Yuba City Nagar Kirtan and the Sikh Students Collaborative

jak4.jpgThis past weekend was the 30th Annual Yuba City Nagar Kirtan (sometimes called the Sikh Parade). Thousands from all over California and beyond gathered for the weekend, doubling the population of sleepy Yuba City.

An estimated 75,000 people filled Tierra Buena and Butte House roads before the beginning of the parade, one of the largest annual gatherings of Sikhs anywhere outside Asia.[link]

We had mentioned before the float built by the Sikh Students Collaborative. The Appeal Democrat, Yuba Citys own newspaper, made special note of the float that seemed to have attracted plenty of conversation and provided fruits for conversation:

More floats followed, from businesses, school ethnic clubs and charities such as the American Red Cross’ local chapter. Some floats had a political message, such as one from a group of Sikh college students that warned of oppression against Sikhs in their native India.

Two men stood on the float with their heads positioned inside nooses, while words read, “A community will never forget.”[link]

Along with the float, the first annual Yuba City Youth Lecture and Discussion was conducted. Overall the weekend was a great success and too many of us are still exhausted. Special thanks to ALL those SSAs that lent their support and especially ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS that were out until 2am working on the float. Leave your comments or thoughts. Below the link, see some pictures from the float.

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Remembering our Shaheeds – Sardar Beant Singh and the wedding with the Timeless of Shaheed Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh.

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Re-enactment of scenes from the 3rd Ghallughara of the Sikhs (June 1984).

A Nation Never Forgets: Remember 1984.

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13 Responses to “Yuba City Nagar Kirtan and the Sikh Students Collaborative”

  1. Sanehwal says:

    It is awe-inspiring to see Sikh youth (actually college-aged) take such an active role in shaking the community out of their slumber when it comes to the events of 1984.

  2. Sanehwal says:

    It is awe-inspiring to see Sikh youth (actually college-aged) take such an active role in shaking the community out of their slumber when it comes to the events of 1984.

  3. Komal Johal says:

    The River Valley Red Cross club is proud to say that this year's Nagarkirtan was a great success. People donated and were very welcoming to us. Our club has all Sikh Girl officers and we have been told that our community is very proud of us from one of the Members of the Yuba City Gurudawara committee, we are very thankful to Tajinder Dosangh for this complement. His enougagement along with the invaluable patience of our wonderful Three River Chapter CEO Martha Griese has helped make particiaption in the Yc Nagarkirtan possible.

  4. Komal Johal says:

    The River Valley Red Cross club is proud to say that this year's Nagarkirtan was a great success. People donated and were very welcoming to us. Our club has all Sikh Girl officers and we have been told that our community is very proud of us from one of the Members of the Yuba City Gurudawara committee, we are very thankful to Tajinder Dosangh for this complement. His enougagement along with the invaluable patience of our wonderful Three River Chapter CEO Martha Griese has helped make particiaption in the Yc Nagarkirtan possible.

  5. Komal Johal says:

    Also at this time i would like to thank Red Cross Board member Tejinder Mann and his tv station Punjabi Waves for allowing us advertise our participation in the Parade. Our amazing Adult Volunteers Rob Jones, Sue Davey and Red cross drivers Rojer Hollis and Mike Hardesty helped make our day worthwhile and pain free(except sore feet). I don't want to forget our student volunteers who walked the parade route on sunday and then somehow managed to go to school the next day. It never will cease to amaze me the amount of dedication our volunteers show to this wonderful organization. As long and as tiring as the Nagarkirtan was never once did the similes stop from our volunteers. All of our pictures exemplfy the positive and dedicated attiude of our volunteers, both students and adults.
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2030603&amp
    Thank You,
    Komal Johal, Red Cross Publicity Officer

  6. Komal Johal says:

    Also at this time i would like to thank Red Cross Board member Tejinder Mann and his tv station Punjabi Waves for allowing us advertise our participation in the Parade. Our amazing Adult Volunteers Rob Jones, Sue Davey and Red cross drivers Rojer Hollis and Mike Hardesty helped make our day worthwhile and pain free(except sore feet). I don't want to forget our student volunteers who walked the parade route on sunday and then somehow managed to go to school the next day. It never will cease to amaze me the amount of dedication our volunteers show to this wonderful organization. As long and as tiring as the Nagarkirtan was never once did the similes stop from our volunteers. All of our pictures exemplfy the positive and dedicated attiude of our volunteers, both students and adults.
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2030603&amp
    Thank You,
    Komal Johal, Red Cross Publicity Officer

  7. Manpreet Singh says:

    Wow, the pic which I clicked is here :). Good job guys. We all are proud of you.
    Stay in Chardi Kala

  8. Manpreet Singh says:

    Wow, the pic which I clicked is here :). Good job guys. We all are proud of you.
    Stay in Chardi Kala

  9. Komal Johal says:

    Thank you. The encouragement that you give to us is immensley valuable and appreciated. It drives us even harder to succeed and make you proud once more.
    Sincerely,
    Komal Johal, Red Cross Publicity Officer

  10. Komal Johal says:

    Thank you. The encouragement that you give to us is immensley valuable and appreciated. It drives us even harder to succeed and make you proud once more.
    Sincerely,
    Komal Johal, Red Cross Publicity Officer

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