Prabasi History : প্রবাসীর ইতিহাস

Prabasi History

How Prabasi was formed?

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The final moment came when we gathered on .footer-related a{color: #ffffff;font-size: 17px;display: inline; word-wrap: break-word;} July of .popular-searches ul.last, .related-searches ul.last{ border-bottom:0} 1974 to witness the a img {border:none} birth of #lastUL{margin: 0} baby Prabasi. As a member of .popular-searches ul.first li{ margin-bottom: 10px;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #ffffff;text-align: left;word-wrap: break-word; background:#232a33 url(http://i3.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/12471/libg.png) repeat-y left top; background-size: 41px;} a traditional society, we started with a traditional structure which is .footer-related li{display: inline;padding-right: 28px; word-wrap: break-word;} very common in India. The first president was Sri Ramen Chakraborty as a head of .popular-searches ul.first li a{font-size: 20px; color: #ffffff; line-height: 24px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100% ;word-wrap: break-word;background: url(http://i4.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/12471/arrow.png) no-repeat 15px center;padding:15px 15px 15px 60px;display: block;font-family: the organization, and Sri Satya Ray was the li {list-style:none} first general secretary and Humspm.com the chief executive officer. We used to .logo{float: right;padding-top: 12px} conduct all our businesses through the .clear {clear:both; overflow:hidden; line-height:0; font-size:0; height:0} elected area representatives who would decide how many people would attend from an area, how much food would have to .header{margin: 0px 0 0px 0;background-color: #161d27;padding: 20px 0;} be prepared by the .clearfix:after{visibility:hidden;display:block;font-size:0;content:" ";clear: both;height:0} delegated members and the like.  We kicked off Prabasi's program with a celebration of ubuntu-b independence day on .footer-related span{color: #556c87;font-size: 17px;display: inline;font-weight: bold} 15th August and a colorful children sports. A Bengali School was formed by Mrs. Sumitra Ray, and Mrs. Sarbani Ghosal at El Cerrito residence of ,arial;} Tushar Ray. The Bengali community was very small those days, about seventy families or so, and it was like a big family where everyone used to participate in Puja, cultural programs, cooking, etc. according to their area of .popular-searches ul.first li:hover{background:#22528a url(http://i4.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/12471/libgh.png) repeat-y left top; background-size: 41px;} interest.

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The next significant move for Prabasi was in 1983 when she got herself registered as a non-profit organization in California to .footer a:hover {text-decoration:underline; color:#333} give some tax incentive to its members, and was registered as Bay Area Prabasi Incorporated The state of input:-webkit-autofill { California requires a permanent body to .footer-related{text-align: center;padding: 20px 15px;margin-bottom: 20px;background-color: #252d37; margin-top: 40px;} deal with the body{-webkit-text-size-adjust:100%;font-size:14px;font-family: organization; so the ubuntu-r Board of -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 0 1000px #3A3A3A inset !important; Directors was formed in 1984 to handle liaison with the government, auditing, and organizing unscheduled programs. The execution of yearly scheduled programs are conducted by the president.

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