July
2011

Vol. 11 - No. 1


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Folk singer Swapan Basu

An Event to Remember 

By Our Correspondent

 

Visitors with Actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty

 

The Second Regional Bengali Conference (RBC) 2011 was held between June 24-26 at Embassy Suites, Franklin (Cool Spring South), Tennessee.  The Host: Bengali Association of Greater Nashville (BAGN).  It was inaugurated by the Vice Mayor of Franklin, Hon. Clyde Barnhill and attended by the Mayor of Nashville, Hon. Karl Dean and Counselor for Community Affairs from Embassy of India, Washington D.C., Ranbir Singh.


Like last year, the program was a grand success.  Two thousand Indians from all over the country, Canada, India and Bangladesh attended the event.  As the conference is fast becoming one of the most important one of its kind, several businessmen, industrialists, doctors, scientists, engineers, performers and students thronged to the venue.  

 

In the medical forum alone were 70 doctors and scientists from all over USA while the business forum saw the participation of 100 industrialists, businessmen, economists and management personalities.

Famous artists, singers, instrumentalists, authors, dancers and actors from India and Bangladesh viz. Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Arindam Gangully, Manomoy Bhatyacharjee, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Aneek Dhar, Anwesha Dutta Gupta and Swapan Basu graced the occasion. 

 

 

Participants of the Children’s Program

 

The Cultural programs comprised song, drama and dance.  The business, medical and youth forums along with the film festival were equally well received.

 

Spokesperson for RBC and Vice president (RBC 2011), Subhankar Mukhopadhyay beamed at the expected turnout, “The cost of attendance was deliberately kept low so that everyone could participate.” 

 

There were special attractions like Indian food outlets and an Indian market for clothing, jewelry, CDs, DVDs, books and house decors with the involvement of some fifty vendors from India, Bangladesh and all over the US.  To sum it up:  RBC 2011 is over but the memories of the three eventful days will be forever etched in memory. 

 

For every information on the event, please visit http://www.rbc2011.org/.

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