Subject: Saraswati Puja Tentative Schedule
Dated: Jan 16, 2001
Dear Member,

As we had mentioned earlier, Saraswati Puja will be held on Saturday,
January 27 at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple from 11:30 AM in the morning.
Elections will be held on the same day in the afternoon for the three
empty Prabasi Board positions. A tentative schedule for the cultural
programs is on our web-site. Please check our web-site for the latest
details and directions how to reach there.

           http://www.prabasi.org/saraswatipuja 
In this mail:
     1. Saraswati Puja Schedule
     2. Nomination Form for Prabasi Board of Directors
     3. Help the needy children of India by donating your used clothes

SARASWATI PUJA SCHEDULE
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Below is a tentative schedule. Small changes are still likely.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Saraswati Puja begins
12 NOON            Pushpanjali
12:30 PM           Prasad distribution begins
1:30 - 3:00 PM     Khichuri Bhog distribution
2:30 PM            Election process starts (Introduction of nominees)
3:30-5:00 PM       Bengali Movie (TBA)
3:00-7:00 PM       Election
5:30 - 6:00 PM     Arati
6:00-7:00 PM       Children's Program
7:00 PM            Election Booth closes
7:00 - 8:00 PM     Dinner (continues later)
8:00 PM            Announcement of Election results
8:00 - 8:20 PM     Popular Tunes on Hwaiian Guitar by Subhas
                   Khasnobish
8:30 - 9:00 PM     Shruti Natak (TBA) by Subhankar and Mekhola
                   Bhattacharya
9:00 - 9:10 PM     Saraswati Bandana (dance )by Kohinoor Chakravarty
9:15 - 10:30 PM    Rabindra Sangeet/Adhunik/Hindi Film Songs (some
                   dances) with Professional music tracks by Prasenjit
                   Biswas and Charu Roy

NOMINATION FORM FOR PRABASI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
==============================================

If you are interested in joining the Prabasi Board of Directors, this
is the time. You need to fill in a nomination form and stand for an
election if there is a contest. Nomination forms are on the web and a
completed form must be received before Jan 25, 2001. All other details
are given in the form. There are THREE vacant positions in the Board
that need to be filled. You must be a current member of Bay Area
Prabasi to qualify for the position. Click below to get the form and
follow instructions.

 http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/DirectorNominationForm.html 
HELP THE NEEDY CHILDREN OF INDIA BY DONATING YOUR USED CLOTHES
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Prabasi has decided to give support to 16-year-old Nina Nandini Basu
who wishes to collect used clothes from Prabasi members and send it to
India directly for the needy children. You are urged to gather up your
used lehengas, saris, blouses, kurta, salwar, pajama, panjabi, etc.
and bring it to Prabasi's Saraswati Puja venue for collection, This
will be sent to India and benefit the less fortunate in their home
country. Even western clothes would be greatly appreciated.

Please give all your support to Nina Nandini for this noble cause.

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 01/16/2001
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