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Saturday, September 21, 2013

[] Heartfelt Thanks to the Community Members from Prio Bangla Management Team

Dear Community Members:


On behalf of PrioBangla, Inc. we would like to express our sincere gratitude, appreciation, as well as heartfelt "Thank You" to all members of the community who supported us and cameout in thousands to enjoy the day long 2nd annual "Prio Bangla Street Fair 2013".


Your participation from all over the DC metro areas made this all day long cultural extravaganza a huge success.


A total of 60 vendors participated and showcased their products in the street fair. These include, Realty, Insurance, Law Firm, IT Company, Bankers, Jewelry, Clothing, Toys, Handcraft, Art works and delicious food.

This street fair would not have been a reality without the generous support from our sponsors:

We thank our Title Sponsor: Mr. Belayet Hossain, Chairman, Dhaka Home, and Grand Sponsors: Abu Hanip, CEO,PeopleNTech and Shah Feroze, Mass Mutual. Our special thanks also to Attorney Sudeep Bose, Bose Law Firm for his outstanding support.

We also thank the following sponsors for their support:

Patrick Gomez, Keller Williams, Rise and Shine Construction, Inc., Sudeep Bose, Esq, Bose Law Firm, Burhan U Ahmed, Chairman, Hometown Properties, LTD.,, Dr. Ashraf Chowdhury, North West Dental Care, Kazi T. Islam, E&R Tax Solutions, Mohammed Alamgir, Nurl Amin Nuru, Dr. Shahajahan Mahmud, Asia Halal Super Market, Arlington Aladdin Restaurant, Arlington, Masud Ahsan, Quicksell Realty,, Ghorer Khabar, Bangla Bazar, M. Keneth Luhman, Jr, Haward Eales, Inc., Insurance and Bonds,Mohammed Huq (Rajib), Partners Real (PR) Estate, Dalil Ahmed, Weichert Realtors, Moahammed Ali, Agent, Nationwide insurance, Masum Anower, Realtor, Ikon Realty, Abu Haq, Branch Partner, Alcova Mortgage-Lander, Evolveall, Training and Growth CenterArongazeb Syes (Jeb), franchisee, Baja Fresh, Paak Bangla Bazar.


We also thank the following individuals for financial contribution, moral support, logistically and or resource sharing with usMr. Anise Khan, LLI Enterprise, Jamil Khan, Mohammad Hasan,, AJM Hossain, Obayedul Haque Obi, Mohammed Nabi Baki, Rony Rahman, Nurul Amin Jahangir, , Litu Chowdhury, Naryan Debnath,Ashlam MollahMohammed Selim Sheikh, Sharafat Hssain Babu, Udoyon Barua, Mohosina Rimi, Shapna Sharma, Mohammad Abdin, Pradip Ghosh, Tilak Kar, Prabir Das GuptaMahfuzur Rahman, Tapan DuttaMohammad Nazrul Islam, Deb Sharma, Bikash Barua, Nazir Ullah (Long & Foster), Dastagir Jhangir, Shakil Al Mamun Sagor, Zakir Hossain and many more.

Our sincere and heartfelt thanks for the proclamation and appreciation letter from Robert Black, Assistant Secretary, State Department, Senator Mark Warner (Commonwealth of Virginia), Governor Robert F. McDonnell (Commonwealth of Virginia), Arlington County Board Chair Mr. J Walter Tejeda and Board members, Congressman James P. Moran (the 8thDistrict of Virginia) and Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (the 11 District of Virginia).


Many thanks to our Honorable Guests: Ms. Heather Variava, Office Director for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives at Department of State, and  Representative of Arlington County Board MS. Laslie Pelzer (Special Event Manager) and Susan Kalish (Marketing Manager).  


We congratulate following individuals for receiving Exceptional and outstanding Community Service Award form Prio Bangla Street Fair 2013


Attorney Sudeep Bose (Helping Community by Legal Services), Mr. Arifur Rahman Swapan (Moderating Alapon Yahoo Group),  Mr. Biplab Datta  (Serving Community by Photography), Mr. Safi Delwar Kajol (Publishing community news thru, Mr. Shah Feroz. Mass Mutual (For great financial Service), Engineer Abu Hanip, PeopleNTech (For Assist more than 3000 Bangladeshi individual to obtain a IT Job), Mr. Belayet Hossain, Dhaka Home (Bangladeshi Origin Business role Model), Ms. Heather Variava, Department of State (Supporting Bangladeshi Community), Arlington County Board (For supporting Excellent Diversity Program in County wide)

Appreciation letter for Dr. Shameem Huq, Dr. Syed Mahtabuddin Ahmed, Dr. Khairul M. Emran and Dr. Marium Parveen for their volunteer medical consultation service during Street Fair 2013.


