Celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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To celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday, the gatka squad participated in the local Nagar Kirtan, travelling from Guru Ki Wadali Gurdwara to Chheharta Sahib Gurdwara. Both Gurdwaras are within two kilometres of Miri Piri Academy. It was a high spirited and fun event. At the end of the Nagar …

Getting to Know Our Newest Teachers

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We’ve had three new academic teachers join us this year at MPA, Chandni Sood, Harjit Kaur and Siri Parmeshar Singh. Here’s a little bit about each of them:  Chandni Sood: Combined Science, Biology Masters in Chemistry from Khalsa College, Bachelors of Education  Prior to coming to MPA: taught at Ryan …

Better Late than Never

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The first sports competition of the year was the Frisbee Competition, but unfortunately somehow in the rush of all the October events, our blog post about it did not get published. Better late than never right? Blue, Gold, Silver and White each brought their spirit and athleticism to this competition. …

General Knowledge Bowl 2017

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The General Knowledge Bowl was held this weekend. In this jeopardy-inspired competition, the houses compete to see which house can earn the most points answering questions from a range of categories such as sports, logic, life sciences, maths, and of course MPA trivia.  The competition had five rounds. In rounds …

Happy Diwali and Bandhi Chhor Divas

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Happy Diwali and Bandhi Chhor Divas! We had a wonderful celebration on Wednesday for Diwali and Bandhi Chhor Divas and the festivities are continuing throughout this four day weekend with fireworks going off in all directions as I write.  We started our day bright and early with our second day …

40 Day Seva Has Begun!

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We kicked off our annual 40 Day Seva this morning at the Golden Temple. The 40 Day Seva is a special time of year for the school where we go to the Golden Temple at 2am each morning for 40 days to help wash the floors of the parkarma. During …

72 Hours with Siri Guru Granth Sahib

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We recently completed an Akhand Path (continuous 72 hour reading from the Guru Granth Sahib) in honour of the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan’s passing and Guru Ram Das Dev Ji’s birthday. The Bhog Ceremony to complete the Akhand Path was particularly beautiful. We enjoyed beautiful kirtan played by Cherdi …

Celebrating Guru Ram Das

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The streets of Amritsar were full this weekend with Sikhs celebrating Guru Ram Das’ birthday. On Friday, we joined with the other devotees, our academic teachers and the Sikh Dharma yatra for the annual Nagar Kirtan, where Sikhs parade through the streets of Amritsar stopping frequently to demonstrate their skills. …

Library Refresh

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On Monday of this week, Academic Principal, Kirandeep Kaur, and Librarian, Madhu, spent the day re-organizing the library with the help of student volunteers. It was a big job but well worth it. The library looks energized and refreshed. Many students volunteered their morning off for this activity including Amrit Bani, …