Durgapuja 2016

The countdown to the much awaited and exciting Sankriti Durga Puja 2016 is on!
Please find below some useful information regarding venue, registration & program timeline for our upcoming event.
We look forward to celebrating this gala occasion with all of you.
Thank you,

Sanskriti BoD 2016

Date : October 8th – 9th, 2016
Venue: Gaitherburg High School
101 Education Blvd.
Gaithersburg MD 20877

Puja Details:

Saturday 8th, Oct 2016 Saptami and Asthami Puja (including Arati): 10 AM to 12 PM
Puspanjali: 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM
Sunday 9th, Oct 2016 Nabami Puja, ChandiPath: 10.30 AM to 11.30 AM.
Kumari Puja: 11.30 AM to 12 PM.
Arati: 12 PM
Puspanjali: 12.15 to 1.15 PM
Bijoya Dashomi Puja and Bisarjon: 1.15 PM to 2 PM

Cultural Programs: Iconic performers from the Kolkata music industry will be entertaining us during this Durga Puja! Famous Bangla Band KAYA and melodious singer Subhamita will mesmerize you with their prime-time performances on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th respectively!

Cultural Program Schedule:

Date Start Type Title Performer
10/8/2016 3.00 PM Dance Songs Sampurna Chakraborty
SATURDAY 3.15 PM Vocal Infinite Circles: A Hula Hoop Dance Piyali Kundu
  3.30 PM Dance DurgaVandana Tania Chatterjee and her team
  3.55 PM Drama Satyaban Fire eso Sambaran Chakraborty, Rima Ray, Kallol Mukherjee, Kumkum bagchi, Shantanu Bagchi and Archana Bandyopadhyay
  5.00 PM TEA BREAK    
  5.30 PM Vocal Muktir Pathajatri Mitali Saha, Nasim Ahmed Sultan, Somesh Chattopadhyay, Sanchari Ghosh, Dipannita Dutta, Kaushik Ray, Sujay Lahiri and Lokesh Bhattacharyya
  6.00 PM Instrumental Sitar Recital Partha Bose (Sitar), Indranil Mallick (Tabla)
  7.30 PM DINNER BREAK    
  9.00 PM Band Kaya Band  
10/9/2016 2.30 PM Dance Hindolam Sreeya Choudhury
SUNDAY 2.50 PM Dance Durga Stuti/ Bharatnatyam Suhita Roy
  3.05 PM   Mahisasurmardini Jeeshna Sengupta
  3.20 PM Dance Group Dance Jayantee Paine and her team
  3.45 PM Vocal Bengali Modern Songs Stuti Banerjee, Sharmi Das, Rajesh Warior and Bijan Sengupta
  4.30 PM TEA BREAK    
  5.30 PM   Subhamitar Gaan  



Culinary Delights: Finger licking Bengali delicacies will be served in Buffet Style by Passage to India restaurant at Bethesda, MD

A Glimpse of the Menu:

October 8th
Lunch Khichuri (Cauliflower, Peas and Potato)
Mixed Vegetable
Macher Kalia
Tomato Chutney
Potato Fries (Children)
Egg-vegetable Noodles (Children)
Afternoon Snacks Bhel Puri
Aloo Tikki
Dinner Saffron Pulao
Cholar Dal with Peas and Coconut
Goat Meat (Kosha)
Mixed vegetable with Paneer
Pineapple Chutney
October 8th
Lunch Pulao with Raisins and Paneer
Vegetable Chop
Chicken Kadhai
Aloo Gobi Muttar
Mango Chutney
Afternoon Snacks Papri Chat
Vegetable Pakora
Dinner Box Vegetable Fried Rice
Chili Chicken
Vegetable Manchurian (Vegetarian)
Vegetable Spring Roll

Registration Rates:

Full Event Registration Rates Online At the Gate
Non-Member Member Non-Member Member
Adult Single $85 $80 $100 $95
Couple $160 $150 $190 $180
Student (w/ ID) $50 $45 $60 $50
Each Dependent Parent or Child (under 12 yrs) $50 $45 $60 $50
Family of 4 (2 parents + 2 children under 12 yrs) $215 $190 $225 $200

Membership Dues:

Annual: $20
Life: $300

Request for Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help out with activities involving Pujo and our Priest, as well as in preparing Bhog. Any community members wishing to participate and volunteer for any of these activities are requested to get in touch immediately.
Please contact Roopa Biswas (roopabiswas@yahoo.com; 216-374 6168) or Mitali Chatterjee (mitali1chatterjee@gmail.com; 240-481 8683).