Saraswati Puja 2017


Jonas Clarke Middle School
17 Stedman Rd
Lexington MA 02421

Saraswati Puja will be held on Saturday, 4th February, 2017.

Ma Saraswati is the Goddess of Learning. Every heavenly body that inhabits or orbits our planet seeks knowledge for spiritual upliftment, praying in turn to the endearing goddess entrusted with its fair disbursement. Ma Saraswati holds a special place in the Bengali pantheon. Naturally, Bengalis everywhere, not just the Bengalees of New England, are happy to welcome Ma Saraswati. Bengalees of New England will be celebrating her arrival on 4th of February, 2017.

Suggested Donation

Pricing Scheme
Family $45 2 Adults with or without children
Single $25
Student $15 Full time Student Id for each person
Visiting Parents $10 For each parent
Stall $75 One food coupon included with the price
BNE Hold the status of a non-profit organization under Section 501(3)( C). Tax ID 26394117
All donation amounts are tax deductible up-to the limit permissible by law
A portion of your donation goes to charitable organization as per 501(3)( C) rules

Event Schedule

Here is a tentative schedule of our events. The timings are subject to change depending upon weather forecast and travel conditions.

Puja 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Art Competition 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Anjali, Haathe-khori 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lunch 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cultural program 02:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Dinner 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Art Competition

The Art Competition will have three levels:

  • Under-5: who will be coloring a picture provided,
  • An elementary group aged between 6 -10 years and
  • A group of 11 years and up

A topic will be provided to the last two groups.
Drawing paper will be provided, but participants will bring their own art supplies. The duration of the competition will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Please email the name and age of their child/children, phone number to

Cultural Program Details

Description Participants
Saraswati Bandana Dance Sharanya Mukherjee , Ayesha Ranjini Ghosh, Medha Pal and Niharika Ghosh students of Upasana/ Mouli Pal
Saraswati Bandana Kathak Dance Moumita
Poem Recitation Arya Chakraborty
Poem Recitation Rajarshi Mandal
Poem Recitation Umasrija Sarkar
Poem Recitation Ritvik Ghosh
Poem Recitation Debotrisha Datta
Poem Recitation/Song Rajdeep Neel Majumadar
Piano Shreya Majumdar
Piano Shoumik Kundu
Piano Rishik Kundu
Prize Distribution (Art)
Stand Up Tall

Stand Up Tall is a children's program to raise awareness against bullying and empower children to stand up for themselves or for their friends.Children will present three skits to portray scenarios of bullying in elementary through middle school. It is our hope to teach children to stand up against this social vice which can leave permanent scar on a child's emotional well being. So, when you SPOT it, STOP it.

Skit 1: Shiron Bagchi, Neil Verma, Rajarshi Mandal and Emon Sen

Skit 2: Raunak Dey, Ryon Deep Das, Bojro Das, Bibhudipan Choudhury and Anurag Dasgupta

Skit 3: Ankita Goswami, Arushi Banerjee, Baishali Choudhury and Shreya Sarcar

Special Appearance: Aahana Banerjee

Announcers: Kaustav Datta and Shreya Majumdar

Script: Shreya Sarcar

Back Stage Manager: Mousumi Dutta Dey

Sound Editing/Audio mixing: Raka Datta

Light: Sandip Dasgupta and Nilay Mukherjee

Concept and Direction: Jhum Sarcar

Special Thanks: Jharna Banerjee, Debangshu Goswami, Saimanti Das, Mousumi Dutta Dey and Raka Datta

Poem Recitation Arundhati Sarkhel
Oddisi Dance Srabanti
Hindi/Bengali songs Jayashri
Hindi/Bengali songs Santanu



Baigun Bhaja
Musur Dal
Hilsa Fish
Mixed Vegetable
Chanar Dalna for Vegetarians
Nolan Gurer Sandesh from Kolkata


Noodles Tater tats or Khichuri
Fruits + Sweets
Egg curry