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ACADEMY OF SIKH RELIGION & CULTURE



Regular Activites

Regular Activities of the Academy


Academy remains active throughout the year with its own activities in addition to the facilities provided to public and sister institutions in the campus.

Weekly Lectures

A Weekly Lecuture is held on every Saturday evening on some aspect of Gurmat or Science or Health by an eminent scholar. Gurbani Keertanwith explanations is done on every first Saturday of the month. Entry is free for the public. This weekly feature is being held for many decades now and is popular among senior citizens.

 

Focus of Current Activities

Historically Academy had been holding annual KeertanDarbar, Special Annual Lecture and has been honouring distinguished Kirtanias.

Recently Academy has focussed its regular activities to concentrate on young children in schools and colleges to enliven in them the knowledge, pride and flowering of our religion and culture.

Following annual programmes and activities carry out these objectives.

Scholarships to school students are awarded on the basis of their merit, performance in sports and co-curricular activities and most of all on their belief and practice of high Sikh religious and cultural values. Approximately 30-40 scholarships of the value of Rs.500 per quater are awarded by a Special Committee drawn from the members of the Executive  Council . Procedure adopeted is to examine the reports furnished by the schools and personaly interview each candidate intensively.Special Scholarships, double the standard value are given to few outstanding students.

Summer Camp for school students (Vth to Xth Class) is held for 8-10 days, each year in early June wherein 2-3 hours of intensive training in human values, education and Sikh History, Gurbani and Gursikh living is imparted to 50-70 students hailing from various  schools in Patiala on voluntary basis. Sports facilities and practices precede each day's activities. No fees are charged. Special practical classes are held to train the willing students in correct Gurbani and Nitnem Pathh; to get the training for Keertanon harmonium and tabla.  Prizes are given in the form of books on Sikh Religion, Sikh History, Sikh Culture and Health and Basic Values of life. Eminent professors & practitioners from all walks of life meet & address the students. Practical sessions and Gurmat films are the hallmark of the annual Camp.

Several prizes are awarded at the end, on the basis of perfomance during the Camp to :

Best Campers

Best in Attendance and Attention

Best In asking questions and quaries.

Best in Quiz

Best Trainee in Kirtan

Best Trainee in Gurbani Recitation.

Best in Physical Activities and Sports

These prizes are awarded seperately for boys and girls except in Quiz where it is open competition.

Ball Kavi Darbar is held wherein students from various schools recite poems on Sikh history , Culture, Sikh values and social issues. Poems can be in any language like Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu. Prizes to best four students are awarded. Judges are poets and eminent personalities.

Gurbani Keertanis encouraged by the Academy by organising two competitions in a year, one for the junior students of the schools, one for the senior students of the schools, by inviting students from institutions in and around Patiala. Keertanhas to be in a particular Raag and Gurbani  Hymns. The paricular Raags are notified earlier in the Annual Calender of Gurmat Activities as well as in the letters inviting enteries in these programmes. These are very popular among schools. Prizes are awarded on the basis of judgment by the committees of renowned serving or retired music lecturers/performres. Four prizes .are awarded in each category of group competition and individual competition.

Gurmat Vikhyan Competition is held where students speak on various topics in Sikh history Culture and Sikh practices. Prizes to best four students are awarded. Judges are eminent personalities.

Gurbani Recitation or GURU GRANTH SAHIB DA SHUDH PATHH from Sri Guru Granth Sahib is encouraged by organising an annual competition of the Pathh of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Prizes are awarded by a committee of Gurbani & Gurmat scholars and practitioners who give weightage for correct & clear pronunciation, devotion and understanding of the message of Gurbani, Prizes to best four students are awarded. Judges are poets and eminent personalities.

Gurmat Quiz Competition is organised to test the knowledge and practice of Sikh history, Culture. Gurbani & Gurmat Rehat Maryada. Syllabus is notified weeks ahead and competition is held in the open. Students randomly select envelops that contain the questions from the notified syllabus and answer these questions whose answers have already been prepared by an expert committee. Prizes are awarded on the basis of summation of marks given after a number of rounds to ensure equal opportunity for each student by the Quiz Master. General Secretary of the academy has been acting as quize Master for the last twenty years.

