Subject: End of Financial Year 2001-2002
Dated: Jul 24, 2002
Dear Member,

Prabasi Board would like to thank you for all the support and
cooperation you have extended through the whole year.

Our financial year ended on June 30th, 2002 and its time to talk about
our accomplishments for the whole year starting July 1st, 2001. With
the increasing membership enrollment and your kind donations, we were
able to make this year a great success. We have organized more events
than we committed, with a grand finale of a concert by the young
maestro Srikanto Acharya, best male vocalist from Bengal. We hope to
continue our endeavor to present quality and entertaining events to
our members, young and old. Along with professional artists, we have
given the opportunity to many of our local members to perform on
Prabasiís platform and show their talents. Prabasiís mission is also
to promote local performers. So do not hesitate to contact our
committees in case you have a desire to perform at Prabasi events. We
dedicate some events like Saraswati Puja, Annual Day and other Special
Prabasi sponsored events for our local performers. Please apply
through our Web page

http://prabasi.org/Administration/ECulturalForm.html 
Following are Prabasi sponsored events that have taken place in this
fiscal year.

    * Durga Puja
    * Kali Puja
    * Saraswati Puja
    * Annual Day

We also organized the following events:

    * Indiaís Republic Day
    * Holi Festival
    * Srikantoís concert
    * Free Yoga Class for Prabasi members

We organized eight events in the span of eight months. We covered all
aspects of our culture including Bengali Movies, Rabindra Sangeet,
Classical Music, Dance Drama, Quiz Contest for our kids and many more.
Among the famous artists from India, we had Amit Kumar, Arati
Mukherjee, Usha Uttup, Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pt. Swapan
Choudhury. All these were possible because of your membership fee
which is just $55.00 per person for the whole year including three
days of Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, Annual Day, discounted
tickets for Special events, Prabasi sponsored community programs and
above all a sense of belonging to our Bengali community.

Along with cultural activities throughout the year Prabasi also
sponsored FREE YOGA Classes for our members at the Sunnyvale Hindu
Temple. This was initiated by the famous Yoga Master from India, Dr K
M Ganguli. For more information on continuing Yoga classes you may
contact Mr. Srijit Chakravorty at (650)965-1780.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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For our Parents and Senior Citizens:

To create an environment of fun and togetherness we will be arranging
a one-day bus trip all across the Bay Area visiting Ram Krishna
Mission and few famous temples from Napa Valley to Sunnyvale. The
tentative date will be Aug 24th 2002. In case you are interested
please contact Susweta Mukherjee at (510)713-9852.

For our children:

We will be organizing a youth forum at the Hewlett Packard auditorium
on September 14th, 2002. There will be a panel discussion with
speakers from recent graduates of high schools and colleges, teachers
and principals. The forum will address issues like how to prepare for
college. Interested participants should contact Shompa Bhattacharya at
(408) 366-2637

Durga Puja and Kali Puja:

Durga Puja will be celebrated on Oct 11th, 12th and 13th 2002 at
Chabot College, Hayward, followed by Kali Puja on Nov 2nd 2002. We are
fortunate to have made an early reservation of the facility enabling
us to celebrate this holy occasion on the actual Puja dates.

This year we are planning more events to keep you involved throughout
the year. In order to plan and execute so many events we need
volunteers. We have created two committees and we need many volunteers
to enroll in the committees. We have the Executive Committee and the
Cultural Committee. The scope and the organizational chart are
available in our web page www.prabasi.org under "Administration". We
would like you to enroll in any of these committees as a sub-committee
leader or volunteer. Please contact Susmita Bhattacharya at (408)
270-2610 for Cultural Committee and Sandip Dey at (510)440-1948 for
enrollment in Executive Committee. We would like to finalize these
committees by August 10th 2002.

We would also like to inform you that we have positions open in our
Board for nomination for a year. Please contact me at (408)973-1294 if
you are interested. The last date for nomination is August 7th, 2002.

- Surajit Sengupta

Chairman
Bay Area Prabasi

                                              Dated: 07/24/2002
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