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Saraswati Puja 2023

We cordially invite you for our upcoming event, Saraswati Puja 2023 on Saturday, January 28th 2023 and seek your active participation to make this event successful


The venue is:


Alexandria Room, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, CT

Just like any of our earlier programs, we’ll have several attractions on the Puja.    


Food –    Following the tradition of Saraswati Puja, we’ll serve lunch prepared by our members cooked on premise. We’ll seek several volunteers for help in the kitchen
Cultural Program –  We’ll be seeking nominations from our junior members for cultural performances (song, dance, recitation etc).      Art Competition for Kids – There will be a Sit and Draw competition for the kids who would like to participate. You can bring your own colors if you like.    
   Please write to us back if you want to volunteer in any of the events.    

Timing: 

    Pujo will start at 11 AM and we’ll have Pushpanjali at 12 PM. Prasad distribution and Lunch will follow.  Please send us a note if you are interested in Hate-Khori.  

Kids Cultural Program will start approx at 2:30 PM

Please RSVP and pay the donation in using the links below:

Donation – Members

Per Family Donation

$40.00

Donation – Non Members

Per Family Donation for non members

$60.00

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Parichoy Hemanta Utsav 2022

Parichoy announces Hemanta Utsav 2022 to be held on Sunday Nov 13th, 2022 at Congregational First Church in Middletown, 3 PM to 6 PM. 

Please save the date and block your calendar. Excited to see you all there.

Participation requests will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.  For better planning please send your nominations by Oct 16th 2021,  Please send your entries to parichoyctorg@gmail.com. Slots will be provided till available.

Please start preparing for any solo or group performance for Hemanta Utsav. In alignment with Parichoy’s objective, we would recommend the theme of the performances to be in bengali.

Please note the following guidelines for program participation –

  • Multiple performances by the same person are not allowed – please restrict to the one which is your best.
  • Individual performance requests will be accepted only from Parichoy members.
  • Please briefly mention the nature and duration of your segment [e.g. Song/Instrument/ Recital/Recitation/Dance (type) etc] and any specific sound requirement you may need for your program. Participants are required to bring their own instruments for the purpose.
  • Non-members can participate in group performances, if performing with one or more Parichoy members. There is a registration fee of $5 per child (non-member)and $10 per adult (non-member).
  • Following participation duration guidelines shall be followed
    • Kid’s Solo – 3 minutes/child
    • Adult’s Solo –  6 minutes/adult
    • Group Performance (short) – ≤10 minutes. (min 3 Parichoy members or their children).
    • Group Performance (long) – 20-25 minutes. (min 5 Parichoy members or their children).

For any questions please reach out us at parichoyctorg@gmail.com.

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Parichoy Annual Program 2022

Parichoy Annual Program 2022 was on June 11th 2022 at East Catholic High School, Manchester CT

Thank you for your participation in the Annual Program of 2022. We thank you for participation and support. We truly appreciate the feedback and comments that we have received.  We are encouraged by the positive feedback and will look for more. 

   Our gratitude towards all the participants and their families on this program for their tireless efforts, dedication and flexibility on months long rehearsals and shootings to make this program happen.    

   Kudos to the coordinators 

Pameli Basak – for working with the kids and present us a mesmerizing celebration on 75th year of independence of India, “Ma Tomay Pronaam” and a tribute, “Sroddhanjali” to respected shri Bappi Lahiri, Geetosree Sandhya Mukherjee and Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar.

Srimayee Ray and Sanchita Mitra – for working with the kids and bringing us the amazing drama ‘Pakhi Pora based on “Tota Kahini” by Rabindranath Tagore. thanks to Priyanka Mukherjee, Tanusree Roy, Upali Nag and all parents of the kids participated in the drama.

Kasturi SenBhunia – for such a nostalgic melodies of Rabindranath tagore, “Sudha Sagar”. This was a true refreshing program with different genres of Rabindra Sangeet. 

Tania Chandra – for bringing us with such a fascinating concept “Bala Nacho to Dekhi” and captivating execution of the same. It was mesmerizing to watch. 

Kaushik Mitra and Sumilita Mukherjee –  for such an awakening drama “Astitva”. This drama showed us life from different angles and perceptions.

