Subject: Thanks for making Durga Puja a success
Dated: Oct 15, 2002
Dear Member,

Prabasi would like to thank you for making Durga Puja 2002 a success.
Prabasi is comprised of ardent members like you, and your
participation is vital for the success of every festival we host. This
year we had a record attendance of 2500 people at Durga Puja. Our
professional programs were full and based on some feedback we have
received so far, many young members have expressed satisfaction at the
quality of programs. On the other hand, we have also received feedback
from our long-time members on the choice of programs, the choice of
songs selected by artists and the execution of the programs
themselves. We have listened to all such comments, and it will be used
for making decisions in future. We value every word of what you say;
so keep sending your comments so that it enhances our experience and
gives us a scope to improve our programs in future.

DURGA PUJA 2003
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We would also like to take this opportunity to announce the dates for
Durga Puja 2003 (next year). Durga Puja will be held again at Chabot
College, Hayward on Oct 3, 4 and 5th, 2003. It is too early to mark
your calendars, but this early notice will help other members of the
community to plan events accordingly.

ANOTHER DURGA PUJA CLOSE-BY
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If you missed this year's puja for some reason, you still have a
chance to attend another Durga Puja close-by. Utsav of Sacramento are
celebrating their very first Durga Puja on Oct 26th and 27th. Visit
their web-site at http://www.utsavsac.com/ to get more details.

NABC 2003
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The North American Bengali Conference 2003 will be held at Los Angeles
from July 4th to 6th, 2003. Registration rates are going to go up
drastically from November 1. So if you have not registered yet, please
visit their web-site http://www.nabc2003.org and register early to
avail their early-bird rates. You may download the registration form
from our website at
http://prabasi.org/Activities/NABC99/NABC2003RegistrationForm.pdf 
KALI PUJA 2002
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And before we forget, Kali Puja is not too far away! Kali Puja will be
celebrated on Saturday, November 2, 2002 (just two and half weeks
later) at Chabot College. Please visit http://prabasi.org/kalipuja to
get details about the programs.

Shobho Bijoya.

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 10/15/2002
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