Eassay Writing Competition is held by giving on-the-spot topics to participating students from already circulated portions of Sikh History and Gurmat. It is meant to test not only the knowledge and comprehension of Sikh history and culture but also the ability to express it in writing. Students from various schools in & around Patiala are invited. Several prizes are awarded after examining the answers by an expert in the field.

The above competitions are held at different times of the year to ensure that students and schools can participate in any or all of these activities and thus they add a new dimension to their education in the academic year in their own insitutions. Prizes awarded in various activities for the year 2014-15 are being displayed below :
Prizes awarded in various activities for the year 2014-15
Prize Winners : Summer Camp 02-06-2014 to 10-06-2014

No of Participants : 100 Students.

Sr No. Events Boys / Girls Name of Student Class Name Of School
a Best In Sports Sikhlayee Boy Gurmukh Singh +1 Govt. Sr. Sec. School Seona
Girl Prabhleen Kaur +1 Govt. M.P. Girls Sr. Sec. School Model Town
b Best in Sangti Pathh Boy Sarbhjot Singh +1 Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School Civil Line
Girl Mandeep Kaur 8th Mother Taresa Public High School
c Best In Gurbani Path Sikhlayee Boy Amrit Pal Singh 10th Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School Civil Line
Girl Harpreet Kaur +2 Govt. M.P. Girls Sr. Sec. School Model Town
d Best In Attendence and Attention Boy Sarabhjot Singh 7th Modern Sr. sec. School Dukhnivaran Road
Girl Preeti Mandal Kaur 5th Sri Dashmesh Public School
e Best In Questions and queries Boy JapanJot Singh 8th Sri Dashmesh Public School
Girl Arshpreet  Kaur 6th Mother Taresa Public High School
f Best In Keertan Sikhlayee Boy Dilpreet  Singh 9th Mother Taresa Public High School
Girl Gurman  Kaur 6th Delhi International School
g Special Quize Competition First Harshdeep Singh 9th Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School Civil Line
Second Maruf Ahmed 8th B.N Khalsa Sr. Sec. School Mall Road
Third Parminder Pal Singh 10th B.N Khalsa Sr. Sec. School Mall Road
Forth Bakhashpreet Singh 10th Sri Dashmesh Public School
h Over All General Prize Boy Harsubeg  Singh 4th Sri Dashmesh Public School
Girl Mandeep   Kaur 8th Mother Taresa Public School
Prize Winners : Bal Kavi Darbar  16-07-2014

No of Participants : 12 Students.

Position Name of Student Class Name Of School
First Akashdeep  Singh 8th Govt. Girls M.P School, Model Town, Patiala
Second Ashmit Kaur 8th Budha Dal Public School, Patiala
Third Renu Bala +1 B.N Khalsa Sr. Sec. School Sirhind  Road, Patiala
Forth Surinder Kumar +1 Govt. Sr. Sec. School Seona
Prize Winners : Gurbani Keertan (Junior Students) 23-07-2014
Groupwise Category

No of Participants : 47 Students.

Position School Name
First Bhupindra International School, Patiala
Second Akal Academy Reeth Kheri
Third Greenwell Academy
Forth Shri Dashmesh Public School
Individual Category

No of Participants : 47 Students.

Position Name of Student Class Name Of School
First Virpratap  Singh 5th Sri Dashmesh Public Sr. Sec School
Second Amarjot Singh 7th Dhudial Khalsa Sr. Sec. School, Patiala
Prize Winners : Gurbani Keertan (Senior Students) 06-08-2014
Groupwise Category

No of Participants : 61 Students.

Position School Name
First Akal Academy Balbera  Patiala
Second Guru Nanak Foundation
Third Gursikh Academy Bahadurgarh
Forth Akal Academy Reeth Kheri
Individual Category

No of Participants : 5 Students.

Position Name of Student Class Name Of School
First Narinder Kaur +2 Akal Academy Reeth Kheri, Patiala
Second Jaspreet KAur +2 Guru Nanak Foundation School Patiala
Third Gurdit Singh 10th B.N Khalsa Sr. Sec. School Sirhind  Road, Patiala
Forth Haramandeep Singh 10th Greenwell Public School, Raghu Majra, Patiala
Prize Winners : Gurmat Vikhyan Competition 22-08-2015

No of Participants : 22 Students.

