Observation of Mohan Ekushey 2009

21 February, 11:00am – 2:30pm

City Hall Plaza, Austin, Texas


Dear Bangladeshi Community Members:
Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin cordially invites you to join us as we commemorate Mohan Ekushey event on Saturday February 21, 2009. Please join us as we pay respect to our language martyrs and convey the importance of our mother language to the future generations. The United Nations celebrate February 21, 2009 as International Mother Language Day worldwide. Council member Randy Shade of the city of Austin will present the ‘Proclamation of International Mother Language Day’ during the event.
We are honored and happy to announce that Austin Bangla School (ABS) will be participating in this event and has graciously organized the children program of the Mohan Ekushe event.


When: February 21st 2009 11.00 am
Where: City Hall Plaza
           301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX 78701

Parking: Free at the City Hall Plaza parking garage for Ekushe attendees

11.00 am: Kids Program – Dance, songs and sora – Organized by Austin Bangla School
11.40 am: 'Fhul Aurpon' and performance of  'Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano'. **All children are invited to participate in this. Please dress them in black and white for the occasion.**
11.50 am: Austin Bangla School announcements
12.00 Noon – 1.00 pm: Break for lunch
1.00 pm: Council member Randy Shade will present the ‘Proclamation of International Mother Language Day’.
1.10 – 2.10 pm: Adult performances – Poetry recitation, ‘Desher Katha, Bhashar Katha’.
Donation of Books/Audio visuals: BAGA and several volunteers have initiated a project to add and increase collection of popular books and DVDs at the Austin Public Library System. If you'd like to donate some of your collection of books and DVDs to the library system, please bring them to the Mohan Ekushe event this Saturday 2/21/2009.
BAGA Food Stall will be serving daal puri, chatpati, chicken/ vegetable patties, jhal muri. aam bharta, sweet, naan, chicken tikka, meat rejala, Mughlai Parota, vegetable( for lunch) and tea.
Sharee Stall: There will be a Sharee Stall ‘Shabina’s Collection’  at the event which will open after the programs of the day has ended. To respect the significance of the day, we request that the audience only gathers at the Sharee Stall after the program of the day is complete. ‘Shabina’s Collection’ will not open until the program has ended.
Please join us to make this event successful and pay due respect to our fallen heroes who have given us our language.
Please feel free to contact any of the BAGA Directors, email  bod2008@yahoogroups .com or call Mithu Rahman (287-0066) or Reem Zoun (731-0000) if you have any questions. 

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