The Dakshini EC has adopted the following Operation Plan for 2011-2012, in addition to our ongoing initiatives. This has been done based on progress on previous year’s plan, inputs from Planning Committee, and most importantly, inputs from the Community. Dakshini EC sincerely appreciates the feedback received this past year.

1. Formation of Dakshini Cultural Center: Dakshini Cultural Center (DCC) will be an umbrella organization for Dakshini Bengali School and Performing arts. It intends to provide a platform to all Community Members and Friends to extend learning in Bengali Culture and showcase their talents in the community in Southern California and across North America. The formation of DCC is in time to showcase their first productions in Durga Puja 2011 - please see below for details.

2. Plan for Year Round Events: We are planning to have year round events to enable our Community Outreach. As we make progress on each event, we will send communications in form of emails and/or flyers, and update our website

• Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th Birthday Celebration: Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birthday celebration will continue through the year. The first of it will be Rabindra Sandhya, on July 23, 2011 - Highlight of the evening will be Smt Pramita Mallick (Kolkata) and performance by local ensemble. Other major programs for the birthday celebration will be showcased during Durga Puja 2011 and North American Performing Arts Conference in May 2012 - please see below.

• Picnic 2011, August 13, 2011: Cerritos Regional Park; highlight of the day will be Dakshini Sports.

• Pre-Puja Assembly, September 2011: Assembly of Community members to discuss progress on Puja and get Puja tit-bits.

• Durga Puja 2011, October 7, 8, 9 (Lakshmi Puja, Oct 15): The Dakshini Cultural Center is planning to bring to you the following community based performances:

• Bengali Drama

• Nrityanatyo “Tasher Desh”

• Indian Classical Instrumental & Vocal Ensemble

• Fusion Dance

• Musical ensemble by Dakshini Bengali School

Besides we will have performances by Overseas Artists, negotiations of which are ongoing - stay tuned!!

• Bijoya Sammilani, November 2011: Our place for post-Puja assembly.

• Holiday Celebrations, December 2011: We will get together to celebrate and remember year 2011.

• Saraswati Puja, January 28, 2012

•North American Bengali Conference (Partner with CAB),July 2012

3. Formation of Key Committees: In continuation to plans last year, Dakshini is forming the Dakshini By Law Revision Committee. The By-Laws were incorporated in 1987 and has not been updated since. The Committee will research, review and recommend any amendments not limited to any addition and/or elimination of the existing By Laws as it is necessary to operate the day-to-day function of the organization more efficiently. In addition, we are forming the Dakshini Advisory Council - we are inviting our twelve ex-Presidents (the Presidents Club) who led the organization over last 25 years, to lead this Council and help us strengthen the organization.

We need your help and support in execution of the above operating plan. Please feel free to contact us or meet the community at our monthly Community Center meetings for reviewing and executing the plan.

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