Most of the Gurbani is in Ragas. Most families used to encourage their children to learn Kirtan together with reciting Nit Nem, the traditional daily prayers. This was a common practice in most households at least a generation ago.
The youth today, with a few exceptions, are strangers to classical music. Holding classical music classes every Thursday between 5pm to 7pm at our Gurdwara will hopefully fulfil this need. It is very much hoped that the parents will encourage their children to benefit from this initiative.
Mrs Jaswant Kaur Bola, a well established music teacher in the local schools and an acclaimed Ragi herself has volunteered to take on this project. Hopefully, a Ragi Jatha on our stage in a few years time will be home grown.