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A message from 2017 Durga Puja Chairpersons:

Bichitra Durga Puja celebration will be held for the 38th uninterrupted year.

Durga Puja is "sarbojanin"; i.e.. the puja that belongs to all. Overwhelming support that Bichitra receives each year, goes to prove that Durga Puja always remains in our heart.

Please join us with your family and friends to celebrate the 38th Durga Puja from September 27, Wednesday to September 30, Tuesday at the St. Anne Hindu Temple. Bijoya Sommiloni: October 8, 2017; 6:30PM; 10 Redcliffe Road (Fort Richmond Baptist Church), This will be an RSVP event.

We would like to invite you all for the  Shree Shree Durga Puja of 2017. An electronic Invitation card will be sent out soon. A very few hard copies of the invitation will be sent to our senior members by regular mail.

Bichitra would like to congratulate Karabi (Rimi) Roy Chowdhury for taking the leading role as a Chairperson of 2017 Durga Puja.  In terms of Puja donation, it was a great success last year. Many members paid above and beyond the minimum suggested donations.

Similar to last year, Bichitra’s executive committee has decided to keep the same minimum suggested donation amount (Chanda):

  • $150 per Family.
  • $100 per Single member.
  • $50 for Students.
  • $20 per guest per day (Lunch and Dinner): Host member is responsible for the payment.
    Just to let you know that above donation covers the meals for:
  • Sashti (Dinner)
  • Shoptomi (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Oshtomi (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Nabami (Lunch and Dinier)
  • Dashmai (Something will be arranged)
  • Lakshmi Puja (Dinner)
  • Bijaya Sonmmeloni (Dinner)

In addition, the above donation helps us to pay the usage fee of the temple, hosting of the temple on October 8, 2017, and other Puja related costs. If you are
interested to offer Puja Bhog or hosting, please contact with  Karabi Roy Chowdhury.
Members are invited to host for the Puja’s Preetibhoj. The hosting is suggested to be done by contributing ABOVE and BEYOND the minimum CHANDA contribution per Family.

Bichitra wil be doing the Puja decoration on September 24th (Sunday), your help will be highly appreciated . Time will be at 2:30 pm.

For any concerns or clarification, Please contact Karabi (Rimi) Roy Chowdhury (204-232-1703) or Asit Dey (204-770-8986).

You will soon receive a welcome note from our Puja's Chairperson (Karabi Roy Chowdhury).


The Executive Committee of Bichitra 

Durga Puja Invitation Card 2017