We thank the following community organizations for their support: AABEA, ABCI, Arlington Arts, BAAI, BABA, BAGDC, BSWDC, Children's Trust Fund, DCI, Drishtipat,Dhroopad,, Ektara and HealthTrans.


We also thank our media partners: News-Bangla, RadioBanglaDC, 2MinuteTV, Bangladeshi and Ekhon Somoy.


Thanks to our advisor Dr. Jafrul Hasan for coordinating and managing "PrioBangla Medical Advice" booth for this year's street fair.  We would like to appreciate and show our gratitudeto following medical doctors for taking their valuable time and provide free medical consultation service: Dr. Shameem Huq,Dr. Syed Mahtabuddin Ahmed, Dr. Khairul M. Emran, M.D and Dr. Marium Parveen, M.D

We thank Ms. Mushk Ahmed, Ms. Hosne Jafrul, Ms. BindiyaBhattacharjee and Mr. Yatra Coomer for providing volunteer service and helping to run Prio Bangla info desk during street fair.

We thank the following individuals and cultural groups for their time, dedication and effort to showcase their talents:

Sophia Zhong (Sophia's Performing Art Center), The Kenmore Quartet, Ariel Nunez (Fraternidad Cultural Pachamama), Laura Ortiz (Los Quetzales Mexican Dance), Kukuwa African Dance Art Workout, Miss Scarlet (Martial Arts), Abby Dymond and Ashley Clausnitzer (Allure Dance DC)

Dr. Soma Bose (Dance Fusion: Udas Pagol Mon), Performers:Abantika, Adrita, Bijon, Nava, Nezah, Priyanka, Ruponty, Shapna, Srijon, Taj and Tasnuva.

Dr. Patricia Gomez Shukla and Shilpi Rozario (Dance Fusion: Moyna Nacho), PerformersMonisha, Sandra, Peter. Karina, Cathy, Monisha, Sandra and Peter.

Ruma Bhowmik (Musical Dance Fusion: Rail Garita),Performers: Abantika, Vijon, Nava, Ruponty, Srijon, Taj and Tasnuva.

Banibrata Ghosh and Puley Karmakar (Amader Ganer Ashor),Performers: Abhishek Roy (Guitar)Rama Ghosh, Umma Mary Khan, Mousumi Fatema Shiraj, Nazneen Akhter, Sumaya Akter Smarony, Sadia Akter Srabony. Abhishek Roy and Banibrata Ghosh. Jayanta Biswas(Tabla).

Denis D'Rozario (BAKA-Bangladesh American Christian Association Cultural and Instrumental Group ), Performers:Cecilia D'Rozario, Alicia Rego, Maria, Costa, Anthony Rozario, Austin Rozario, Aric Rozario, Roton Rozario, Alex D'Rozario, Subra D'Costa, Moushomi Gomes, Samantha D'Costa, Paula D'Costa, Cynthia Gomes, Shruti Gomes, Audrey Gomes, Moushomi Gomes and Maria Costa.

Banani Chowdhury (O Amar Bangla Mago), Performers:Sushmita Chowdhury, Sushan Barua, Nishita Barua, Urba Barua, Anamitra Barua, Arnab Barua, Sumaya Akter Smarony,Utchas Barua, Niloy Barua, Rudra Barua. Sumit Mistry,Debanshu Chowdhury, Sumaya Akter Smarony and Sadia Akter Srabony.

PrioBangla Production: Part played from Jioner Gaan – "AGeetol Nritto Natto" which was originally staged on last June at TJ TheaterPlay Composed by Sudip Chokroborthy and Directed by Pryalal Karmakar. Vocal: Puley R. Karmakar,Performers: Nishita Barua, Urba Barua, Syed Rafi, Sumaya Akter Smarony, Selim Akhtar,  Sumit Mistry, Debanshu Chowdhury, Sumon Karmakar, Dibakor Chowdhury, Sudip Barua, Sumaya Akter Smarony, Sadia Akter Srabony and Rocky Barua.

Mousumi Fatema Shiraj (Fashion Show)Rocky Barua (Fashion Show Music Selection), Performers: Rocky Barua, Sumaya Akter Smarony, Nishita Barua, Khan Abdul Muhib, Debanshu Chowdhury(George), Sudip Barua(Akash), Dibakor Chowdhury, Sadia Akter Srabony,Amit Barua, Suman Karmakar, Sumit Mistri, Rubel Barua, Rama Ghosh, Ritavash Chowdhury and Smita Tanisha

Local Bands Bibagi (Safi, Turko, Nafi, Kenny and Puley) and Jotil (Suhash, Tony, Sohel, Tanveer Tomal)

We honored all parents who has worked hard, dedicated and contributed their time and effort for month long rehearsals,preparing all costume, makeup and make into the final day of the festival.

