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    Saraswati Puja

    Saraswati Puja 2020

    Prabasi warmly welcomes you to attend Saraswati Puja to be held on February 2nd, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM PST, at Newark Memorial High School, Newark. Saraswati Puja is traditionally our occasion to see our children perform. We have numerous activities and talent shows planned for children this year.


    Parking & Venue Map

    Newark Memorial High School, Newark

    39375 Cedar Blvd, Newark, CA 94560 (Google Maps Direction)

    Schedule for Saraswati Puja


    Morning Events

    8:00AM - 11:30AM Preparations
    11:30AM - 12:30PM Saraswati Puja
    12:30PM - 1:30PM Pushpanjali
    1:30PM - 2:30PM Hathe-Khori
    Note: For Hathe-Khori we will provide a tag at the venue.
    Please send in your child's name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . When sending in the mail, please mention whether you are a Yearly/Patron Member/ Non-Member.
    For Non-members, we request a service fee of $45 per child. Please pay the same at the venue and collect the tag.
    The child needs to have the writing material (slate/chalk OR notebook/pen), flowers and some sweet for the occasion.
    1:00PM - 2:30PM Prasad/Lunch
    Patrons and Members do not need to pay for lunch. Non-members can buy a lunch plate for $10 per plate at the site


    Cultural Events

    3:00 PM Kathak
    Shakti performed in kathak by the Chitresh Das Institute Youth Company
    3:40 PM Musical
    Next Gen Musical Extravaganza
    4:15 PM Dance
    4:30 PM Amader Chotobela
    4:45 PM Phoole Phoole
    Short dance of few kids on a single Tagore song
    5:00 PM Bharatnatyam
    5:15 PM Jayendra Kalakendra
    Bharatnatyam group performance on Devi Saraswati
    5:30 PM Jyoti Kala Mandir
    Display of odissi classical dance by a group of girls 10-12 year old
    5:40 PM Karun Chakravarty
    An enchanting session of harmonica music covering various genres - from Tagore songs, to Bengali folks songs and songs from the Golden Era of Bengal.

    About the artist: An artist by profession, Karun Chakraborty (age 86) has been pursuing his passion for the harmonica for many decades. He learnt this art from the late Milon Gupta, the famous harmonica maestro of India in the mid-'50s and has won much recognition, including a Gold Medal at the World Youth Festival in West Bengal in 1965.

    Karun is a member of SPAH (Society for Preservation and Advancement of Harmonica), headquartered in Michigan, has performed at Yale University, New Haven, CT, at Prabasi Durga Puja in the Bay Area, at University of Utah, Salt Lake City for the "Fifty years of Indian Independence Celebrations”, at Durga Puja celebrations at Prabasi, at the 2009 North American Bengali Conference in San Jose, CA and at many other occasions on both US coasts as well as in India. He has been featured by All India Radio in 2016. He has an active Youtube following as well.

    Karun became visually handicapped due to macular degeneration since his early 30s, and since then, playing the harmonica is his life. Karun divides his time between the beautiful cities of Shillong, India and Woodside, CA.
    6:00 PM Certificate Distribution