Saraswati Puja, 2017
Date: February 4, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Venue: Midway Park
Address : 5100 Post Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
Organizer(s) : Sudhansu Padhi, Bhabani Das, Rashmi Ghosh
Home-made Yummy Odia Food

Cost:
1 Adult - $20
Family (Father+Mother+up to 1 Kid ) - $35
Any additional Members (> 5 YEARS) - $5 Per Head

Agenda:
Puja - 10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
Pushpanjali - 11.30 AM - 12.00 PM
Bhoga Sevan - 12.00 PM - 12.30 PM
New Member introduction - 12.30 PM - 12.45 PM
GOS Working Committee Selection - 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Cultural programs - 1:15 PM - 2.15 PM
Demonstration of GOS website - 2.15 PM - 2.30 PM
Lunch - 2.30 PM - 3.30 PM
Wrap up - 3.30 PM - 4.15 PM

Deadline for Registration : 31st Jan 2017
***Please RSVP as soon as possible to help Organizers in planning the first GOS event of 2017.
GOS Cancellation Policy Applies. Last Date to Cancel : 31st January, 2017

Pictures By Micky Mishra

Accounting & Final List of People who signed up for the event :
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Comments
Susmita Tripathy
Many thanks to the organizing committee for a wonderfully executed Saraswati puja 2017. A special shoutout to Juhi for the lovely decoration. Great food, good cultural activity, beautiful decoration, and above and beyond great company. I am sure our talented photographers will be posting the photos soon that will showcase the great time we all had. Looking forward to Holi and Utkal Diwas celebrations.


Micky Mishra
Thanks to the organizing committee for such a wonderfully articulated event.

Deepawali is up next!!


Manoj Das
Yet another fabulous event!

Starting with the contemporaneous mantra chanting and invocation of Maa Saraswati. The virtuoso performances by the young ones. The brilliant Emceeing; orchestrated like clockwork. The commemoration of two milestones and the 'sweet' surprise to boot. The culinary delights savored with extreme pleasure. The incantation of shlokas and the rendition of some old classics to round off the meal.

Last but not least, the camaraderie and sense of community to pull together and finish what was started in the morn of this auspicious day.

Bravissimo organizers and volunteers!

Awaiting the festival of colors with bated breath for we know that something very special is in the offing.

A warm welcome to the new working committee. Please know we are only a phone call away.


Shashibhushan Rath Thanks Organizers for pulling yet another great event. The event was flawless in terms of sequence/timing of the sub-events, decoration, food, cultural activities/MC and last but not the least, socializing(khatti).

Thanks and appreciate Nitu, Liza and Nina nani for taking up the next event "HOLI" and coming up with new idea to celebrate the way it should be celebrated with COLOR. Looking forward to see you all in HOLI.


Tapan Lenka
A BIG Thank to Organizers and the Working committee to pull out another successful event. We know that what it takes to organize an event and manage a group of people sacrificing their personal time. A word of appreciation is the only thing we should give them back as a return. There may be small flaws while organizing these events as we are not professionals to manage which should be ignored for greater interest of the society but also should welcome constructive suggestions to improve the experience.

Also, on behalf of the GOS, we would like to thank the working committee for their wonderful initiatives they had taken during their tenure. Some of them as below as per my knowledge.

1. Improved GOS website
2. Introduction of GOS annual Track event
3. Introduction of GOS tennis competition.
4. Introduction of GOS youth development program
5. Automatic Payment gateway
6. And many more........ and looking forward more.......


Notes from Organizers
A big thank you to all of you, who came to the Puja and mad it a grand success. Without your support, we couldn't have done it. Together, we made it. Those who couldn't come, we missed you. Hope to see you at Holi.

A big "Thank You you" to our wonderful GOS families, who took time from their busy schedule and prepared yummy dishes.

A Big "Thank You" to those families, who couldn't couldn't made it to the event, but they kept their word and prepared the food and send it to the event for all of us.

A Big "Thank You" to those families, who took out time, prepared the food for the Puja, but out of their generosity, they did not reimburse the expenses. It definitely helps with GOS fund.

A Big "Thank You" to all the wonderful volunteers ( hosting/serving/cleaning up), who stayed till the last moment and helped us with the activities and wrap up.

Each one is a best example of True Gosian spirit.

Note -
- If you had signed up, but couldn't made it to the event because of some conflict and did not send us cancellation request before 01/31, as er GOS policy, do send your contributions to Subodh Bhai.
- If you are yet to reimburse any of your expenses, do send a note to Subodh Bhai and get ti reimbursed asap.
- If you had joined today and have not made your payment yet, do send your contributions to Subodh Bhai asap.

May the divine grace of Goddess be with you and your family today and always.

See you all at Holi. Till then Take Care !!!!