Many thanks to Puley Rani Bala for coordinating, planning and implementing the whole cultural (stage) program, assisted by Mousumi Fatema Shiraj, Dipti Barua, Banibrata Ghosh and Naznin Akter.

Many thanks to Mohammed Rahman (Tushar) and Deb Bhattacharjee (Joy) for doing excellent job in stage management.

Props, Costume Design and make-upMousumi Fatema Shiraj,Banani Chowdhury and Naznin Akter

Guest Greeting and Program over seen: Farhana Hanip, Rupak Barua, Rumpa Barua, Pijush Barua, Dulal Roy, Mitali Gomez,Juwel Barua, Shukanto Barua, Md. Altaf Hossain, Ujjal Barua and Salim Akter.

Special thanks to Tushar Chowdhury, Spriya Chowdhury and Pijush Barua for providing performance rehearsal support, foods and logistical support.

Many thanks to the Northern Virginia Bangladeshi Buddhist Community and members of Virginia Budha Bihar for their unconditional support.

We are so grateful to Ms. Taj Hasan for helping Prio Bangla's under privileged children project.

Our thanks also to Mr. Fakir Salim from VoA for news coveringof our festival, Mr. Mahmood Menon Khan, Head of News, and Babul D. Nokrek

We thank Zahid Russel, Khaled Chowdhury and Nupur Chowdhury for smoothly managing the 60 stalls.

Many thanks to Biplab Dutta for his Professional Photography. 

We thanks to 2Minute TV for professional Video recording and editing. The members of the 2 Minute TV Video recording team is: Dastagir Jahangir, Shakil Al Mamun Sagor, Nuruzzaman Hamid Shuvo, Mohammad Sohel Ali and Shaheen.

Great Appreciation to the BUET Student Maruf Raihan, a young designer of Studio Biporit, Dhaka for Design Prio Bangla Street Fair 2013 Publication, Stage Background and wings' graphics.

Sound System: Sound Pro, Inc.

We congratulate Ms. Smriti Kona Barua who win the Raffle draw, Washington-Dhaka-Washington airline ticket. Thanks for your support and sponsor our program. 

We thank the following community activists and organizations for their attendance:  Shamim Chowdhury, President, BCCDI,  Abu Rumi and Akter Hossain from Friends and Family (FNF),Sheikh Mawla Milon from Ektara, Miro Jangi from BABA, Safi Delwar Kajol, General Secretary, BAAI, Many members from Dhroopad, Inara Islam (Former President, BAAI),Mozharul HoqueDr. Nazrul Islam, Wahed Hossaini (Former President, BAAI), Akter Hossain(ABCI), Shibbir Ahmed(, Nurul Amin Nuru(BAGDC), Dr. Sahjahan Mahmood, Dr. Shoaib Chowdhury (DCEA Coordinator), Sabrina Rahman Sharmi (General Secretary,DUAFI)Shaheen and Rubina (Udoyon), Dr. Arifur Rahman(former President, BCCDI), Inam Haque (Former President, BCCDI), Dilawar Hossain and Kabita DiawarShaheda Abdin (Former Director, AABEA), Abdur Razzaque, President BSWDC, Mr. Shah Habib (former GS, BCCDI) and many more respected members from our internal and external community.

This program implementation would have been impossible without our Management, Executive and Advisor team as follows:

