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Welcome to the Guru Nanak Punjabi School Page.  The school is located at the SW Sikh Society of Calgary Gurdwara. Although classes for young adults were started as early as 1969, the school was formed in 1979 with Sardar Sulakhan Singh Chopra as the Principal. The school has been and continues to be run by dedicated volunteers to this day.

The mission of the school is to engage our young children in our culture and provide an atmosphere to learn the base of our language, culture and religion. The school offers two different classes for children, a drop-in Sunday class and a registered Friday evening class.  We also offer Sikh Summer camps for students.  If you are interested in Punjabi classes or Summer Camp for your children, please see the Class section for information and registration forms.  In addition to the children's classes, the School also offers an Adult Santhia class with a focus on reading and understanding Gurbani.  Again, please see the Class section for more details.

The Guru Nanak Punjabi School also recognizes that volunteers are the backbone of our school and we are always looking for engaged, dedicated volunteers.  We offer a number of diverse volunteer opportunities and for those who are interested in volunteering, please visit the Volunteer section for more information.

Finally, the school is run with the help of the Sikh Society of Calgary and your generous contributions. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact the Punjabi School Coordinator and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We would like to thank all families for your kind contributions. We thank you for your interest and welcome your suggestions, feedback and questions which can be emailed to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Guru Nanak Punjabi School

2016 - 2017 Session Class Timings:

Sunday AM Class: September 18th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Friday PM Class: September 23rd, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Langar Booking Calendar

Sunday Program

 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM  Asa Di Vaar

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Dr. Daljit Singh Ji

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Gurbani Kirtan

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM   Katha

Guru Granth Darpan by Prof. Sahib Singh

Guru Nanak Punjabi School Registration

Sunday morning Guru Nanak Punjabi School classes - Registration Required

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   Punjabi & Gurmat Class by Prof. Maninder Singh Ji

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM     Santhia Class by Prof. Maninder Singh Ji. Reading and Understanding Gurbani

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 Dasvandh or Dasaundh, literally means a "tenth part" and refers to the practice among Sikhs of contributing in the name of the Guru one-tenth of their earnings towards the common resources of the community. This is also referred to in Punjabi as "Daan" literally "giving" or "contributing" in charity. This is a Sikh's religious obligation — a religious requirement or duty; a form of seva or humble service which is highly valued in the Sikh system. The concept of dasvandh was implicit in Guru Nanak’s own Gurbani in the line: "ਘਾਲਿ ਖਾਇ ਕਿਛੁ ਹਥਹੁ ਦੇਇ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਾਹੁ ਪਛਾਣਹਿ ਸੇਇ ॥੧॥ One who works for what he eats, and gives some of what he has - O Nanak, he knows the Path (1)" (SGGS p 1245) The idea of sharing and giving is symbolised by the institutions of langar (community kitchen) for the sangat (holy assembly) that the Guru has established.

A Hukamnama refers to a hymn from the Guru Granth Sahib which is given as an order to Sikhs or a historical order given by one of the Guru's of Sikhism.
The Hukamnama also refers to a hymn randomly selected from the Guru Granth Sahib on a daily basis. This is seen as the order of God for that particular day.

Hukamnama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia