Subject: Saraswati Puja on Feb 5 - revised schedule
Dated: Jan 27, 2005
Dear Member,

Saraswati Puja is just two weeks ahead on Feb 5, 2005 at Sunnyvale
Hindu Temple. This is the time for all children to gear up and put on
your best performance. We also have cultural programs by talented
artists from the Bay Area. Details may be found at our web-site

               http://prabasi.org/saraswatipuja 
SCHEDULE FOR SARASWATI PUJA
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The following is the revised schedule for this year's Saraswati Puja.

TIME                    ITEM
11:00am   to 2:00pm     Puja
12:00noon to 1:00pm     Pushpanjali
1:00pm    to 2:00pm     Haate Khori
12:30pm   to 2:00pm     Prasad / Khichuri
3:30pm    to 5:00pm     Children's talent show (more than 16 children
                        will be performing)
5:15pm    to 5:30pm     Dances by Ritu Ganguly (Rabindra Sangeet and
                        Semi-classical)
5:45pm    to 7:00pm     Tomar Gaaner Swaralipi Lekha Robe -- medley of
                        popular Bengali Adhunik songs. (Participants:
                        Sudeshna Chatterjee, Prasenjit Biswas,
                        Indrani/Ritendra Bhattachrya, Kohinoor
                        Chakravarty, Monidipa Bhattacharya, Abhra
                        Mukherjee and others)
7:00      to 7:30 PM    Arati
7:00pm    to 9:00pm     Dinner

PARTICIPATION IN CHILDREN'S TALENT SHOW
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To participate in the children's talent show on this day, please apply
through the web application form at
http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/CulturalForm.html 
For further information, please contact Sushmita Datta (Mashi) at
datta99@yahoo.com    or call 408-268-7110 and leave a message. We need
your name(s) and category of talent. Performance slots will be decided
on first-come-first-served basis. We will accept names until Feb 1st,
which is a Tuesday. You can sing, dance, play an instrument, recite or
do a monologue (preference will be given to Bengali language first) in
this show.

SPONSORSHIP
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We are currently accepting sponsorship for the following items from
our members:

  1) Flowers for Saraswati Thakur
  2) Sponsor the 'Hathay Khoree'
  3) Prasad items

If you want to become a single, multiple or partial sponsor for any of
the above listed items, please contact Sushmita Datta at
datta99@yahoo.com    or at 408-268-7110 for more information.

We are also accepting applications for booth for this event. If you
want to book your booth in advance please contact Dolon Das at
dolon_das@yahoo.com    or at 510-656-7641.

TSUNAMI RELIEF
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We thank wholeheartedly all members and non-members who have donated
generously for the the Tsunami victims. All donations made till Jan 31
can be made-tax deductible for the year 2004. We still have a few more
days left for that deadline. Therefore Prabasi has also extended its
deadline for accepting donations in this first round till Jan 31. If
you still have not donated yet, please do so through our completely
automated web-site http://www.prabasi.org/donation You will get a
receipt instantly through email which can be used as proof of payment
for tax purposes.

Sincerely
- Anupam Bagchi
Bay Area Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 01/27/2005
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