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., GoDhaka.com, 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, GoDhaka.com, 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 Center, Arongazeb 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 us: Mr. Anise Khan, LLI Enterprise, Jamil Khan, Mohammad Hasan, BDPhoneOnline.com, AJM Hossain, Obayedul Haque Obi, Mohammed Nabi Baki, Rony Rahman, Nurul Amin Jahangir, , Litu Chowdhury, Naryan Debnath,Ashlam Mollah, Mohammed Selim Sheikh, Sharafat Hssain Babu, Udoyon Barua, Mohosina Rimi, Shapna Sharma, Mohammad Abdin, Pradip Ghosh, Tilak Kar, Prabir Das GuptaMahfuzur Rahman, Tapan Dutta, Mohammad 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 News-Bangla.com), 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, EKDESH.org, 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), Performers: Monisha, 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 Theater, Play 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-up: Mousumi 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, Banglanews24.com 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 GoDhaka.com 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 Hoque, Dr. Nazrul Islam, Wahed Hossaini (Former President, BAAI), Akter Hossain(ABCI), Shibbir Ahmed(Khabor.com), 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 Diawar, Shaheda 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.