    Thanks to all the  production and post production teams to pull it all together and bring us a remarkable presentation

   Special Thanks to our hosts of the program Somreeta SharmaSusmita Mukheerjee, Animesh Chandra and Sanchita Maitra for keeping us engaged and entertained in between the segments. 

   We wanted to acknowledge the help and support for all of you to make this program happen. We would also like to specially recognize the continued voluntary support from Soumitro Mukherjee, Biprajeet Roy, Girija Shankar Bhuniya, Mainak Biswas, Kinjal Guha, Sayan Bagchi, Aveek Bhattacharya, Kaustav Mukherjee, Arindam Guha, Joybrata Dasand Animesh Chandra for videography, sound, food distribution and on-stage support.  

  In case you have missed the Premier, the program, and all other previous ones are now available to view in YouTube directly

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuwbxdmwu9ufdiqoEig06yA/videos

   Please share this program link with your friends and family and drop us a comment. Also you can subscribe to our channel for more programs and updates.

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Parichoy Annual Picnic 2022

Parichoy’s annual picnic is on August 6th

We are looking to have loads of fun, games and a mouth-watering lunch with BBQ and other refreshments.

Venue: Crystal Lake Park, Middletown , CT
Time11:30 AM 

Don’t forget to bring your swimming gears to have fun in the lake. Also please bring any sports equipment that you have such as soccer, badminton, volleyball, cricket bat and ball.  We have plenty of activities in the park and games for kids and adults. 

We’ll be doing the grilling similar to previous years and looking for volunteers on the grill, please drop us a note if you would like to showcase your skill at the grill.

Our special attraction this time is what is very near and dear to every bengali’s heart : “mangsho bhat“. Some of our volunteers have graciously offered to cook the ‘chatushpad’ in the typical bangali picnic style. So, save your appetite for delicious feast.

In order, to get a headcount we need you to RSVP and pay the nominal fee for the picnic.

Update (as of 7/31)

The Registration is closed as of July 30th. Thank you all for your RSVP. We’ll see you at the picnic.

Annual Program 2022 Schedule

Saturday June 11th

4:00 PM Opening songs : Ma Tomay Pronam

Presented by
Simran Basu,Aishi banerjee,Aryan Khanna,Yuvraj Das,Arkoraj Das,Aishani Nag,Riddhima Roy,Aakash Mitra, Aniron Pal,Aishani Bagchi,Siara Patra,Arohi Sen,Akshaj Shil,Hrishith Mukherjee,Maitreyi Sophie Sen,Anwesha Chanda ebong Suhani Ghosh.

Coordinated By : Pameli Basak

4:15 PM: Songs: Shraddhanjali

4:20 PM Songs : Sudha Sagar

A Musical Performance by

Antara, Aparna, Amran, Aveek, Biprojit, Devansh, Girija, Malay, Rituparna, Samita, Sohini, Somnath, Soumitro, Somnath Sureet, Susmita, Upali & Vivek

Directed by : Kasturi SenBhunia

5:40 PM Kids Drama : Tota Kahini

Tota-pakhi: Arkoraj Das
Chto pakhi: Arohi Sen, Ameyaa Pal, Kiara Mukherjee
Pakhi, Sepahi, abong Khancha rokhona-bekhkhone-Aakash Mitra, Yuvan Tagore
Pakhi, Punthi lekhok- Siara Patra, Aishani Bagchi
Bachha, Sekra, Kamar : Akshaj Shil
Bachha, Ninduk – Suhani Ghosh
Porishod – Riddhima Roy, Maitreyi Sophie Sen
Pandit- Aryaan Khanna, Hrishith Mukherjee
Dadu ar Kotoyal – Avismit Bhattacharya
Dida- Aishani Nag
Montri- AArshabh Pattanayak
Bhagina- Yuvraj Das
Raaja – Aniron Pal

Supported by:

Upali Nag- help with the script, pakhir khancha;
Amara and Ayan- Stage backdrop, other set preparation
Bharati- Raja ar Matri-r mukut
Stage light- Mainak
Sound – Ayan
Stage set up- Malay, Kaustav, Aveek

Directed By:

Bachhader Naach-Priyanka Mukherjee , Tanusree Roy
Samagro anusthan Parichalona : Srimayee Ray
sahojogita : Sanchita Maitra Chatterjee

6:15 Dance Program : Bala Nacho to Dekhi

Directed by : Tania Chandra

7:00 PM : Natok : Astitva

Presented by :

Animesh Chandra, Sumilita Mukherjee, Kaustav Mukherjee, Joybrata Das, Sanchita Maitra Chatterjee, Rahul Roy, Malay Nag, Soumitra Mukherjee, Mainak Biswas, Jayeeta Chatterjee , Dhrubajyoti Chatterjee, Nirupam Basu, Raja Banerjee, Kaushik Mitra, Vivekbrata Basu

Directed By: Kaushik Mitra, Sumilita Mukherjee

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Annual Program 2022- Rehearsal Information

Please find below the rehearsal contact and calendar for the rehearsal.

