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Probini New Year Celebration

PROBINI FOUNDATION INC.

IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION FOR THE NEEDY AND THE ORPHANS

80-56 251 Street, Queens, New York 11426

CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ITS

NEW YEAR / NABABARSHA [1 BAISAKH 1408] CELEBRATION,

AND AWARD PRESENTATION

on

Saturday, April 28, 2001

Time: 12:30 PM

LUNCH

at

Santoor Restaurant

257-05 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, Queens

[Tel: 718-343-3939. One mile south of LIE Exit 32, then 4 blocks east on Union]

Honorees:

Samaj Bandhu Award [Friend of the Community]

Drs. Sudhangshu & Ratna Karmakar, Activists, New Jersey

Mr. Walter Picardo, Founder, Nav-Nirman, New York

Mr. & Mrs. Moazzam & Rafiya Khan, Social Workers, SAMAR, New York

Guests:

Dr. Meena Alexander, Distinguished Professor & Writer, City Univ. of New York

Mr. Rajeswar Prasad, Activist and former President, Long Island India Association

Dr. Dipak Haldar, Professor, St. John’s University & former President, Cultural Association of Bengal

Information: Drs. Sachi G. & Shefali S. Dastidar [718] 343-0189, Mr. Dilip Chakrabarty [718-297-5420], Mr. Pijush Dey [718] 268-1392, Mr. Anjan Halder [718- 470-9413], Ms. Joy Karim [718-847-5109] ,Mr. Sushen Mitra [718-478-0761]

Mr. Shrikant Mookherji [516-877-0120], Dr. Kusumita Pedersen [718-526-3973], Mr. Gerry Weber [516-433-1302]

PROBINI FOUNDATION INC., 80-56 251 ST., QUEENS, NY 11426 Name:_________________________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________________

E-mail____________________________________Tel: [Home]__________________

[Work]___________________________

Enclosed is a check for $ ___________ # of guests______________

(Suggested Donation: $30.00, any additional donation will benefit the children.] I am sorry, I can’t attend but wish to make a contribution of $_____________. Please make checks payable to PROBINI Foundation.

RSVP BY April 21, 2001

Projects: Bangladesh - Comilla Ramakrishna Orphanage, Gandhi Ashram, Dhaka Girls Orphanage, Barisal Ramakrishna Mission School, Chittagong Jagatpur Ashram Orphanage, Netrokona Orphanage, Dinajpur Sweeper Colony School; India - Calcutta Children’s Welfare Association Orphanage.

Sri Chinmoy Honors Probini Members

By KUSUMITA P. PEDERSEN

Sachi and Shefali Dastidar along with their daughter Joyeeta and son Shuvo paid a long-awaited personal visit to Sri Chinmoy at "Aspiration-Ground" on 164th Street in Jamaica Hills, opposite Annam Brahma Restaurant. This outdoor meeting place, more usually known as "the tennis court," is the venue of most of the functions held by Sri Chinmoy and his students during all but the coldest times of year. Sri Chinmoy welcomed Sachi and Shefali with a special program in their honor.

Sri Chinmoy needs no introduction. The occasion happened to be the meditation session, open to the public, which Sri Chinmoy holds each month. After the formal meditation Sri Chinmoy asked the whole Dastidar family to come and sit in front in the place of honor. I introduced each of them and then read aloud Sri Chinmoy's illuminating answer to a question Sachi had asked, published in a book of questions asked by university professors. The question was, "I am told that God is an all-powerful and merciful Mother. How can She allow the deliberate killing of small children by men in times of war?"

This was followed by singing of "Amar Sonar Bangla," the national anthem of Bangladesh, Sri Chinmoy's song "Janani Chatrala" and then a special song just written that very day in honor of his guests by Sri Chinmoy commented later, "We were surprised, and I can't describe the feeling! We look forward to many more joyful meetings in the years to come."

Sri Chinmoy'sown English translation of the original Bengali:

Peace, Peace,
Peace within my heart reigns
  supreme.
The soul-stirring flute of Lord
  Krishna is being played
In my heaven and on my earth.
The destruction-shadows of dark
  demons
And the ignorance-delusion of
  sombre night
Lie long-buried in the depths of
  my body, mind, heart and life.
My aspiration-flames ever swim
  across
The expanse of Your
Compassion-Waters.

 

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