New Competition – Soccer Shootout!
Northridge, California – Once again, the students of USMF stole the night with their spectacular performances. On April 24th, 2012 USMF hosted their 4th annual Talent Show. While we all know how amazingly talented these students are when it comes to kirtan and bhangra, Saturday night, they were given the chance to show off their other […]
Sylmar, California- After many years of volunteering, the Ujjaldidar Singh Memorial Foundation is back at it once again with a trip to the Sylmar Homeless Shelter, featuring USMF’s very own students providing entertainment for the less-fortunate! Volunteering at the homeless shelter gives us, as Sikhs, an opportunity to give back to a community that is […]
On April 30th, 2011 USMF hosted their 3rd annual Talent Show. The turn out was magnificent and the students of our school showed their talent through various skits in Punjabi, songs, bhangra performances, sports demonstrations and much more. This gave the kids an occasion to showcase everything they have learned throughout the year and other […]
New Competition – Soccer Shootout!
Northridge, California – Once again, the students of USMF stole the night with their spectacular performances. On April 24th, 2012 USMF hosted their 4th annual Talent Show. While we all know how amazingly talented these students are when it comes to kirtan and bhangra, Saturday night, they were given the chance to show off their other talents. From a cappella singing to violinists to Bollywood dancers, the audience was kept constantly entertained. Even our three year old singer sounded absolutely amazing, as did everyone else. And of course, who could pass up the chance to see our very own Bhangra teams perform?
For weeks the children have been putting their best efforts into practices and rehearsals, aiming for the best performance possible at the talent show. And every one of them definitely succeeded. Everyone present was of the same opinion; the show was a spectacular event. Not only were all the students able to show off their remarkable talents, it was also another fantastic opportunity for everyone to get together and appreciate everything that these children have achieved. Can’t wait for next year’s show!
Avneet Khurana, Copyright © 2012
For the past few years, many teens and sevadars have been going to the LA Marathon to volunteer and hand out water to the participating runners. This year we had more than 3 stations setup throughout the 26 mile route which starts at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica. It was a great opportunity for the LA Sikh Sangat to make a presence and interact with many other volunteers and runners.
For the past few years young adults from Ujjaldidar Singh Memorial Foundation have been getting together and volunteering at the Sylmar Homeless Shelter. It’s a great opportunity to help out the local community and families in need by interacting and getting to know the struggles that these men, women and children face everyday.
This particular shelter is only open during the winter. In the past we have volunteered about 5 times per year by making and serving hot meals to more than 100 homeless men, women and children during the tough winter season.
We’ve received great support and sponsors in the past and since the shelter is closing at the end of winter, USMF kids prepared and handed out bags containing snacks and toiletries along with performing Bhangra and singing for them. The entire shelter was ecstatic and it brought smiles to everyones faces. We wanted to give the homeless something to raise their hopes and we definitely did!