Venue 1: Sri Satyanarayana Swamy temple in Middletown, CT

11 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457

Venue 2 :  East Side Neighborhood Resource Center, Manchester, CT

153 Spruce St, Manchester, CT 06040

Dates

DateLocationTime
Saturday, Mar 26th 2022Manchester3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 2nd 2022Manchester3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 9th 2022Middletown3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 16th 2022Middletown3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 23rd 2022Manchester3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 30th 2022Middletown3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 7th 2022Manchester3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 14th 2022Middletown3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 21st 2022
Sunday, May 22nd 2022
Manchester3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 28th 2022Middletown3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, June 4th 2022Manchester &
Middletown
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Contacts:

Children’s drama: : Sanchita Maitra
Children’s music: Pameli Basak
Dance: Tania Chandra
Music: Kasturi SenBhunia
Drama : Kaushik Mitra and Sumilita Mukherjee

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Annual Program 2022

Parichoy Annual Program 2022 is coming up on June 11th 2022.

Please save the date and plan to attend the event.

We celebrate the Bengali culture of songs, drama, dance with performances by our members. Please join us as we pay tribute to the talented artists of Bengal and help our young generation to familiarize with our heritage.

Saturday, June 11th 2022 from 4 PM to 9 PM at

East Catholic High School Auditorium

115 New State Rd, Manchester, CT 06042

Please reach the venue before 4 PM to check in and get to the Auditorium.

Programs:

  • Children’s drama: Coordinated by Sanchita Maitra, Srimayee Ray
  • Children’s music: Coordinated by Pameli Basak
  • Dance Program: coordinated by Tania Chandra 
  • Music Program: coordinated by Kasturi SenBhunia 
  • Drama : Coordinated by Kaushik Mitra and Sumilita Mukherjee

Admission Free for all.

Food Packets and Snacks will be available for purchase

Please reach us at parichoyctorg@gmail.com for details and information.

Snacks are available for purchase on premise (cash), pre-purchase needed for dinner packets

  • Veg Packet ($10) per person
  • Non Veg Packet ($15) per person

<Pre-purchase option for the Dinner Packet is now closed. >


Our Sponsors for the Event

RSM Rocky Hill

Reddy Realty LLC

Godavari Hartford

New York Life Insurance Company

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Saraswati Puja 2022

February 5th, 2022

We cordially invite you for Saraswati Puja 2022 on February 5th 2022

Location : Alexandria Room Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, CT

Time : 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

           11:00 AM – Puja Start 

          12:00 PM – Pushpanjali (in batches) 

          12:45 PM – Hate Khori 

            1:00 PM – Prasad Distribution 

            1:30 PM – Boxed Lunch 

            2:30 PM – Kids Cultural Program  

Lunch cooked by our members on premise will be provided.

Other Events & Attractions
  • Cultural Program – Kids cultural performances (song, dance, recitation etc).      
  • Alpona Competition  – Alpona and the artistry around it has been an integral part of Saraswati Puja in bengal. We want to celebrate this part of our culture in this year’s puja

This will be a member only event and only the RSVP’d members are expected to be  attending.

We’ll follow the prevailing state guidelines for indoor gathering and we’ll be requiring all attendees to wear  masks.  

 If you expect the vaccine eligible family members are not fully vaccinated by the time of the event, please do not RSVP and let us know via email.

Cultural Program Nomination
     Please send your nominations to participate in the cultural program (Song/Recitation).   

  • In alignment with Parichoy’s objective, we require all the performances to have a Bengali theme
  • Nominations are going to be accepted on a first come first serve basis and limited to one nomination per individual.
  • Individual performances are requested to be limited to 3-4 mins      
  • Kids’ performances are going to be given precedence if we exceed the allotted time.    

