Subject: Saraswati Puja on Feb 12
Dated: Feb 01, 2000
Dear Member,

The advent of spring is a sweet reminder that Saraswati Puja is
round the corner and it is time for another get-together. Queues
of children dressed in yellow sarees heading towards the puja mandap,
the floating incense of dhoop among dew covered grass, the
patient wait to have the first taste of this season's 'kool' are
few of the reminders for this special time of the year.


SARASWATI PUJA AT SUNNYVALE HINDU TEMPLE
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This year we celebrate Saraswati Puja at the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple
on Saturday, February 12, 1999 from 11:00 am. We invite you cordially
to come and participate.

A tentative cultural schedule is available at our web-site:
http://www.prabasi.org/Activities/Saraswati/SaraswatiEvents.html 
	11:00 AM       Puja begins
	12 NOON        Pushpanjali
	12:30 PM       Prasad distribution begins
	1:00 PM        Khichuri Bhog distribution
	2:30 PM        Election starts with introduction of nominees
	3:00-7:00 PM   Election
	5:30 PM        Arati
	6:30-8:00 PM   Dinner Break
	7:00 PM        Election booth closes
	8:45-9:00 PM   Announcement of Election results

This schedule will be updated regularly. Look out specially for the
professional program, that has not been finalized yet!

There will be 'Go As You Like-Fancy Dress' show and Talent
Performance Show for children aged 2 to 16. Anyone interested
to participate or perform, please contact Susmita Bhatacharya at
(h) 408-578-9328 or (w) 650-786-8694 to provide the participant's
name and the program details.

You may also sign-up electronically for participating at:
http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/ECulturalForm.html 
In the Fancy Dress show, children may dress up as you wish
and walk on the stage. In the Talent Performance, children express
their talent on the stage through Music, Dance, Recitation,
playing Instrumental organs, Acting or Speech.

Our Saraswati Puja web-site is:
http://www.prabasi.org/SaraswatiPuja 

ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS
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Address of Hindu Temple:
450 E. Persian Drive
Sunnyvale CA 94089
Phone: 408-734-4554

More details including directions to reach the Hindu Temple may be
obtained from our Saraswati Puja web-site or directly from:

http://www.prabasi.org/Activities/Saraswati/SaraswatiDirections.html 
ELECTION FOR PRABASI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Election for seven Board of Directors of Prabasi will be held
during Saraswati Puja. Election forms may be downloaded from
the web at:

http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/DirectorNominationForm.html 
You may contact Jyotirmoy Ganguly at (408)246-0285 for details.
IMPORTANT: The deadline for submitting the filled-in form is
February 10, two days before the puja.


VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE SCHEME
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The response to the volunteer signup has been very encouraging. We
thank you for the constructive feedback and your willingness to help.
If you are interested in participating, you may signup as a volunteer
from our web-page:

http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/VolunteerShowBlankSignup.cgi 
Check out the volunteer incentives at:
http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/Volunteer/VolunteerIncentives.html 
We wish you all the best and hope to see you back at Saraswati Puja.

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                                Dated: 02/01/2000
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