Hello Friends – Biggest festival of our Central Texas Bengali Association (CTBA) calendar, Durga Pujo, is around the corner and many members of the community are working very hard to present a grand Pujo to the Bengali community of Central Texas in 2017. We all look forward to these 2 days throughout the year to go back to our roots, spend time with close friends and enjoy Bengali culture, cuisine and tradition, far away from home and hope all of you are eagerly waiting for the celebration this year.
This year we are celebrating Durga Pujo on September 30th & October 1st.
We have lots of exciting things to offer for the community this year. Thanks to the generosity of the Gupta Family (Srikanta Da, Krishna Di & Samudra), we have been able to get a new Durga Protima from Kolkata after 10 years. They made this generous gift in the loving memory of their son & brother, Raj and we all owe our thanks to the Gupta family. Our new Durga protima has already arrived in Austin and we are also moving to a bigger & better venue this year. All the sub-committees (Cultural, Pujo, Food and public relations/funding) are working extremely hard to present a great Pujo for the community.
We request you to complete your registration by September 17th as we will need an accurate headcount for planning purposes.
In addition to the Durga Pujo registration information, we also wanted to communicate that CTBA will raise funds to contribute to the relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey as well as recent flooding in West Bengal. You can contribute through the CTBA website using the donate button at the bottom. The fund raised will be sent to Red Cross and Bharat Sevashram towards Hurricane Harvey & West Bengal flood relief respectively.
We look forward to seeing you all during the Durga Pujo. Thanks for everything you do to support the community and please let us know if you have any questions.
CTBA Executive Committee 2016-17
Snippets of our cultural program
Director Sayandeb Ghosh along with his team of super talented actors presents the bengali drama – “Kenaram Becharam”
Kinjal is inviting us all to make his performance on September 30th (Saturday night) a great success!
For complete program details and registration, please go to our dedicated Durga Puja 2017page.