Please send your nominations by sending an email to Parichoyctorg@gmail.com

Alpona Competition


    Please show us your creative side and your skills on the art of Alpona. Please have the beautiful creation at home on a piece of large black or white chart paper and bring that over to the venue. We’ll put that on display. Kindly refer to the attached guidelines for the submission. No pre nomination needed, please bring the artwork to the venue. 

Guidelines:

  • Media:
    • a. Black art paper or foam board or poster paper (easily available in dollar Tree type stores)
    • b. White Acrylic color should be used to draw the Alpona. No other color is encouraged.
    • c. Brushes can be used to draw the Alpona
    • d. Traditional designs used in Bengal are more encouraged.
  • Draw the Alpona at home as per your convenience and bring it to the venue
  • Please write your name at the back side of the paper/board, no name should be on the front side
  • Alpona can be in Portrait or landscape mode
  • If someone is making the Alpona thinking of some specific occasion, like marriage, Laxmi Puja etc., please mention that in the back side of the paper/board
  • Judgement will be based on public opinion (Parichoy will decide on how to collect the public opinion)
  • All artwork may be displayed in Parichoy website or Facebook page.
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Annual Program 2021

13-June-2021 (Sunday)

Online

Thank you for your participation in the premier of our Online Annual Program of 2021. We thank you for participation and support. We truly appreciate the feedback and comments that we have received.  We are encouraged by the positive feedback and will look for more.

Our gratitude towards all the participants and their families on this program for their tireless efforts,  dedication and flexibility on months long rehearsals and shootings to make this program happen.   

   Kudos to the coordinators

            Ankur Basu & Rituparna BasuDas – for working with the kids and bringing us the amazing tribute to Rabindranth Thakur, ‘Rabi Parichoy’. We have indeed seen a new perspective and seen his works through the eyes of our youngsters.

             Kasturi SenBhunia – for such a nostalgia with the Bangla Band, ‘Bangla Bander Itibrittyo’. This was a true refreshing program with different flavors.

            Tania Chandra – to bring us such a sweet concept ‘Mon Kharap er Janmodin’ and captivating execution of the same. It was mesmerizing to watch.

Thanks to all the post production teams to pull it all together and bring us a remarkable presentation

Special Thanks to our hosts of the program Susmita Mukheerjee, Raima Maitra and Sanchita Maitra for keeping us engaged and entertained in between the segments.

Congratulations on your achievement Dr Sankar Ghosh and thank you for joining us and explaining your work. you are a great inspiration and we are delighted to have you with us.

We wanted to acknowledge the help and support for all of you to make this program happen. We would also like to specially recognize the continued voluntary support from Soumitro Mukherjee and Animesh Chandra for their support on this program.     

In case you have missed the Premier, the program is now available to view in YouTube directly

For the Full Program please click image or access the link below

Annual Program 2021

Here are some of the additional links for your easy access to the specific program segments

             Kids Performances -  Rabi Parichoy            0:06:20 
                  Kids Performances Segments 
                               Natok  - Sahaj Path         0:20:19 
                               Natok  - Roger Chikitsa     0:29:14 
                               Dance - Ritu Rango          0:40:20                              

              Bangla Band er Itibrittyo                    1:02:06   
         
              Mon Kemoner Janmodin                         2:15:53 
              Felicitation of Dr Sankar Ghosh              2:05:10 

Please share this program link with your friends and family and drop us a comment. Also you can subscribe to our channel for more programs and updates. Looking forward for your continued participation. 

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Annual Picnic 2021

August 14th, 2021

Location : Hop Brook Park, 4 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, CT 06762
                Shelter: 002 (Meadows Shelter)

Thank you all for attending the Picnic on August 14th and making the event a fun and memorable one. 

Special thanks to the volunteers who had come forward to help and organize such an event.  We would like to thank Rashmoni (Mona) and Malay for all the pre arrangements for the event. We had outstanding help from Debashish, Raja, Arya, Joybrata and Dip to get all the fresh off the grill items. We thank Ankur for the last minute delightful addition of bhelpuri. Also we thank Raj and Sayan for running errands and arranging items on time.   

Thank you Rituparna for arranging all the games and activities with support from Amara and Raisa.  

We hope you have all enjoyed the day and will be looking forward to having you all in our upcoming events. 

For those who have missed the event, please check out our facebook post for the glimpse.