Paath Symposium


In an effort to encourage our youth to memorize the Nitnem Banis and support our community in reciting Paath together in their families, the Palatine Gurdwara will begin holding a bi-annual (twice a year) Paath Symposium.

Each year youth from the community will be invited to participate in a unique challenge to recite from memory a Nitnem Bani they have been learning. Participation is open to any child from birth to age 18. It is important that parents help their children at home learn the Nitnem banis in preparation for the Symposium. Each child who participates and demonstrates their proficiency will then be recognized by the Sangat.

Each Bani a child decides to recite will be broken up into levels to accommodate younger children who are putting an effort to learning Paath. As each child starts at whatever level fits their ability, it is encouraged to advance through each Bani as each successive symposium occurs.

Jap Ji Sahib – 5 levels
Level 1 – Mool Mantar
Level 2 – Mool Mantar to completion of 5th Pauri
Level 3 – Mool Mantar to completion of 15th Pauri
Level 4 – Mool Mantar to completion of 25th Pauri
Level 5 – Complete Bani

Jaap Sahib – 4 levels
Level 1 – First 50 Pauris
Level 2 – First 100 Pauris
Level 3 – First 150 Pauris
Level 4 – Complete Bani

Tva Parsaad Svayaee – 1 level

Chaupaee Sahib – 1 level

Anand Sahib – 5 levels
Level 1 – Completion of first 5 Pauris
Level 2 – Completion of first 10 Pauris
Level 3 – Completion of first 20 Pauris
Level 4 – Completion of first 30 Pauris
Level 5 – Complete Bani

So Dar Rehraas Sahib – 2 levels
Level 1 – So Dar up to Beynti Chaupai
Level 2 – Complete Bani

Sohila Paath – 1 level

Ardaas – 1 level

It is important to note this is not a competition or a contest between children. It is an opportunity for every child to challenge themselves to advance according to their own effort. We hope with the start of this endeavor our children will begin to learn Nitnem which forms the basis of the daily discipline of a Sikh and be empowered to recite their Nitnem with confidence. Moreover, we hope our Sikh families learn and grow to do Paath together and strengthen their connection to Sikhi and the Guru.

The Symposium will be held at Palatine Gurdwara on Sunday March 4th, 2018 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CST.
Updates regarding the symposium will be sent periodically as symposium approaches. Please fill out this form if you wish for your child to participate

For Details please contact 

Madhu Kaur (205) 821-8680
Harpreet Kaur (630) 217-0863
Navneet Kaur (312)371-5987
Sagina Kaur (312)206-0639


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