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Discussion on May 24th, 2003

Sikh National Center  – A dream for tomorrow

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What the Gurudwara should look like- A shape of our sacred KHANDA

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Easy access of disabled  and elderly. Single Storey 

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Divan for young children and youth members, Bi lingual. 

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Punjabi and Gurmat School. Build an accredited school. Scholarships for youth.

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Teach Gurmat and Teaching of Punjabi culture and values. Cultural and Social marriage – needs Bhangra, Etc

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Recreation center, Good sport facilities.

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Basketball Court, Volley ball court and place to play/practice Gatka – teaching Martial Arts training.  Library. 

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School to have its own Gurudwara hall. Could  also be used for Marriages and other private religious functions. 

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Medical Clinic. 

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A Place to “hang out” together for our youth and elderly. 

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Indoor Auditorium to hold Sikh seminars (for Sikhs and Non Sikhs) and for other meetings, cultural programs. Supported by a place for guests to stay and also could be used for youth camps. Youth Camp and retreat. A Place for meetings – Conference Center. Meeting room. 

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Assisted living facility. Retirement Community. Primary Interest – Elderly Homes, Elderly Center. 

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A place of respite – An Oasis. Garden for peace of mind.  Self study. Meditation Place.

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A Jogging track. To create a place for the ‘world’.  Create Togetherness. 

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Visitor Center Could also serve as Sikh museum and give a place for our elderly retired Sikhs to volunteer in it and a place for then to get together daily. A place for meeting and interaction for youth and seniors. An all day place 24/7/365. Public Relations – Museum. 

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An Electronic Message Board. Sign to spread Sikhism. Run by visitor center. 

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Funeral Home – CREMATORIUM. 

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TV program  sponsored by the SNC. 

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Bank run by the Sikhs (separate entity) Institutions to help our people. 

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Social And personal challenges.

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Unity and integrate with mainstream.

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Place for children during service- baby sitting etc. 

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How do we provide for understanding of the serious challenges that the individuals face.

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Create a place of institutions and sustain the existing house of worship.

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We should “WALK THE TALK”.

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Propagate an understanding.

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Create New Organization for Youth, Elderly, and Support of our Community.

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Seek to understand each other.

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Social and Emotional support.

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Intermarriage – A challenge.

                                   --Many common issues create the common purpose

                                   --Need to talk about.

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A “Once in a lifetime” opportunity.

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Goal is to learn about “Sikhi.”

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A feeling that “This is my house.”

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I will receive help when I go there, and help is available to ALL.

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Partnership must be strengthened provide for HAQ (hk) 

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Resolve the alienation of our youth.

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A Granthi who can explain and teach.

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Center of Excellence and Attraction for all ages.

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To bring Nutritional Change. Less sugar and Ghee

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Dreams for themes.

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Awareness programs of Sikhism.

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Introduction to other communities.

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Project meaning of Shabad.

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Remove titles.

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“THE BEST RELIGION IN THE WORLD!”   How do we tell everyone.

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All the needs from birth to death.

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Learning different levels.

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Consensus Development.

Discussion on July 12th, 2003

Components of the center

Create a restful/peaceful environment 

Religion

Sikh – Sishta – Education

 

-Youth

-Adults

-Recreation

-Seniors

-Counseling 

1) A Gurudwara 

2) A School (an education center)

            -for activities

            -for youth

            -for adults

            -for seniors 

3) Information / Visitor Center 

4) Media Center

            -for religious programs

            -for social programs

            -for cultural

            -Org. of volunteer programs 

5) Senior Center (A purpose to live)

            -Day care

            -Residential

            -Activity Center

            -Vegetable Garden, Hobby/ Crafts Room 

6) Women Center

            -Social Programs

            - Financial/ Sexual Abuse

            - Battered (no residential facility)

            -Classes

            -Health/ Children Issues


7) Socialization Center (could be)

            -A Discussion Place

            -A cultural center (Gatka, Giddha, Bhangra)

            -An auditorium           

8) Marriage Hall (NO LIQUOR) 

9) Libraries

            -As Part of Educational Complex

            -Museum-Part of library 

10) Funeral Home (Crematorium)

            -NOT ON THIS SITE 

11) Health Center

            -Gym

            - Track/walkway

            -Medical Clinic 

12) Guest rooms 

13) Legal Center 

14) Gurudwara

            -Langar Hall

            -Nishan Sahib 

15) Granthi’s Residence(s) 

16) Administrative Offices (part of Gurudwara)           

Admin Building

-Legal Center

-Women Center

-Senior Center

-Meeting Room

-Youth Center

-Medical Clinic

-Maintenance Facilities 

Conference Center

-Auditorium

-Info Center

-Media Center

-Library 

Parking

Gardens/ Fountains

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