All-California Sikh Students Association Float at Yuba City Nagar Kirtan

float.jpgAlthough the title of the post sort of says it all, as I believe it is a worthwhile effort, I do want to highlight here. (In full transparency, a few members of The Langar Hall are helping to support this initiative). As the 29th annual Yuba City Nagar Kirtan soon approaches, it is great that so many Californian Sikh Students Associations (SSAs) are coming together to work with one another. I am told that this is a first effort in greater coordination and institutionalization that will be implemented in the following years.

If your SSA is currently not on the list, find out why and place some pressure on your committee members to join the rest in this unified effort. If your school does not have an SSA, join the efforts of these Sikh students and start working to create one at your university.

Below I am enclosing the ‘invitation’ of the united All-California Sikh Students Association group. Contact information is located there as well as on their facebook website. For more uptodate information, also check-out the Sacramento State SSA website.

Some info on the Yuba City Nagar Kirtan:

DATE: Sunday November 2, 2008
TIME: 7am-5pm
LOCATION: Tierra Buena Gurdwara Sahib
CITY: Yuba City, CA

Dear Current SSA members, Alumni, and Well-wishers,

This email is a cordial invitation to participate with the first all-California Sikh Students Association (SSA) float to be showcased at the 29th annual Nagar Kirtan (Sikh Parade) at Yuba City (November 2, 2008). In our efforts to better institutionalize and aid the SSAs, we are hoping to make this an annual event. The float will be used to bring Sikh youth together, display our Sikh youth unity, and provide a forum for greater interaction with the general community.

While in the future we hope to add, workshops and specific student-oriented functions for this weekend, this year we are committed to organize a unified float. A number of schools have already agreed to participate and we hope that your school will join the list represented on the banner for the float as well.

This invitation is three-fold. We are seeking your support; we are seeking your participation in building the float; we are seeking your participation to march behind the float. If you can help in any of these capacities, please join us. This goes out to all current SSA members, all former SSA members and alumni, and any well-wishers that are interested in a united front of the Sikh youth. If you can help build the float, please send an email (Ikagar Singh / ikagars [at] g mail . com). If you are traveling from out of town and need accommodations please contact Ashveer Singh (ashveerps [at] g mail . com) Otherwise hope to see you marching with us at Yuba City!

***The color scheme we will be using is blue and white. T-shirts will be sold on-site for $5 each (at cost, not for profit). For girls who will be wearing suits, please try to wear blue and white***

Please distribute widely!
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CONFIRMED SSAs!
CSU Chico
CSU Fresno
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Jose
CSU Stanislaus
Stanford University
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
University of Southern California

Today Yuba City! Tomorrow Anandpur Sahib!


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16 Responses to “All-California Sikh Students Association Float at Yuba City Nagar Kirtan”

  1. Kamal says:

    Can't wait to help, this is a great idea, also cannot wait to see all the SSA's united.

  2. Kamal says:

    Can’t wait to help, this is a great idea, also cannot wait to see all the SSA’s united.

  3. Kamal says:

    Can’t wait to help, this is a great idea, also cannot wait to see all the SSA’s united.

  4. VKaur says:

    I think I heard the UC Berkeley SSA is not joining this collaboration and doing their own float?

  5. VKaur says:

    I think I heard the UC Berkeley SSA is not joining this collaboration and doing their own float?

  6. VKaur says:

    I think I heard the UC Berkeley SSA is not joining this collaboration and doing their own float?

  7. Kamal says:

    Well, that just means Berkeley is missing out on something that could change what SSA is all about in the future. Sad, very SAD!!!!!!!

  8. Kamal says:

    Well, that just means Berkeley is missing out on something that could change what SSA is all about in the future. Sad, very SAD!!!!!!!

  9. Kamal says:

    Well, that just means Berkeley is missing out on something that could change what SSA is all about in the future. Sad, very SAD!!!!!!!

  10. Ashveer says:

    Yep its true, the UC Berkeley SSA will not be joining the rest of the SSAs this year and will continue to do their own float.

  11. Ashveer says:

    Yep its true, the UC Berkeley SSA will not be joining the rest of the SSAs this year and will continue to do their own float.

  12. Ashveer says:

    Yep its true, the UC Berkeley SSA will not be joining the rest of the SSAs this year and will continue to do their own float.

  13. Kamal says:

    Well, how did it go?

  14. Kamal says:

    Well, how did it go?

  15. Kamal says:

    Well, how did it go?

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