofnt@gmail.com.


Issued by Manvinder Singh
Director | Legal Advocate UNITED SIKHS
Phone: 559-933-SIKHS
www.unitedsikhs.org
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