Subject: Table Tennis tournament, Annual Day artists
Dated: May 03, 2004
Dear Member,

We will be celebrating our last event for 2003-2004 on May 22nd at
Mission High School Fremont. We have an entertaining cultural program
by professional artists from Kolkata.

ANNUAL DAY SCHEDULE
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Date: May 22nd, 2004.
Venue: Mission High School, Fremont

Ananda Mela: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Elections: 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
General Body Meeting: 6:30 PM  to 7:30 PM

Graduations: 7:30 to 7:45 PM
Cultural Program: 7:50 PM to 10:00PM


We are delighted to present two emerging talents from Bengal, both
accomplished vocalists, SUCHISMITA DAS and NIRMALYA ROY as our guest
artists:

SUCHISMITA DAS:

Born in 1979, Suchismita was initiated into music by her mother. As a
child, she received guidance from Kalyan Guhathakurta, an able
disciple of Ajoy Chakrabarty. She joined ITC SRA in 1990 as a general
class student under the tutelage of Ajoy Chakrabarty. Showing signs of
becoming a promising vocalist, she soon (1992) became a scholar at the
Academy, where she remained till October 2002 under the guidance of
her guru. The Paschim Banga Rajya Sangeet Academy awarded her the
first prize for her performance during the Thumri Dadra competition in
2000. She also bagged the first position in an All India Radio Music
Competition in Thumri and Second position in Khayal in 2000. She has
also completed her graduation in Arts from the University of Kalyani
in the very same year.

NIRMALYA ROY:

Nirmalya had his early training from Shri Sunirmal Bhattacharya, the
late Govinda Prasad Debnath and Pt. Amiya Ranjan Bandopadhyay
respectively before he became a scholar of ITC-SRA under Pt. Arun
Bhaduri of Rampur gharana. Post his gurukul days, Nirmalya has entered
the light music scenario. His cassette of remakes of modern Bengali
songs was nominated for the Ananda Puraskar in March 2002

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES
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Many of our kids will be graduating from High School this Summer and
will soon enter the second phase of their lives. These kids grew with
Prabasi and many of them contributed towards our events. It is time
for Prabasi to recognize these kids.

We have decided to honor them on May 22nd. If you are graduating this
summer please send your name to Susmita Dutta at datta99@yahoo.com

TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
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As mentioned earlier we will be hosting our first TT Tournament on May
8/9th at Indian Community Center, Milpitas. Please be present to cheer
all participants.

Sincerely Yours,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 05/03/2004
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