Subject: Ananda Mela May 22, Cricket Tournament
Dated: May 17, 2004
Dear Member,

Ananda Mela - our Annual Day, was a hit last year, and this year will
be no different. Let us meet this weekend to make it a success. Please
see below for the schedule. Also note the change in timing for some of
the events.


Date: Saturday, May 22nd, 2004.
Venue: Mission High School, Fremont
41717 Palm Ave.
Fremont, CA 94539

Ananda Mela: 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM
General Body Meeting: 3:30 PM  to 4:30 PM
(The GBM will include elections if needed)

Cultural Program: 5:00 PM to 7:00PM
Graduations: 7:00PM to 7:30 PM

We have two upcoming vocal artists from Kolkata, NIRMALYA ROY and
SUCHISMITA DAS. They will be singing purono adhunik hits, Rabindara
Sangeet and also semi-classical numbers.



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


Bay Area Prabasi is holding its second Cricket tournament this year in
Milpitas in the month of September. This year the cricket tournament
will be bigger and better than its inaugural year with games spanning
over two full weekends.

DATES: September 18th, September 19th, September 25th and September
26th, 2004.

VENUE: High school ground in Milpitas which is also home to the Indus
Cricket Club and is already been booked for the above days.

LEAGUE SYSTEM: This year, the cricket tournament will be held in the
league form with each team playing at least 2 to 3 games depending on
the number of teams entered. The number of teams entered will be from
4 to 6. Each league game will be 25 overs a side and there will be 2
matches each day. The grand finale will be on September 26th and will
be a 30 over a side game.

PRIZES: The winning team and the runners up will win team trophies and
all the team players for the top two teams will win special mementos.
Apart from that, there will be special prizes for the player of the
series, best batsman, best bowler, best fielder and so on.

ENTRY FEES: There is an entry fee of USD 20 per participant. This is
to pay for the ground, scoreboard, prizes, balls, boundary cones,
chalks, water and other miscellaneous items.

DEADLINE TO ENTER: The final deadline to put your name in to
participate is June 15, 2004. This time you can enter your name to
play with one of the contacts mentioned below. The entry fees will be
due at the time of entry.

The event expects families to join in the fun and cheer the teams. So
put on your whites and bring your high spirits to two electrifying



Below is a message from 'Sushmita Mashi (Datta)' for all Bay Area

Attention all Prabasi youth!!

Ananda Mela is here again and we will have a children's corner for you
to display your best art or prose work. This time you will create it
at the Mela. The theme will be 'Tell us what Ananda or Happiness is
all about'!! You can draw, write a poem or essay or just a few lines.
I will have paper, pencils and crayons.  You have 5 days to think and
compose but the final work will be done on May 22nd at the 'Ananda

-Sushmita Mashi

See you all at Ananda Mela this Saturday.

Sincerely Yours,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 05/17/2004
                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.