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Baishakhi 98

The Baishakhi Festival was celebrated on May 2nd at the Spangenberg Auditorium in Palo Alto. The programme had two main attractions - a dance-drama called Alasha Sayon Chhaaro which was based on songs by Salil Choudhury, and a play called Dadaar Kirtti based on the film with the same name. Below are glimpses of the colorful programs.

Artists of Alasha Sayon Chhaaro performing on stage

Artists of Dadaar Kirtti performing on stage

Saraswati Puja 98

 
Saraswati Idol

Saraswati Puja was organized at Sunnyvale Hindu temple on January 31, 1998. 

The cultural program began with a Children's Fancy Dress competetion and was followed by an afternoon of songs and dances by children of the Bay Area. 

The evening started with a recitation program "A Collection of Poems" by a talented local group. This was followed by a cultural program of contemporary songs by Mala Ganguly from Los Angeles. 

Mala Ganguly at Saraswati Puja 98
Mala Ganguly's Cultural Programme
Children at the Saraswati Puja afternoon programme

Glimpses of the children's Fancy Dress Competetion
and the cultural programme that followed.

Kali Puja 97

 
Kali Puja was organized on November 1, at Chabot College, Hayward. 
Among the cultural items, we staged a play, Chiching-Phaank by Bay Bahurupi.
The play was followed by a musical programme by Kajol and her orchestra.
Many thanks to the entire team of volunteers who made the Kali Puja a success.

Chiching-Phaank actors and actresses on stage

Dancing to the tune of Kajal's Song

Dancing to the tune of Kajal's song

Durga Puja 97

 
Durga Murti 1997

This year Durga Puja was organized on October 11 and 12 at Chabot College, Hayward, and was attended by 1600 people in the Bay Area - the highest number of visitors we have ever had. 

Falguni's Cultural Programme 

Falguni Mitra's Cultural Programme

Tiktiki - A Bengali Play

A scene from the play. The sets were done from scratch by Prabasi volunteers over
a period of two days from sketches and photographs sent by the artists.

Prabasi Float stands third in Independence Day Celebrations

We participated in float competetion at the Independence Day celebrations in Fremont in August 1997. The Bay Area Prabasi Float was adjudged third. 

A scene from the Independence Day float

A scene from the Independence Day float

Rejoicing

Rejoicing after the celebrations

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