Subject: Flood Relief Efforts in West Bengal
Dated: Sep 30, 2000
Dear Member,

Large parts of West Bengal have been inundated by floods this year. A
large part of the population has been rendered homeless and there is a
dire need for relief supplies. All this suffering has come at a time
when our brothers and sisters in Bengal should be enjoying Durga Puja!


Bay Area Prabasi is organizing a massive fund raiser effort to help
the people of West Bengal cope with this calamity. Funds collected
through this effort will be sent to reputed non-government
organizations like Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha.

Bay Area Prabasi has set a target of collecting $10,000 for this fund.

Prabasi is making an initial contribution of $1,000 to kickoff this
fund-raiser. Please send your generous contributions to

Bay Area Prabasi Inc.
5270 Rooster Drive
San Jose  CA 95136

Please make your check payable to 'Bay Area Prabasi Inc.' and write
'Flood Relief' in the memo field.

Alternatively, you can also turn in your contributions at the Prabasi
reception booth during Durga Puja.

All contributions are tax-deductible.


Academic Publishers, Calcutta has been serving the literary and
cultural needs of the Bengali Community in North America and Europe
for more than a decade. They wil be bringing books (Bengali
literature, including classics, novel, short stories, poetry, clinary
and of course Saradiya) for exhibition and sale during Durga Puja to
be held at the Chabot College, Hayward from October 6 through October

For more information and inquiries contact Academic Publishers, at
phone 91-33-241-4857 or Fax 91-33-241-3702 or at the Email address

Please stay tuned for more information about our Durga Puja
celebration next week-end.

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 09/30/2000
                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.