Saraswati Puja 2004Saraswati Puja 2004
11:00am to 2:00pm Puja
12:00noon to 1:00pm Pushpanjali
1:00pm to 2:00pm Haate Khori
12:30pm to 2:00pm Prasad / Khichuri
3:30pm to 5:00pm Children's talent show (more than 16 children will be performing)
5:15pm to 5:30pm Dances by Ritu Ganguly (Rabindra Sangeet and Semi-classical)
5:45pm to 7:00pm Tomar Gaaner Swaralipi Lekha Robe -- medley of popular Bengali Adhunik songs. (Participants: Sudeshna Chatterjee, Prasenjit Biswas, Indrani/Ritendra Bhattachrya, Kohinoor Chakravarty, Monidipa Bhattacharya, Abhra Mukherjee and others)
7:00 to 7:30 PM Arati
7:00pm to 9:00pm Dinner (for Patron Members)

Children's Talent Show on Feb 5th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Calling on all children of Prabasi (no age limit). Do you have a talent that you wish to share with others? You can sing, dance, play an instrument, recite or do a monologue (preference will be given to Bengali language first).

To participate please apply through the web application form. If you have any questions please contact Sushmita Datta (mashi) at or call 408-268-7110 and leave a message. We need your name(s) and category of talent. Performance slots will be decided on first-come-first-served basis. We will accept names until Feb 1st, which is a Tuesday.

Here are the categories:

Song - 3 minutes
Group Song - 7 minutes
Solo Dance - 5 minutes
Group dance - 10 minutes
Monologues - 2 minutes
Recitation - 2 minutes
Musical instrument - 5 minutes
(violin, flute, guitar, trumpet, keyboard etc)

All participants must report at the Sunnyvale Temple registration desk by 3:00 pm. If CDs or Cassettes need to be played, please bring them with your name and the performance item written on it.

This year we will also have a display of artistic/literary talent. Your theme is "Education", of course.

Literary work: You may write a poem or a story or an essay (please limit your masterpieces to 1 page only).

Art work: You may also submit artwork. Remember, creativity and originality is a must.

Please bring your literary or art work on Feb 5th to the Sunnyvale Temple and submit it at the registration desk. Don't forget to put your name, age and grade on the submission.

Remember! This is not a competition


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