Subject: Message of Condolence
Dated: Sep 16, 2001
Dear Member,

As a result of a cowardly and vicious series of terrorist attacks, our
nation was plunged into mourning.  Like men and women of good will
everywhere, we condemn these attacks, attacks that were aimed not at
soldiers ready for battle, but at ordinary citizens like ourselves, men
and women who were about the ordinary work of their lives.  Like women
and men of good will everywhere, we offer our prayers for the
tranquillity of the souls of those who lost their lives.  Like men and
women of good will everywhere, we extend our condolences to those who
now mourn the deaths of those who were close to them.  Like women and
men of good will throughout the world, we stand in awe of the heroic
actions of the emergency services personnel who, without a thought for
their own safety, rushed to the aid of those who were caught in the
tragedy, and who paid with their lives.

In a special way, we wish to stand in solidarity with those members of
the Bengali Community  whose lives were touched by and changed forever
by the events of Tuesday morning. For our part, We would like to thank
all of the members of the Bengali community for the way in which they
have responded to this terrible event.

Let us continue to pray for our nation, for our leaders, for the 
victims
of the tragedy and for those who mourn their deaths.

We will shortly be announcing about monies to be donated towards this
tragic event

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 09/16/2001
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