Management Leadership Team: Pryalal Karmakar, Shibly Shiraj, Jibak Barua, Farhana Hanip, Patrick Gomes, Rumpa Barua, Amirul Islam Romy, Zahid Ahmed Russel, Khaled Chowdhury, Nupur Chowdhury, Banani Chowdhury, Rupak Barua and Banibrata Ghosh
Executive Leadership: Mousumi Fatema Shiraj, Puley R. Karmakar, Pijush Barua, Dulal Roy, Mitali Gomez, Dipti BaruaTushar ChowdhuryJuwel Barua, Shukanto Barua, Md. Altaf Hossain, Ujjal Barua and Salim Akter
Media Executive: Safi Delwar Kajol (News-Bangla), Mr.Abdus Sattar (Ekhon Somoy), Biplab Dutta(ATN Bangla) and Mr. Babul D. Nokrek
Youth Leadership Team: Adnan Hasan, Sudip Barua, Sumaya Akter Smarony, Sadia Akter Srabony, Sushmita Chowdhury, Sushan Barua, Nishita BaruaUtchas Barua, Niloy Barua, Rudra Barua, Debanshu Chowdhury, Sumeda Barua, Dibakor Chowdhury, Sudip Barua, Fahim Hasan, Suman Karmakar, Saikat Barua, Sumit Mistry, Mithun Roy, Amit Barua, Mithun Barua, Partha Barua, Ashim Barua, Sajib Barua, Rana Barua, Liton Barua, Ujjal Barua, Faruque Ahmed, Khan Abdul Muhib, Rocky Barua, Nazmul Kabir, Rubel Barua, Naser Uddin (Mojnu), Syed Rafi, Molla Omar Faruq Jewel, Sajib Barua, Shaon Islam, Rezwan Aziz and Tamal Barua
General Advisor: Mr. Anis Khan, Dr. Saiful Khandaker, Mr. Wahed Hossaini, Mr. Mustofa Hussain Mukul, Dr. Abdur Razzaque, Mr. Abu Soloiman, Dr. Bashir Ahmed, Mr. Ashim Barua, Mr. Mohammed Alamgir, Ms. Rosemary Mitu Gonsalves, Mr. Clifford Gonsalves, Mr. Hares Sayed, Mr. Parvez Hossain and Mr. Deb Bhattacharjee (Joy)
Medical Resource: Dr. Jafrul Hasan and Dr. Satya Bose
Medical Advice Line and Free Clinics: Dr. Utpal Dutta, Dr. Provat Das, Dr. Samuel Walter, Dr. Tapu Ahmed, Dr. Imtiaz Zaman and Dr. Ashraf Choudhury  Dr. Shameem Huq, Dr. Syed Mahtabuddin Ahmed, M.D, Dr. Khairul M. Emran, and Dr. Marium Parveen
Nurse Practitioner: Mrs. Provati Rosario
Account: Dickson Annor (Fed Govt.) and Kazi T. Islam (E&R Solution)
Legal: Attorney Sudeep Bose, Attorney Tasneem Ahmed, Attorney Suresh Pruthy, and Mr. M. Mujumder (Immigration Specialist)  
Career Development and Job Seminars:  Mr. Abu Hanip, Dr. Emarat Hossain Panna, Ms. Mushk Ahmed
Student Internship: Dr. Shankar Saha and Mr. Scott Tyskowski
Senior Disability Benefits: Dr. Sukhamaya Bain, Mr. Bimal Halder, Mr. Nalini R. Bala
Web and Technical: Mr. M. Adam and  Mr. John Amodea
Cultural Exchange: Dr. Shankar Saha, Naznin Akter,Suvro HasanDamian Dias, Rama Ghosh, Adel Ahmed, Shuvo Rozario, Litu Chowdhury, Danis Rozario, Mohosina Rimi, Mohammed Rahman (Tushar), Pradip Ghosh and Bindiya Bhattacharjee
Production Advisor: Sudep Chakroborthy (Dhaka)
Grant Resource and Charitable Services: Yetra Kumar,Dr. Nazrul Islam and Mr. Mozaharul Hoque
Prio Bangla Life Media Partner: News-Bangla-Mr. Safi Delwar Kajol and Radio Bangla DC.Net-Arifur Rahman Swapan
Finance: Sah Feroz (Mass Mutual), Paresh Saha (Metlife), Pranesh Halder
Veteran Disability: Mr. Lewis Scott (Marine Veteran), Mohamed Hasan (Army Veteran), Yatradeo Coomar (Navy Veteran) and Pryalal Karmakar (Marine Veteran)
Military Career Advice: Adam O'neil (U.S. Marine Corps), Pascoe Garth (U.S. Marine Corps), Luis Quttelle (U.S. Marine Corps)
Student Stipend/School Search and Scholarship: Mr. Rahul Mitra, Mr. Rahat Sultan      

We express our sincere appreciation for our youth team, the members of which along with our management team workedtirelessly from night prior of the event till 3:30 am to prepare the event venue and till 4:30 am day after to clean up the whole street. The members are as follows:

Amit Barua, Faruque Ahmed, Sudip Barua, Debanshu Chowdhury, Sudip Barua, Dibakor ChowdhurySajib Barua, Molla Omar Faruq Jewel, Rana Barua, Khan Abdul Muhib, Rocky Barua, Shaon Islam, Rubel Barua, Syed Rafi, Sajib Barua, Rezwan Aziz, Sumeda BaruaDeb Bhattacharjee (Joy), Tamal Barua, Mohammed Rahman (Tushar)members from Centurion Cricket Team are: Hossain, Borkat, Masud and Shadat and many of our volunteers.  

And, of course, wonderful performance by our invited guests the Emcee: Bulbul Hasan (Master Piece) came from New York, Famous Poem Reciter, Drama Actor and DirectorJoyonto Chattopaddhya, Famous Singer and Composer Arfin Rumey from Bangladesh.

Last but not least, we thank the countless volunteers and performers without whom this would not have been a reality. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Lastly, we cordially invite the community members to attend our next annual indoor event CHATURANGA is Saturday 14, September 2014 at Gunston Theater, Arlington, VA

And next year's street fair the tentative time for which isSaturday, 13 September 2014 at same location.

We thank you for your time to read this email.


PrioBangla Management Team


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