22, 2014, 7:30 PM
Ali Khan with Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, Auer
Perfirmance Hall., Ft. Wayne, IN, Ticket : 10.00, (260) 481-6555
Hope all of you had a
wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends and ready to ring in
yet another new year!
The Bengali community of
Indiana will celebrate Saraswati Puja at the Hindu Temple of Central
Indiana on Sunday, February 02, 2014. The puja is scheduled from 10:30 AM
to 12 noon, followed by lunch from 12 PM to 1:30 PM. No cultural program
will be organized because Super Bowl is that evening.
2013 was quite busy and
productive for the Bengali Association of Indiana. We
Bengalis came together to celebrate the three pujas (Saraswati, Durga and
Lakshmi) this year at our Temple, with the help and support of many
participating families of Indiana. It is worth
mentioning that all three pujas were funded by individual Bengali
community member sponsors, without placing any financial burden on BAI.
Without your active participation, no celebration is ever
Many of us went to Dayton,
OH to attend the Tri-State Durga Puja in October. TSDP-Dayton
was successful in executing a grand Puja celebration. Next
year we look forward to Cincinnati hosting the Tri State Durga Puja. As
soon as they inform us of their Puja dates and other details, we will let
everyone know. Durga Puja actually falls on September
30 - October 4, 2014.
BAI also hosted two very
successful cultural events: Summer Fest 2013 in June, and Sharod Sandhya
in October. Both were very well attended, and it was
universally acclaimed that both programs were of very high quality. The
feedback was overwhelmingly positive. All the invited
artists (Surojit and Apala Bandopadhyay, Nandini Bhowmick, and Ronojoy
Ganguly) were of extremely high caliber and provided the audience great
entertainment. At the Sharod Sandhya event, BAI donated
a check of $750.00 to Gleaners Food Bank from the funds raised during
Tri-State Durga Puja 2012. Also attached to this e-mail
is a copy of the Treasurer's report for 2013.
On a sad note, we lost two
valuable members of our BAI family this past year. Arun
Chowdhury passed away in March 2013 and Shikha Chatterjee died suddenly in
early December. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be
with the two families.
We wish everyone a Happy,
Healthy, and Prosperous New Year! Please be safe in
your travels and celebrations.
Thank you for your help
and support in 2013 and we look forward to the same in the upcoming year.
The Executive Committee of
BAI donated $ 750 to
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at
Sharod Sandya 2013 on Saturday, October
Bengali Association of Indiana (BAI) donated $ 750 to the Gleaners Food
Bank of Indiana at BAIís annual fall festival celebration (Sharod
Sandhya 2013) on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Mr. David Moore, the Chief
Advancement Officer of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, accepted the check
for $ 750 from BAIís fundraising committee members, Mr. Arnab Bag and
Dr. Saumyadip Dasgupta. Mr. Moore met with the president of BAI,
Mrs. Kalyani Bose, thanked the audience for the donation, and requested
the involvement of BAI members in volunteering for the Gleaners Food Bank
Congratulations to Graduates
Roshni is the daughter of Arnab and Anushree Bag, and
brother of Ritwik Bag. She
will be going to the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University with the
Wells Scholarship. One of the most prestigious merit-based scholarships
offered to undergraduates in any American University for extraordinary
achievement inside and outside the classroom. Roshni is an AP Scholar with
distinction, was selected as a 2012 AnnPower Fellow by Ann Taylor Inc,
received a fourth place award in the medicine category at the Intel
Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix in 2013, and awards from the
United States Army and Air Force for two years of scientific research that
she conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Roshni is a
Black belt in Tae Kwon Do and graduated in 2011 in Kathak.
Priyanka Ghosh, daughter of Prodyot and Rinku Ghosh of
Bloominton. She graduated from
Bloomington High School South as Valedictorian. She is also an athlete,
having broken 3 high school swimming records; state finalist in swimming
and cross country. She was offered Wells Scholarship at Indiana
University. She is a National AP Scholar, National Merit Scholar,
Presidential Scholars Candidate, and Science Olympiad State Champion. She
will study at the University of Pennsylvania in a coordinated dual degree
program between the Wharton School of Business and Penn Engineering
School. Priyanka is also an
Indiana Academic All-Star.
Graduated with MBA in general management from School of
Business, Indiana University, Kokomo.
Amit is the son of Amit and Prachi Chatterjee.
Graduated with BS in Management and Information Systems and
admitted to IU Kelly School of Business with specialization in information
systems. Sumit is currently
doing an internship at KPMG LLP in the area of audit, tax and advisory
Supriya is the daughter of Amit and Prachi Chatterjee.
Supriya has been admitted to Butler University, College of
Education, for her MS in School Counseling and Mental Health.