Cordially Thanking Everyone for Supporting Bay Area Prabasi & Wish You All A Happy New Year

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As 2020 passes us by, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your unwavering support of Bay Area Prabasi. Your generosity has allowed Prabasi to continue to be a pillar of support for families amid an unpredictable and unprecedented year.

Since the pandemic hit, we’ve been able to uplift thousands of families – including essential workers – with cleaning and health & safety supplies, groceries, and help covering rent and other essential bills for students. During this unprecedented year, Prabasi was also able to bring you the joy of annual celebrations like (Durga Puja and Kali puja) through a hybrid model, while ensuring our members’ safety.

We have been a proud recipient of a Certificate of recognition by the State of California for our community work during this difficult time.

We could not do the work we do without you. From our family to yours, thank you. Here’s to a happy and healthy new year!

Our Accomplishments – 2020

Month/DateCultural & EventsPhilanthropyCommunity Connection
February 2020Saraswati Puja Kids & youth initiative LINK to albumLINKLINK
March 2020In person “Nobo-borsho” celebration postponed due to spread of Pandemic LINKCOVID-19 Response – Set up 24/7 Helpline 1-833-BENGALI – Food & PPE distribution – Overseas visitors health maintenance support LINKTeam Building, Working Committee LINK
April 2020Virtual “Borshoboron” local talents presented ‘prayer & hope’ to uplift the spirit of the community LINKWellness calls & help to seniors of BAP ____________________ LINK
May 2020Rabindra-Nazrul Sandhya Virtual showcasing community talents LINKAmphan relief rations to impacted areas of Hooghly & Sunderbans (West Bengal) LINKLINK
June 2020GBM (Zoom) Link to 2020 Deck presented in General Body Meeting 2020 & Virtual professional concertConcert in support of musical accompanists of Bengal impacted due to Covid-Amphan Lopa-Joy LINKPlanning for community connections Story timeDigital PhotographyTheater Workshop
July 2020New Fiscal Year 2020-2021. *Official Board was in place with nine members. *Three  Advisors (2 New) *A new budget for a challenging  pandemic year.Amphan care donation to Sunderbans  (MUKTI) LINKOnline Storytelling for kids 4 to 7 years of age. Link
August  2020Aksathay Anindya-Upal virtual concert LINK Classically Kaushiki & Madhubanti Virtual concert LINKConcerts in support of musical accompanists of Bengal impacted due to Covid-Amphan Resources for the Bay Area wildfire was emailed to all members. LINKOnline Photography workshops for young adults & adults. LINK
September 2020Mahalaya LINK __________________ Next Gen celebration Hemanta Mukherjee -Centennial LINKPlanning aid for CA Fire relief started but is unfinished. LINKTheater workshop for teens. LINK
October 2020HYBRID Durga Pujas In-person OR  from safety of your home LINK For members only Safety First: Durga Puja choice – In person with all safety measures; Fri Oct 23rd LINK    For members only E-Magazine Professional authors of Kolkata ____________________ Pujor Jalsa (Virtual) Sat-Sun Oct. 24-25 LINK For members only
November 2020Virtual Kali Puja LINKCollaboration w/ Fremont TempleVirtual concert Shyama Sangeet by Gurjeet
December 2020Canned Food and Non-perishables donation to the ones in need (WIP)