Subject: New Year Party and Saraswati Puja date
Dated: Dec 05, 2000
Dear Member,

As the year comes to a close, we are participating in a grand New
Year's Party along with a few other associations of the Bay Area. This
is a great opportunity to participate and network with other
influential people of the Indian community. Also, mark your calendars
for Saraswati Puja which will be celebrated on Jan 27, 2001.

In this mail:

   1. Flood Relief
   2. New Year's Party
   3. Saraswati Puja, 2001
   4. Community News: Music and Midwest Banga-Mela

FLOOD RELIEF
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We have collected $7000 so far for Flood Relief in West Bengal. We are
still short of our target of $10,000, which we had originally planned.
We urge you to send us your flood relief donation by December 15.
After this date, we will not receive any more Flood relief donation.
The receipt for the Flood Relief Donation will be mailed to you by end
of this month. Proof of delivery of the collected money will also be
put up on our web-site.

NEW YEAR'S PARTY
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Bay Area Prabasi, in association with few other associations of the
Bay Area, is sponsoring a Grand New Year's Party at the Banquet Hall
of Chandini Restaurant, 5748 Mowry School Road, Newark, CA. 94560 (
Balentine Plaza, Opposite Hilton Newark). If you pay in advance, the
Entrance Fee is $50 per person. Children under five are free. The
Entrance Fee is $75 per person at the door. The fee is inclusive of
Appetizers, with 8 Main-Dish Dinner with Free Soft Drink, Tea & Hard
Drinks. There will be lots of Free Raffle Prizes on that Day. For More
Information and Tickets, Please Call Shyamal Choudhury at
408-629-1506, Tuku Ganguli at 408-246-0285 and Ree Mitra at 510-797-
8310. Please see  TV Ad In Namaste America, India West, India Current
and India Waves TV for further information. Seats are limited, so
please book your tickets in advance.

Prabasi members will have an Exclusive Table, where they can sit
together.

SARASWATI PUJA, 2001
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Our next annual event, Saraswati Puja will be held on Saturday,
January 27, 2001 at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple. We will be sending more
details as they come in.

COMMUNITY NEWS
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A house concert by budding sitar star Chandrachur Bhattacharaya from
Calcutta is being arranged. He will be accompanied by Ravi Gutala in
Tabla. Time: 9th December Saturday at 2.00pm. at Central Fremont area.
Please click on the link below to get more details.
http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/viewnotices.cgi#B974876046CU 
Midwest BangaMela 2001 will be celebrated at St. Louis, MO during 21-
22 July 2001. The official website is: www.bangamela2001.com. Finest
performers from India, Bangladesh and North America will be
participating. This also includes youth activities, stalls, exhibits.
Success of the event depends on your participation.
http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/viewnotices.cgi#S975386572CU 
Cheers, and hope you are getting ready to enjoy a festival time ahead.

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 12/05/2000
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