Subject: Invitation, Venue and Schedule for Ananda Mela
Dated: May 29, 2003
Dear Member,

The following is an invitation message from the Prabasi Chairman:

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On behalf of the Prabasi Board I would like to invite you to our
annual day event, which will be held at Mission High School, Fremont
on June 1st 2003

Join us in being a part of the dynamic experience to promote and
celebrate our culture and food. This outdoor annual day event is a
first time experience allowing all to cherish the versatility,
creativity and enthusiasm of the community. We have opened the doors
to each and everyone to showcase our great organization. It is meant
to ensure the inclusion of new ideas and promote productive dialogue,
which are central to formulating new perspectives and solutions.

A food court will be set up at the venue where a variety of food and
beverages will be available at reasonable cost.

Many of the events and the food court will be outdoors. With the
summer at its full swing please ensure to bring adequate headgear and
UV blockers to protect yourself.  Some of the events will be held in
the auditorium and due to the limited capacity, members will get
preferred seating. Members are requested to collect their bands at the
venue.

Please view this as a rare opportunity to bring together the whole
community.

Hope to see you all there!

Regards,

- Surajit Sengupta
Chairman
Bay Area Prabasi

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VENUE FOR ANANDA MELA
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Mission San Jose High School
41717 Palm Av, Fremont, CA 94539

Directions:
a) From South:
   1. Take 880 North and exit on Mission Blvd East (238)
   2. Cross the 680 underpass
   3. Make a left on Palm Avenue

b) From North:
   1. Take 880 South and exit on Mission Blvd East (238)
   2. Cross the 680 underpass
   3. Make a left on Palm Avenue

c) From East Bay:
   1. Take 680 South and exit Mission Blvd East (238)
   2. Make a left on Palm Avenue

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR ANANDA MELA
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CULTURAL PROGRAMS AT AMPHITHEATER: 1:00 PM TO 2:40 PM

(a) 'Choir Songs' by IIT Kharagpur.
(b) Joining in this spirit of Mela with 'Dance of Joy' by Baybashi.
(c) Bringing the joyous feelings of life with 'Nirtya Mallika' by Bal
    Bharati
(d) An ensemble of Indian folk dances 'Rangoli' by Shruti.

We will have all sorts stalls including various types of snacks,
CD's/Tapes and many more.

PROGRAMS IN THE AUDITORIUM:

General Body Meeting: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
"Kabir Sathe Mukho-Mukhi" with Kabi Joy Goswami: 3:50- 4:50PM
Amantran's Presenation: 5:00 PM to 5:20 PM
Movie: starts at 5:30 PM

Part I. Satyajit Ray's documentary on Sukumar Roy.
Part II. 'Hirok Rajar Deshe' .

We are looking forward to meeting you at Ananda Mela coming Sunday.

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 05/29/2003
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