Subject: Durga Puja Newsletter
Dated: Oct 04, 2000
Dear Member,

Durga Puja is knocking on our door with just two more days to go.
Preparations are in full swing for our grand annual meeting. Our
cultural programs start on Friday with Prakriti- A children's Dance
program, at 9:00pm. Please come in time to encourage our kids who have
spent so much effort in preparing for this show. This will be followed
by a musical program by renowned singer from Calcutta, Promita Mallik.

Please remember, the latest information is always available at 
In this mail:

      1. Newsletter
      2. Brief Program Schedule
      3. Special Children's Program
      4. Membership Card
      5. Details of Cultural Events


An online version of a four-page Durga Puja newsletter is on our web-
site at: 
Please print it for yourself and do not hesitate to distribute it
amongst your friends.


The program schedule is on the web at: 
It is repeated here again since the earlier one had some typos:

Friday, October 6
8:00pm to  9:00pm - Puja
9:00pm to  9:30pm - Prakriti: Fusion dances by Children
                   (Dir: Angira Dey)
9:45pm to 11:30pm - Palligeeti and RabindraSangeet (Promita Mallik)

Saturday, October 7

10:00am to  1:00pm - Puja and Anjali
12:30pm to  5:00pm - Special Children's Event
 1:30pm to  3:00pm - Bhog Distribution
 3:30pm to  5:30pm - Chirakumari Sangad (Drama) (dir: Anuradha Ray)
 6:00pm to  6:30pm - Aarti
 6:45pm to  7:45pm - Sur-Chhanda - Dance (Dir: Susmita Bhatacharya)
 8:15pm to 10:00pm - Aadhunik and RabindraSangeet (Lopamudra Mitra)
10:30pm to midnight - Geet Alankar (Kohinoor, Subhen and orchestra)

Sunday, October 8

11:00 am to 12:30pm - Puja Anjali
 3:30 pm to  5:30pm - Aadhunik, RabindraSangeet, (Sreeradha Bannerjee)


The special program for children will start at 12:30pm and will
extend upto 5:00pm. on Saturday. Your children will enjoy the painting
competition and Magic shows in this fun-filled package.

Time                Description                      Venue
----                -----------                      -----
12.30pm to 1.30pm   On the spot Drawing competition  In front of
                    Ages 4yrs - 7yrs Group I         Puja Mandal
                    Ages 8yrs - 11yrs Group II
                    Ages 12 and above Group III
1.30pm to 3.00pm    Fun and Games for all ages
3.00pm to 5.00pm    Magic and Balloon Show           The Little
                    Performers: The Amazing Vijay,   Theater
                    Marvin Anderson & partner

Children of all ages alongwith other enthusiasts are invited to come
and join the activities.

Please contact Shompa Bhattacharya (408-366-2637) for more


If you are already a Prabasi member for this year, you'll find a link
to get your membership card at the bottom this mail. Please bring a
printout of this card at the function to facilitate quick distribution
of coupons and badges.


In case you are interested in getting details of cultural events,
visit our web-site at: 
Warm wishes for Durga Puja and hoping to meet you soon!

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 10/04/2000
                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.