Dear Friends,

Cooler weather brings beautiful fall color here in Michigan and for us, Bengalis, it is exciting time again to host Maa Durga and her children - the greatest Bengali tradition. On September 26-27, we will celebrate Maa Durga’s yearly visit at Lamphere High School in Madison Hts with devotional puja, personal anjali, evening arati with drum beats, and sindur-exchange for women.

We are arranging great food, beautiful music and dances to celebrate our connection to Bengal. Please come – join us with your family and friends, catch up with your old friends and make new ones. In 2014 , Bichitra also reaches her 40 year milestone and we will celebrate with a cake. Please join us; Bichitra committee and I are looking forward to enjoy the Puja with you."

Thank you and Best Regards,
Hirak Chanda
President of Bichitra 2014-2015

An appeal for help on behalf of one of our own- Dave Ghosh:  Please follow the link below for details
 http://www.gofundme.com/8nu15s


Event

Date

Venue

Charitable Cultural Program
June 29, 2014
Troy Community Center
Summer Picnic
August 09, 2014
Boulan Park, Troy
Durga Puja
Sep 26 - 28, 2014
Lamphere High School, Madison Hts.
40-Year Anniversary Oct/Nov 2014 TBD
Holiday Party
December 12, 2014
Troy Community Center
Saraswati Puja
Jan 24, 2015
TBD
Noboborsho Celebration
April 11/18, 2015
Novi Civic Center

 

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Nababarsha 2014
Nababarsha 2014

Saraswati Puja 2014
Saraswati Puja 2014

Durga Puja 2013 - Day 1
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Durga Puja 2013 - Day 2
Durga Puja 2013 Day 2

Durga Puja 2013 - More Pictures
Durga Puja 2013 - More Pics


 
Upcoming Event -- Durga Puja

New_ProtimaBichitra cordially invites you all along with your family and friends to join us in celebrating this year's Durga Puja on Sep 26th to Sep 28th at the Lamphere High School, 610 W 13 Mile Rd.,Madison Heights, MI 48071. This year is special as Bichitra turned 40 years. On this Ruby Anniversary year we are excited that we will be worshiping new Protimas made by the renowned artisans of Kumartuli, Kolkata.

Read Sep 2014 Newsletter here for details....

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Featured Artists (Click on names below)

  • Rajdeep Chatterjee
  • Pratik Shrivastava
  • Smiti Majumdar
  • Manisha Dongre
Rajdeep Chatterjee started learning music at an young age under Pandit Shri Chandrakant Apte, and graduated in Indian Classical music.He was one of the top finalists of Zee TV music show Sa Re Ga Ma L'il Champs in 2006. Rajdeep also participated in Indian Idol-2008 season and was ranked 4th. He was declared as one of the best singers by renowned judges Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Kailash Kher, & Sonali Bendre. Come watch Rajdeep perform on Saturday Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Rajdeep

 

Pratik
Pratik Shrivastava, a young and talented Sarod Player born in 1987, began his musical journey under the training of his grandfather Pandit Rabi Chakraborty, an eminent Sarod player of the Maihar Gharana, and further nurtured his technical virtuosity under the tutelage of his uncle Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty. Pratik has won several awards and scholarships nationally and internationally. Pratik has enamored audiences all over the world with his remarkable talent. Come watch Pratik perform on Sunday Sep 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

 

Smiti Majumdar grew up with music and literature as integral part of her education. She started vocal training at the age of five under the tutelage of Shri Shibnath Mukhopadhyay and received guidance in classical music from Pt. Laxman Krishnarao Pandit. She later advanced her training in Rabindrasangeet under the guidance of Shri Subinoy Roy. Smiti has performed in several cities in India and the US. She will present some beutiful traditional Bengali lyrical compositions of Rabindranath, Dwijendralal Roy, Atulprasad Sen, and Rajanikanta Sen on Sunday Sep 28th at 2:45 PM

Listen to her

Smiti

 

Manisha Dongre is a renowned Kathak dancer from the Metro detroit area. She started learning Kathak at age 12 and received Nritya Alankar (Masters) in Kathak in 1994. She was trained under the tutelage of Guru Manjiri Deo and is blessed with mentoring from Kathak legends Pt. Birju Maharaj and Kathak queen Sitara Devi. Manisha and her group will present a beutiful Kathak repertoire on Saturday, Sep 27 at 4:20pm.

visit her website

Manisha
 

 

 
 

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Ashaan Roy Weisberg was born July 25, 2014 to parents Angkana Roy and Michael Weisberg. Congratulations to the proud parents and grand parents.

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