Subject: June 24 Annual Function Program Details
Dated: Jun 08, 2001
Dear Member,

Prabasi's annual program will be held on the 24th of June at the
Chabot College auditorium, Hayward. We have a full length Bengali
drama presented by our popular local group Ajantrik (Director :
Kishor Chatterjee). The drama will be followed by solo musical
performances by two well known artists from Calcutta - Haimanti
Shukla and Saikat Mitra. Haimanti Shukla should not require any
introduction. Saikat is the son of legendary singer Shyamal Mitra and
is well known on his own in the domain of Adhunik Bengali songs. HMV/
RPG has produced several CD' and cassettes of his original songs and
Saikat had been singing as a play back singer in many Bengali movies
in the last 15 years.

We are nearing the end of our financial year and looking back, we are
proud to observe that this was one of the most active years in terms
of the number of quality performances we had been able to offer to
our membership. We started the year with Swagata Lakshmi Dasguta
followed by Manna Dey and Indrani Sen. During the Durga/Kali Puja we
had Lopamudra Mitra, Promita Mallik, Sriradha Bannerjee and
Utpalanedu Chudhury. You had been able to enjoy all these
performances as a benefit of your Prabasi membership.

As you are aware that the cost of rental for holding the various
Pujas and performances has increased significantly in the last couple
of years. The number of Prabasi members has also increased
significantly and thus we require one of the largest facilities in
the Bay area to arrange any of these occasions. For example, only
facilities cost for last year's Durga Puja was close to $20K.

Typically the Prabasi Annual program had been a free event for the
members; this year we will be able to offer the drama for free for
the members but we will offer the musical event at a heavily
discounted rate for the members. This will enable us to maintain our
budget for the current year and offer you many exciting programs in
the coming year. We hope you will be able to appreciate the reason
for paying for a part of the annual program.

Following are ticket rates for the members and non-members:
$10 per head for Prabasi memebers (children free)
$20 per head for non-members
$10 per head for Patron members (reserved seating)
Tickets will be available from June 11, 2001

We would encourage you to buy the tickets early, though tickets will
be available at the venue of the program.

You could get tickets by contacting the following people :

Prasenjit Biswas : (408)-253-3727
Surajit Sengupta : (408)-973-1294
Rana Bose :(510)797-8679
Ardhendu Raha :(510)651-9149
Shompa Bhattacharya :(408)366-2637


- Prasenjit Biswas
Prabasi Cultural Secretary

                                              Dated: 06/08/2001
                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.