Position Team of Student Class Name Of School
First Jagdeep Kaur +2 Gursikh Academy Bahadurgarh
Second Gurwinvder Singh +2 Govt Multi Purpose Sr. Sec. School, Patiala
Third Akwinder Singh 7th Gursikh Academy Bahadurgarh
Forth Harpreet Singh 10th Govt Multi Purpose Sr. Sec. School, Patiala
Prize Winners : Guru Granth SahibJi Da Shudh Paath 10-09-2014

No of Participants : 22 Students.

Position Name of Student Class Name Of School
First Lovedeep Singh +2 Govt. Sr. Sec. School Seona
Second Jaspreet Singh 10th Guru Nanak Foundation Public School Patiala
Third Nishan Singh +1 Govt Multi Purpose Sr. Sec.  School, Patiala
Forth Manjeet Singh 10th Guru Nanak Foundation Public School Patiala
Prize Winners : Gurmat Quiz 10-10-2014

No of Participants : 23 Students.

Position Team of Student Class Name Of School
First Jaspreet Kaur   Guru Nanak Foundation Public School Patiala
Second Jaspreet SingKAmalpreet Singh
Varinder Singh
+1
+1
Akal Academy Balbera
Third Surinder Kaur
Gagandeep Singh
9th
9th
Guru Teg Bahadar Model School, Guruduara Complex,
Model Town , Patiala.
Forth Jashanpreet  Singh
Harmanpreet Singh
9th
9th
Tudhial Khalsa Sr. Sec. School, Patiala
Prize Winners : Gurmat Essay 30-11-2014
Group A (8th to 10th)

No of Participants : 99 Students.

Position Name of Student Class Name Of School
First Harmandeep Singh 10th Sunflower Model High School Tripuri, Patiala
Second Lovepreet Singh 8th Shri Dashmesh Public School, Dhillon Marg, Patiala
Third Taranbir Singh 9th Akal Academy Reeth Kheri, Patiala
Forth Manjot Singh 9th Shri Dashmesh Public School, Dhillon Marg, Patiala
Group B (5th to 7th)

No of Participants : 69 Students.

Position Name of Student Class Name Of School
First Gurpreet Kaur 6th Shri Dashmesh Public School, Dhillon Marg, Patiala
Second Harmanpreet Singh 7th Springdales Public School , Patiala
Third Balwant Kaur 6th Shri Dashmesh Public School, Dhillon Marg, Patiala
Forth Jaspreet Kaur 7th Sunflower Model School Tripuri, Patiala
 
A calender of the Gurmat activities is circulated at the start of the academic year of the schools . The Calender of Gurmat Activities 2015 is given below :
Calendar Of Gurmat Activities 2015

1 Weekly Lectures Open for all students & adults All Saturday Evenings (Includes First Saturday of every month Shabad Keertan & Shahbad Vichar by Dr. Ardaman Singh M.D.)
2 Interview Date for Merit Scholarship for School Student 26 April 2015
Sunday
9.00 A.M To 2.00 P.M
3 Special Tution subsidy at Secondary Level (Medical Education & Engeneering Education Entrance Test) 2 May 2015 Saturday 10.30 A.M
4 Summer Camp For School Students Prizes in Quiz,Sports,Gurbani Path,Gurbani Keertanand General prizes 2 nd June Tuesday to
10 June 2015 Wednesday
9.30 A.M to
12.00 noon
5 Ball Kavi Darbar (Prize for First Places) 15 July 2015
Wednesday
9.00 A.M
6 Gurbani Keertan, (Prize for First Four Places) upto 7th class Ragh Todi 24 July 2015
Friday
9.00 A.M
7 Gurbani Keertan Senior School Students Class 8th to 12th (Prize for First Four Places)Raag Gauri 7th Aug.Wed 9.00 A.M
8 Gurmat Vikhyan Competition Prizes for First Four Places 21 Aug 2015
Friday
9.00 A.M
9 Guru Granth Sahib Da Shudh Paath Prizes for First Four Places 11  Sep.2015
Friday
9.00 A.M
10 Gurmat Quiz School Level Prizes for First Four Places 16 Oct 2015
Friday
9.00 A.M
11 Gurmat Essay (Junior/Senior School Students) Prizes for First Four Places 15 Nov 2015
Sunday
10.00 A.m

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