Punjabi Virsa Arts & Cultural Academy
Nachdi Jawani group is portraying the essence of Punjabi dance, music, art, song, drama and poetry for individuals of all age groups and diverse ethnicities since 2000. It consists of young, energetic and enthusiastic members, which promote the Punjabi culture and fitness awareness not only within the community but also to take it to other communities as well. Everybody within this group has the passion and dedication which has made this team possible. NJ group introduced “Punjabi VACA” very first Bhangra, Gidha and Dhol acdademy in Ontario, which is succesfully running from 4 locations in GTA. This academy has taught over 7500 students with a current base of 1000 students of different age groups. In 2008, NJ and Punjabi VACA entered in Guinness World Record for the largest Bhangra dance performance in the world. Our vision is to keep the children and teenager youth involved in healthy physical activity and creative art work in a safe and friendly environment. The time Punjabi V.A.C.A invests in educating the young populations of Canada today ensures an artistic and culturally inclined population for the future.
Create an Academy with a warm supportive atmosphere, which is based on keeping traditional roots intact with modern culture.
Nachdi Jawani is committed in creating Bhangra awareness to strive to be the number one leading academy in Canada by encouraging the preservation of the Punjabi culture. Punjabi VACA aims to raise the level of cultural knowledge as well as building social skills, discipline, self motivation goals, and increase passion for professional Bhangra. We promise in maintaining and building of an equitable treatment, friendly work environment, that genuine respects diversity, approachable and always open to new ideas to support VACA.
Our goal is to introduce and incorporate a target market to focus in translating Bhangra into a physical training aspect that provides overall toning and body conditioning that is fun and enjoyable in a social environment to accomplish your goals with pleasure. Our aim is also to listen compassionately to our existing client’s by providing a forum through face-to face consultation, information sessions, on line, that will build self esteem, confidence, creativity, technique, good health and an appreciation for Bhangra of our Punjabi Culture.
Unbothered by the hot and muggy afternoon weathed, costumed dancers leaped across a grassy field and into the Guinness World Records family, by participating in the “largest Bhangra dance. In an event organized by South Asian non-profit groups Nachdi Jawani Association and Punjabi Virsa Arts and Cultural Academy (V.A.C.A), the dancers joined in an effort to preserve South Asian culture by spreading awareness of their native Indian state, Punjab. In addition to dance education, Punjabi V.A.C.A holds classes for Bhangra, Gidha, art, instruments and turban tying lessons to individuals of all ages. In sum, the organization aims to enrich young children and teenagers with healthy physical activity and creative art work, which is designed to reinforce “important values such as respect, team building skills, and tolerance.” Punjabi V.A.C.A. currently has 2000 students, and has taught over 10000 students in total since the organization began in 2001.
It is my honour to take this opportunity to thank you for taking interest in Punjabi Virsa Arts and Culture Academy and Nachdi Jawani Bhangra Group. I will share with you a brief history of this organization and its outstanding accomplishments within the past ten years. Today PVACA is the largest Bhangra and Giddha Academy in the world and has taught approximately 7500 students to date, with a current base of 1,000. This is not the result of any one individual’s hard work, it is the result of the hard work, teamwork and dedication of Nachdi Jawani and the Punjabi Vaca team, which has been working devotedly and lovingly to make this academy successful in achieving the goal of promoting and preserving the Punjabi culture. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the entire team behind this academy, regardless of whether they are instructors, management, dancers, well-wishers or corporate professionals. Collaboratively, with the help of all these individuals and organizations we are able to share our message and extend our services to the community and will continue to do so and attain the same results. Furthermore, community and media professionals have also aided to make this academy the success it is by providing the means for us to gain public recognition and attention for our message and goal. On a more personal note, I would also like to thank my family and friends, who stood by me during the creation of this academy and always understood and cooperated with me, regardless of how time-consuming or hectic things may have gotten. It was always my dream that this community work that was initially started eight years ago by a small team, should continue to flourish, regardless of mine, or any other individual’s presence. In the coming years, we would hope to receive the same support from our team so that we can continue to entertain, teach and aid the community for generations and generations to come and maintain our ambition of keeping culture alive. Thank you for your continued support and interest!
Iqbal S. Virk
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
It’s my pleasure to share my feelings about Nachdi Jawani. These guys are the best! It’s good to see that even though they are living so far away from Punjab, they are still continuing to endorse Punjabi Culture here in Canada! Especially the kids, I love to watch them dancing our loo naach Bhangra! Nachdi Jawani and their academy always give me so much respect and help every time I visit Toronto! Thanks again and keep up the good work! Keep smiling, Peace!
This is Sukhsinder Shinda, writing to you from England- I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Nachdi Jawani and Punjabi VACA for their great work and dedication to promoting our culture! In 2002 I was at the grand opening of the first academy location of PVACA, and it was amazing! It’s great to hear about the Guinness World record and the continuing success stories! Best wishes!
I am very proud to be a member of Nachdi Jawani and PVACA, the work that we started many years ago is now succeeding at such a fast pace with such a strong team. We hope to see more and more children and families becoming involved with the academy and continue to support our work.
Love & Respect
I would like to thank all members of Nachdi Jawani and PVACA for their continued support and for always inviting me to all their events. They have given me the wonderful opportunity to see Canada as an audience every year. They are working towards a good cause and my best wishes are always with them.
Love & Respect
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Nachdi Jawani is committed in creating Bhangra awareness to strive to be the number one leading academy in Canada by encouraging the preservation of the Punjabi culture. Punjabi VACA aims to raise the level of cultural knowledge as well as building social skills, discipline, self motivation goals, and increase passion for professional Bhangra.READ MORE ABOUT US
Congratulations to Nachdi Jawani Warriors for their first place win on music at Big Apple Bhangra 2014 held in New York City
Congratulations to Nachdi Jawani seniors for their first place win on Dhol at Motorcity Bhangra 2014 held in Detroit
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