(Bengali New Year)
এসো, এসো, এসো হে বৈশাখ
তাপসনিশ্বাসবায়ে মুমূর্ষুরে দাও উড়ায়ে,
বৎসরের আবর্জনা দূর হয়ে যাক
যাক পুরাতন স্মৃতি, যাক ভুলে যাওয়া গীতি,
অশ্রুবাষ্প সুদূরে মিলাক।
মুছে যাক গ্লানি, ঘুচে যাক জরা,
অগ্নিস্নানে শুচি হোক ধরা
O Boishakh, I call on you
Dust away all that’s dying with your ascetic breath
Let the year’s dross go.
Let go old memories, let go forgotten melodies,
Let mists of the eye thin far away into dissolution.
Let weariness be erased, infirmity cease,
Hallowed be the Earth to bathe in your fire
Please join us in celebrating Bengali New Year (পহেলা বৈশাখ ১৪২৯) on April 23, 2022. We are very excited to have an in-person event after a long two years! We hope to see all of you with your family and friends. The event will start at 4pm with some snacks, adda, followed by a general body meeting (GBM) to discuss BAM finances and future plans. We will have a cultural program starting at 6pm, followed by dinner.
Please purchase your ticket by April 16, 2022, so that we can arrange for the correct amount of food.
If anyone wants to perform in the cultural program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16, 2022.
Location: Wellspring United Methodist Church, 5702 S Hill Dr, Madison, WI 53705
Event details (April 23, 2022 from 4pm - 11pm):
4:00 - 5:00 pm Snacks (Spicy/Jhalmuri, Singara)
5:00 - 5:45 pm GBM
6:00 - 7:30 pm Cultural program
7:45 - 9:00 pm Dinner
(Echar’er dalna, Chicken Rezala, Dhokar dalna, Cholar dal, Jeera Rice and more!)
9:00 - 10:00pm Cleaning and pack up
Please feel free to bring homemade sweets to the occasion to share with others. We follow this tradition in Bijoya Sammilani that did not take place for last two years.