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    A Day in the Life of A Bhujangi

    Dear Momma, I am writing from the Bhujangi Youth Academy.  Days start early here.  Bali Bhaaji comes and wakes us up at 6am.  It’s a lot earlier than I usually wake up and to be honest sometimes I just want to sleep in.
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    Announcing Joti Kaur - Community Organizer

    Waheguru Ji Ka KhalsaWaheguru Ji Ke Fateh Dear Jakara Movement Community and Sevadar/nis, I am humbled and very excited to join the ranks of the Jakara Movement as a staff member serving as the next Northern California Community Organizer. To share a little bit about myself, I was born and raised in Fresno, California and it was there when I first learned about the Jakara Movement in 2005 while witnessing a kids camp centered around the theme of Creating Kartarpur. Although I did not volunteer at the camp I was awestruck and inspired by the teachings of Sikhi and by the confidence of the volunteers. Never would I have guessed that in 2010 after being discharged from the Marines I too would be a part of this same movement.
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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 04:30 PM · 6 rsvps
    The Landmark in Los Angeles, CA

    SoCal Movie and some Cha


    We will be watching the newly released movie, Learning to Drive at The Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles. 

    Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.

    Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.​

    Check out the trailer:

    After the movie, we will be heading over to the local Starbucks to hang out, discuss the movie, drink some chaa and learn more about Southern California's upcoming events!

    Please invite friends and family to any of the events - if there's something not on here and you wish there was, just call me or email me and let's make it happen! Feel to reach out to us for anything!

    ***Please note the movie is Rated R [under 17 are only allowed with a parent]

    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 09:00 AM · 8 rsvps
    Paaras Youth Center in Fresno, CA

    SAT Prep Course 2015

    This is an open invitation for any and all high school students interested in attending a University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), or private university.  The Paaras Sikh Youth will be offering a SAT preparation course for the November 7th SAT Exam

    SAT.jpegThe Paaras Youth Center is conducting its annual SAT prep course, which offers: practice exams, personalized assignments, test-taking strategies, and individualized reports. 

    The Course will start September 12th, and will be held every Saturday from 9-4pm until the 31st of October. 

    The class is limited to the first 15 people and 9 spots have already been filled.  ACT TODAY!  Classes are $250 for new students, and we offer as special rate of $100 for Paaras Youth Center members (BOOKS ARE INCLUDED!). Click here if you are interested and we will give you a call back.
    Whether it's your first time or you've been coming for a long time, join us at the Paaras Youth Center - just come for a visit and bring your kids.  We are here for you.  To serve (seva) and to love (simran) with our community (sangat), this is our duty (dharam) at Paaras Youth Center.  Join us!


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