আসুন ! বসুন ! হাসুন !      

Dear Members & Friends,

We cordially invite you to Saraswati Puja 2012 and 2012 Annual General Body Meeting of Dakshini Bengali Association of CA to be held on January 28, 2012 at Hoover Middle School, 3501 Country Club Drive, Lakewood, CA. Please join us with your family and friends in the continuous celebration of our 26 years of serving the local community in Southern California.

It is a great opportunity for you to participate in the Annual General Body Meeting, get updates about the organization directly from the Dakshini Executive Committee, & provide your valuable inputs into the directions of the organization to increase Community Outreach. The EC will also seek review and approval of revised By-Laws.

Please contact us at dakshinila@yahoo.com or call 805-955-9070 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Dakshini Executive Committee

10AM TO 12.30PM: Puja, Puspanjali & Hathe Kohri

1PM TO 2PM: Lunch

4PM TO 5PM: Variety Performance

5.30PM TO 7PM: Bengali Drama - Kone Bibhrat
                       (Directed By Arnab Chatterjee)

 

11.30AM TO 1PM: Kids Drawing Competition

2.30PM TO 4PM: Talent Show

5PM TO 5.30PM: Annual General Body Meeting

7PM TO 8PM: Dinner

Visit Saraswati Puja Registration Page

“Please come, have a seat and laugh out loud”: yes, this is the theme of the Bengali Drama কনে বিভ্রাট (“Kone Bibhrat”) that is going to be staged at upcoming Saraswati Puja 2012. Directed by our very dynamic community enthusiast Arnab Chatterjee, and enacted by members of the community, it is a hilarious drama for pure entertainment.

Visit Kone Bibhrat Page >>

The first one is a Rabindra Geeti Alekhyo titled "Tomai Gaan Shonabo" Coordinated by Biswarupa Dube. The program is brought to you by Dakshini's Amra Kajon - Biswarupa Dube, Barna Saha, Padmaparna Chatterjee, Dipanwita Banerjee, Riddhi Chakraborty, Tuhinkana Das, Prateeti Ghosh, Archana Datta, Madhumita Basu, Sharmila Dasgupta, Sampurna Dube, Siddhartha Dattagupta and Sangita Chattaraj.

The second one is a Kathak Dance Ganesh Vandana, performed by Sourabhi Sen. This is what Sourabhi Sen has to say about her: "I came in 2005 from India to do my Masters in Economics in Cal State Fullerton. I got a job in Boston in 2007 and since then have been working with a company called eClinicalWorks as a Technical Writer. I got married in 2008 and moved back to CA (currently Lakewod, CA) and have been working remotely for the same company. I have danced/choreographed all my life in India on Rabindrasangeet, dance dramas, folk dance, and bollywood music. I grew up in Orissa so only saw Odissi dancers around, but my real love was Kathak. I was fortunate to learn a year and more of Kathak in Orissa where there was a dearth of Kathak teachers. Here in USA, I learnt about Sundar Kala Kendra Kathak school and started learning Kathak there under Smt Anjani Ambegaokar, since 2008. I am still a student, and hope to learn and perform more as time goes".

The Third One is brought to you by acclaimed singer Sabarni Das Gupta.

Please click here and read details about her >>




Led by Dr Rini Ghosh and Mr Dulal Goswami, Dakshini is organizing the Saraswati Puja in an unique way. We will offer our Puja with explanations of the Puja and Mantras, and provide an auspicious offering by use of songs. The team will also take this opportunity to discuss Swami Vivekananda’s life and happenings of his 150th Birthday Celebration around the community.

The event will host the Kids Sit and Draw contest. The Drawing Contest will be held between 11.30 AM and 2 PM at the venue. Crayons and paper will be provided by the organizers.

The DIGANTA Editorial Board (Sharmila Dasgupta, Saheli Banerjee and Shawli Roy) is glad to announce the details of the “Kids Essay Writing Contest”.

1. Contestants will be divided into 3 categories: Elementary School ,Middle School and High School kids.

2. Kids will be requested to pick one of the topics from the list below and write at the venue. All submissions will be published in DIGANTA’s next edition, after Editorial Board review. Please contact the Editorial Board at dakshinila@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

3. Time: 11.30 AM to 2 PM

4. Pen, pencil and paper will be provided at the venue.

Elementary School Kids Middle school Kids High School Kids
A. My Favorite book A. I wonder why A. Sometimes adult seems....
B. If I could fly B. A person who has inspired me most B. People have become overly dependent on technology
C. Insects, insects everywhere insects C. If I have the power to change the world I will... C. Is torture ever acceptable
D. How to learn from others D. Stranded on an island D. An experience that led to renewed faith
E. Living in space E. Can war bring peace on earth E. An occasion when you experienced rejection
F. If you could be invisible F. Something I learned from a bad experience F. When I look into the mirror
G. Video games are cool G. Friendship on Facebook
H. Buying online -- Convenience & risks
I. Health & Wellness -- Does too much information make you paranoid?

DAKSHINI Talent Show is back, led by Reshmi Ghosh Choudhuri - interested parents are requested to submit their requests for inclusion in the show to dakshinila@yahoo.com. Certificates and awards will be given later during the day.

Please download and fill out the Talent Show Form and Send it to us >>

 Venue: Hoover Middle School, 3501 Country Club Drive, Lakewood, CA 90712.
Date: January 28, 2012 (Saturday)

 Important Notice: California State laws prohibits smoking, drinking and littering inside the school premises, including the parking lot. We are requesting everyone to abide by these restrictions and help us to organize a smooth and enjoyable event.

 
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