normal_durga-puja-5Yes, it is that time of the year again when we forget all about about our normal existence and mingle with the milieu to celebrate one weekend of Durga Puja. The typical sound of shaankh, smell of dhuno and shuffling of saris will bring back sweet reminiscenses of Durgotsav. We are celebrating the long awaited Durga Puja on October 8 and 9, 2011 at Chabot College and you are invited to join us.

You can find all about our planned activities from the schedule below. Also don't miss out on our professional programs - musical concert by Bollywood singer Abhijeet and Sanchita Bhatacharya.


Schedule of Activities

Oct 8th 2011 Schedule
Time Description Comments
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Maha Saptami Puja
12:30 PM -1 PM Pushpanjali and Arati
From 12:30 PM Prasad distribution

Bhog dristribution

4:15 PM Hall Opens
4:30 PM -7:00 PM
Mahashtami, Mahanabami and Sandhi Pujo
4:30 PM Dance Recital by Depanwita Seal- Durga Bandana
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Bandish, the Bangla Fusion Band
7:00 PM -7:15 PM Dhunuchi Naach
7:30 PM- 8:30 PM Sandhya Arati ,Prayer Songs
8:15 PM Hall Opens
8:30 PM-10:30 PM Abhijeet Bhattacharya, the most awaited performance by the Bollywood Super Star

Oct 9th 2011 Schedule
Time Description Comments
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Maha Dashami Puja

Pushpanjali, Aroti, Darpan Bisharjan
From 12.30 PM Prasad distribution

Bhog distribution
From 1:00 PM Sindur Daan, Protima Baran, Sindur Khala
3:15 PM
Hall Opens
3:30 PM
Dance Recital by Sayari Saha
3:45 PM-4:45 PM
Vapors, the Bangla Band
4:50 PM-5:00 PM
Ganesh Tandop
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Sanchita Bhattacharya, the SAREGAMAPA Winner & the rising star of hindi and bangla playback


AbhijeetSingingAbhijeet Bhattacharya born in Kanpur, India learned music from Shankar Bodus and R.S. Katyar. In 1990, Abhijeet became playback singer in Bollywood. Anand Milind gave him the first break in the film Baaghi. The romantic numbers in the film were Ek chanchal shokh hasina, Chandni raat hai and Har kasam se badi hai. Then in 1994 he performed for movies like Yeh Dillagi, Anjaam, Raja Babu and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. He won the Filmfare Best Playback singer Award for Yes Boss in 1997. His memorable songs are from the movies Baadshah, Yes Boss, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Josh, Dhadkan, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na and many others. Abhijeet has given his voice for actors such as Shahrukh Khan, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Saif Ali Khan, Bobby Deol, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan, and many others. Amongst his recent numbers one of the most memorable and popular song is "Dhoom tana" from the film Om Shanti Om.
[important title="Event tickets for non-members"]Non-members can purchase tickets for Abhijeet concert at Chabot College on Saturday. We have VIP tickets ($100) and balcony tickets ($50) available with us.[/important]


Sanchita Bhattacharya is the winner of Zee Saregamapa Lil'l Champs 2006. Till now Sanchita gave her playback in 22 films. Some of her Bengali films are Kolir Arjun, O My Love, Bondhu Esho Tumi, Kine de Reshmi Churi, Dada Jini, Megh Mukto Akash, Krishna and many more. Her extraordinary performance in the Bollywood industry are in the films like Bal Ganesha, Mithya and Maan Baora.


[important title="Event tickets for non-members"]Non-menbers can purchase tickets for Sanchita concert at Chabot College on Saturday and Sunday. We only have balcony tickets ($40) available for this show.[/important]