Subject: Happy New Year, Saraswati Puja
Dated: Jan 01, 2010
Dear Member,

Prabasi and all its Board Members wish you and your family a happy,
fulfilling, and memorable 2010. Besides being a new year, it is also
the beginning of a new decade. May the dreams of your past be the
reality of your future; as somebody said, ‘The future is not some
place you go to, but one that you create.’ The last year gave Prabasi
the honorable distinction of hosting the prestigious North American
Bengali Conference. Prabasi turns 36 this year, and with the active
involvement of its members and others in the Bengali Community, we
will do our best to keep our tradition of keeping together the community.

We begin the New Year with Saraswati Puja on Saturday January 23, 2010
at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple. A special section of our web-site 
provides all details on cultural programs on that day. There are
exciting prizes for participating in these events for children and
adults alike. Given below are some details taken from the web-site.

Art Competition for different age groups (12.00 PM - 1.00 PM)
   1. Ages 3 and under: Children can pick their own theme.
   2. Ages 5-9: Theme is 'Family' -- could be you and your family,
could be animal families, could be families around the world.  Extra
points for a Creative title.
   3. Ages 10-14: Theme is 'Friendship' -- You and your friends,
friends around the world, friendship between animals, birds, anybody.
Extra points for a creative title.
   4. Ages 15-18: Theme is 'Leadership' -- Men and women leaders of
the past and the present, you and your friends in any leadership
roles, why is this quality so important for us to learn. Extra points
for a creative title.

Interested participants please send in your names to Sushmita Datta.

Go-As-You-Like for kids of different ages (3.00 PM - 4.00 PM)
   1. Group A: Ages 4 and under : Be any character you like.
   2. Group B: Ages 5-9: Dress up to suit the character portrayed with
performance for 1 min.
   3. Group C: Ages 10-14: Choose your theme, use your own props,
dress up and be ready to perform for max of 2 minutes.
   4. Group D: Ages 15-18: Impromptu theme involving any Group A,
Group B &
   5. Group C contestant to suit with your costume. Minimum: 2
contestants (including you) and Maximum: 4 contestants (including
you). Be as creative as innovative you can be with your presentation.
Bring your own music track to add to the ambiance.

Interested Participants please send in your names to Nilanjana Roy

Bay Area Premier League - A competition of Performing Arts
(5.30 PM onwards)

Inter City/County competition of performing arts. Each team can
perform any area of performing arts (Dance/Music/Skit/Fashion
show/Bollywood Numbers/Rock Band )that  will get  you the Champion of
BAPL award. You can also mix and match to create your own unique program

   1. 30 min will be given to a team that includes time for setup and
   2. A team needs to have at least a min of 3 participants.
   3. A team needs to represent both the 1st and 2nd generation
   4. Adjoining cities can be clubbed.
   5. Members can participate for free. Non-members need to pay a
participation fee of $7.00
   6. Last date of submission of application - Jan 10th 2009.
   7. This competition will be judged by at least 5 to 7 judges from
areas of Dance, Music,Play,and other varied areas of Performing arts.
   8. Notable Performers and directors who will shine during this
years competition will be given the opportunity to create full fledged
bigger Prabasi Programmes for the year 2010 .

Interested groups send in your group names to Arindam Samanta or
Tandrima (Kheya) Bandyopadhyay

All participants will get a certificate. It is important to register
so please email the respective people with the name of the event you
are interested in specified on the subject line. In the body of the
email, send your name, age and any other information pertinent to your
program. Good luck. We do hope to see many of you participate in all
the events.

To get the email addresses of the people referred in this email,
please visit the web-site mentioned at the top of this mail.

Wishing you a successful beginning of 2010 and hoping to see you on
Jan 23.
- Prabasi Board Team
Bay Area Prabasi, Inc.
                                                 Dated: 01/01/2010
                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.