Subject: Saraswati Puja 2003
Dated: Jan 30, 2003
Dear Member,

Saraswati Puja 2003 is just one weekend away. Prabasi is pleased to
extend you a warm welcome to attend Saraswati Puja for the year 2003
at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple on Sunday, February 9, 2003  starting from
11:00am. Our focus this year is to promote participation by children.
In the afternoon you can watch several dance programs and songs by
children, and a spectacular drama, also acted by children.

Saraswati Puja and its associated cultural program is free for Prabasi
annual members and patrons.

More information is avaliable on our web-site at
http://prabasi.org/saraswatipuja 
SARASWATI PUJA SCHEDULE
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The following is the schedule as of today. Please visit the web-site
to see the latest changes.

TIME                      ITEM
----                      ----
11:00am to 1:00pm         Puja
12:30pm to 3:00 pm        Prasad / Khichuri
Cultural Programs
3:30pm to 3:50pm          Jyoti Kala Mandir Group Dance
3:55pm to 4:05pm          Dance by Soumita Bose, Sritama Ray,
                          Ria Chakrabarty
4:10pm to 4:20pm          Bengali Songs by Arin Kulshi,
                          Tiuli Kulshi, Shiv Acharya, Varun Patibanda
4:25pm to 4:35pm          Dance by Laboni Bagchi and Poulomi 
Bhattacharya
4:40pm to 5:10pm          Dance by Ballari Sengupta
5:25 pm to 6:25pm         Drama "Daakghar"
6:30pm to 7:15pm          Evening Aarti

Snacks will be provided for Donor members in the evening from 7:00pm
onwards.

LAST DAY OF APPLICATION FOR PRABASI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
======================================================

Bay Area Prabasi is announcing that there  are 8 positions available
this year for election during Saraswati Puja for Prabasi's Board-of-
Director. Members are hereby requested to fill in the
Election/Nomination Form from the Web page at
http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/DirectorNominationForm.html. If
you are interested to serve as a Director in Bay Area Prabasi, you
must
apply after reading the pre-qualification needed to become a Board of
Director. The pre-qualifications are given at
http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/prabasi_admin.html. 
Election Form, duly signed by two members, should be filled up and
faxed to 408-629-1511 before Jan 31, 2003. Today is therefore the
last day of application.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
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The following notices are posted on our web-site now.

Bengali Play
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Bengali Play by Enad in Aid for Arsenic Effected people in Bangladesh
and West Bengal (India) Safe Water for All, Inc Presents
CHHENRA COLLAGE (A Collage Torn) A Bengali drama by ENAD (a famous
drama group from the Bay Area). Venue: Davis Veterans Memorial
Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis, CA 95616 Date and Time: February 16,
2003 (Sunday) SHARP at 2.45 P.M.

Bone Marrow Transplant
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Dr. Shakuntala Sarkar, a Philadelphia area Bengali woman in her
forties, a mother of two, an extraordinary individual dedicated to her
work, family and community - has been diagnosed with lymphoma. She is
in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Without a successful
marrow transplant, she probably has a year to live. But with a
successful transplant, she could extend her life significantly, or
even be cured.

Bengal Development Foundation
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Bengal Development Foundation is a non profit tax exempt organisation
with a tax ID 30-00116655. It will give scholarships to poor and
meritorious Engineering and Medical 2nd, 3rd & 4th year students of W
Bengal. With your generous donation, we are hoping to raise $30k this
academic year.

To see details about these notices and other notices, please visit our
web-site at

http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/viewnotices.cgi 
Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 01/30/2003
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                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.
         SERVING THE BENGALI COMMUNITY FOR OVER 25 YEARS ...