If you are a Hyderabadi Bengali, who will your allegiance be most to - Hyderabad or Bengal? Neither - it's the navratris, and all our allegiance is to Devi!
The Bangiya Sanskritik Sangha is organising a 3-day Banga Sanskritik Utsab and 8-day Sorvojanin Durgotsab, from 22rd September to 2nd October, at the Keyes High School Grounds.
Bangiya Sanskritik Sangha is a association of Hyderabadi Bengalis, coming together on occasions of Bangla festivals, especially Durga Navratris. They organise the Navratris on a grand and traditional scale, with almost the whole Bangla population of the twin cities flocking to the venue for these once-in-a-year festivities.
On the occasion of the Navratris, one of the most important festivals of Bengal, the Bangiya Sanskritik Sangha is organising a 3-day Banga Sanskritik Utsav 2006, with a host of traditional Bengali programs and cultural events, to be inaugurated by Dr Geeta Reddy, Minister for Tourism, Sugar and Industry, Government of Andhra Pradesh, on 22nd September 6:30PM.
This will be followed by an 8-day Sarovojanin Durgotsab 2006 from 25th September, as below:
Banga Sanskritik Utsav 2006
7:00PM - Bengali Songs by Arun Chakraborty, Bengali Playback Singer and Actor
8:30PM - Bengali Songs by Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta
7:00PM - Bengali Songs by Banashri Sengupta
8:00PM - Bengali Songs by Madhumanti Moitra
9:00PM - Music Performance by Dohar, a Bangla Band Group
7:30PM - Dance performance by Shilajeet, Bengali Singer and Actor
9:00PM - Dance ballet by Anjika of Kolkata, dance performance by Priti Patel, an international Manipuri dance
Sarvojanin Durgotsab 2006
7:30PM - Fancy dress competition for children
8:30PM - Children's play
9:30PM - Performance by Kinshuk
8:30Pm - Dance ballet by Mudra of Kolkata
7:00PM - Installation of Goddess Durga and inauguration of Utsav by Rameshwar Thakur, Governor of AP
8:30PM - Jatrapala - a historic Bengali play
7:30PM - Geeti Alekhya, a dance ballet by Sritama Ghosh
8:30PM - Musical nite by B S S Band of Kolkata
10:30AM - Music Competitions
11:00AM - Recitations Competitions
7:30PM - Dance Ballet by Swapna Dutta, Sunanda Sengupta and Group
8:30PM Prateek Choudhury Musical Nite (A famous Bengali and Hindi Playback Singer from Kolkata)
10:30 to 11:30AM - Drawing and Quiz Competitions
11:30AM - Uloo Dhwani and Shankha Dhwani Competitions
7:00PM - Prize distribution for winners of various competitions conducted
8:00PM - Bengali Play
9:00PM - Dance Ballet by Dancer's Guild from Kolkata
11:00AM - Antakshari and Quiz Competitions
8:00PM - Bengali Songs by Debojit and Ridhi Bandopadhyay from Kolkata
9:00PM - Hemachandra and Himabindu Musical Nite
10:00AM - Sports and Dandia
5:00PM - Immersion of Goddess Durga at Tank Bund.
Food stalls and Commercial stalls will be set-up for the convenience of visiting public. There is no entry fee for the festival.
Please contact 2711-3090, 2773-0174 for further details.