In spite of the bitter cold and early snow flourish, there was a large gathering at 2016 Saraswati puja and the program went smoothly. Some members from as far as upstate New York and some new members joined us. We welcome them with open arms and heart to our community. Thanks to all participants for their excitement, devotion, commitment and keeping our community vibrant. Our volunteers/organizers were standby in each and every section of this event and did a wonderful job. Our women volunteers were in full spirit in preparing Bhoga/Prasad, in decoration, in kitchen and getting our kids ready. Kids participated in poster exhibition, reciting devotional songs, prayers, decorations, and puja. Some kids proudly went ahead to tell others that they speak in Odia (Aame Odia Kahun) and formed a group. Like previous years, this year’s puja was performed by Priest Pitambar Sarangi and Rabi Tripathy. This was a true all-hand-effort in display to execute it successfully. I thank all of our volunteers, organizers, and participants from the bottom of my heart.
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Please keep your calendar free Odia Picnic. It will be in June and the exact date will be communicated soon.
(On behalf of OSA NY-NJ Management)