Subject: Saraswati Puja, Election results, NABC 2003
Dated: Feb 04, 2003
Dear Member,

We are expecting to see you again at Saraswati Puja next weekend.
Given below is the new updated schedule. Remember, Saraswati Puja is
on Sunday, Feb 9, 2003 at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple from 11:00am onwards.

Also, this mail contains information about the Board member selection
results and some news about NABC 2003.


SARASWATI PUJA SCHEDULE
=======================

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 "DaakGhar" acted by children.

More information is avaliable at our web-site at

http://prabasi.org/saraswatipuja 
The following is the updated schedule.

TIME                      ITEM
----                      ----
11:00am to 1:00pm         Puja
12:30pm to 3:00 pm        Prasad / Khichuri
Cultural Programs
3:30pm to 3:35pm          Recitation : Priyanka Saha
3:35pm 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          Arin Kulshi, Tiuli Kulshi, Shiv Acharya, Ila
                          Sengupta, Sohini Ghosh. Tabla: Prodosh
                          Sarkar Harmonium: Dola Roy
4:25pm to 4:35pm          Dance by Laboni Bagchi and Poulomi
                          Bhattacharya
4:40pm to 5:10pm          Dance by Payal Group
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.


PRABASI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
==========================

As you know Prabasi's Board of Directors are elected once every year
during Saraswati Puja, for a maximum term of three years. Many
applications for the Board of Directors were received during the past
month. Prabasi has set forth strict rules for the selection process
which may be found at the following URL.

http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/prabasi_admin.html 
After reviewing all the applications this year, the Board has decided
to accept all applications that were received by Jan 31. Applicants
can withdraw their application latest by Feb 8, 2003. In case no
applications are withdrawn, the new Board member names will be
announced in a future communication. Congratulations to all who have
volunteered to provide their time for Prabasi.

NABC 2003
=========

NABC 2003 will be held in Los Angeles from July 4-6, 2003. Names of
stars who will attend and perform in the conference have been
announced. These include, magician P.C. Sorcar, singer Baby Nazneen,
Babul Supriyo, Jaya Bachhan, Mamta Shankar, Rani Mukherjee, Mithun
Chakraborty, Ustad Rashid Khan and many more. Click on the following
URL to see a poster.

http://www.nabc2003.org/images/flyer/feb2003.jpg 
A registration form is available from the Prabasi web-site. Please get
the form, fill it up and mail it to register for NABC 2003.

http://prabasi.org/NABC/NABC2003RegistrationForm.pdf 
DIGITAL BANGLA PROJECT
======================

Learn how to learn typing Bangla on the computer in an hour!
The Digital Bangla Project is flying in Dr. Abdus Shakil to six U.S.
cities to present a stunning PowerPoint lecture demonstration on the
challenge of using Bengali on the computer and his solution.
Dr. Shakil has developed and marketed a revolutionary new Bengali
software which uses ONLY 21 lowercase English letters and the accent
key to type Bengali.

http://www.digitalbangla.org 
THE ENTIRE PRESENTATION WILL BE IN BENGALI

BERKELEY
February 7, Friday
6:30 p.m.
105 North Gate Hall
University of California at Berkeley
In association with Progressive Bengali Network
Contact: Anirvan Chatterjee
Phone: (510) 393-7599

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 02/04/2003
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