Delving into Sikh literature has long been the avenue with which Sikhs augment their knowledge and understanding of Sikh principles and history. Often used as an adjunct to the study of Gurbani, reading various works on history, philosophy and principles has allowed Sikhs to connect with and gain a greater understanding of the Guru. The SYANA Sikh youth symposium strives to foster this dedication and passion to learning amongst our Sikh youth.

Open to all youth ages 6-22, the symposium offers an opportunity for Sikh youth to engage with Sikh literature, spend time with their families discussing various topics and then present their new found knowledge in the setting of their local sangats.

Those who are successful in securing first place at their local chapters are advanced to a regional event where the winners are then presented at the annual International gathering. While public speaking and a friendly spirit of competition are also critical components of the Symposium, the greatest success is in targeting Sikh youth to become passionate about self-learning.

Those who participate in this event will invariably walk away with greater knowledge, a deeper understanding and hopefully a thirst to continue learning about our great heritage.


2017 Symposium Documents

2017 Invitation to Regional Winners
2017 Family Registration Form (Online Form Below)
Judging Presentation
General Guidelines
2017 Symposia Announcement Letter
2017 Symposium Questions
Int’l Sikh Youth Symposium Schedule:


2016 International SYS Schedule

3:00pm
9:30pm
Guests arrive at Marriott – Greenville / Host Families
3:00pm
9:00pm
Participants Registration at Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Sahib
5:00pm
7:30pm
Convener’s meeting
7:00pm
9:00pm
So Dar Raihras followed by Guru Ka Langar
9:00pm
9:55pm
Return to Hotel or Host Families
6:30am
7:15am
Nitnem at Marriott – Greenville Reception Room
7:30am
8:00am
Guests leave for Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Sahib
8:00am
8:30am
Breakfast at Gurdwara Sahib
8:00am
8:40am
Keertan/Judges Meeting
8:40am
8:55am
Announcements; Introductions
9:00am
12:30pm
Symposium Session 1 for Group I and II
12:00pm
1:30pm
Guru Ka Langar
12:30pm
4:30pm
Symposium Session 2 for Group III & IV
3:30pm
4:30pm
Tea and snacks at Gurdwara Sahib/Buses leave for Sightseeing tour
5:00pm
9:00pm
Sightseeing tour of the City and Dinner
9:30pm
9:45pm
Return to Marriott – Greenville or Host Families
6:30am
7:15am
Nitnem at Marriott – Greenville Reception Room
7:15am
8:00am
Breakfast at Gurdwara Sahib
8:00am
8:40am
Fifth Group Judges Meeting
8:40am
9:00am
Announcements; Introductions
9:00am
1:00pm
Symposium Session 3 for Group V
9:00am
9:30am
Groups 1 and 2 leave for Marriott – Greenville Reception Room
10:00am
11:55am
Entertainment at Marriott – Greenville Reception Room
9:00am
1:00pm
Groups 3 and 4 attend debate competition of group 5
12:15pm
12:15pm
Groups 1 and 2 leave for Gurdwara Sahib
12:30pm
2:00pm
Guru-Ka-Langar at Gurdwara Sahib
2:30pm
3:00pm
Leave for Marriott – Greenville from Gurdwara Sahib
3:15pm
5:00pm
Get ready for Banquet
5:30pm
9:30pm
Attend Sikh Banquet at Marriott – Greenville
7:15am
8:00am
Nitnem at Marriott – Greenville Reception Room
8:15am
9:00am
Breakfast at Gurdwara Sahib for all guests
9:00am
12:00pm
Kirtan Darbar, Prize Distribution and Guru – Ka – Langar
1:00pm
Guests leave for Home or for Airports

Symposium Regions

# Region Regional Director Contact Information
1 Bakersfield Manbir Singh manbirsinghmd@gmail.com
2 Connecticut & Massachusetts Kawaljit Singh kmokha@computersguruinc.com
3 Dallas Hardeep Kaur hardeepkm@hotmail.com
4 Georgia, Alabama & Tampa Ranjit Singh gsikhpro@hotmail.com
5 Ontario Harjinder Singh xharjindersingh@gmail.com
6 Michigan Daljeet Singh daljeetarora@hotmail.com
7 Midwest Navneet Kaur navneet_bhasin@yahoo.com
7 N.C. & S.C. Savinay Pal Singh savinay.pal@gmail.com
8 New Jersey & New York Arvind Kaur harmehar@yahoo.com
9 Niagra Falls Amarjit Singh asingh716@aol.com
10 Ohio Harjinder Singh kugichauhan@hotmail.com
11 Renton Jasmit Singh singh.jasmit@gmail.com
12 Seattle Jasbir Kaur satjas1@gmail.com
13 Toronto Indermohan Singh indermohansingh@hotmail.ca

To join or start a new region email us at: info@sikhyouthalliance.org


2017 SYS Registration Form


International SYS Speeches