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NEWS – January 2019

189th Maghotsava at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj

The 189th Maghotsava 2019 was celebrated by Sadharan Brahmo Samaj with solemnity. On the eve of 189th Maghotsava 4th Magh 1425, 19th January 2019, Inaugural service of Maghotsava takes place at Prayer Hall with Kirtan conducted by Supratim Chakrabarty and other members of his group. Thereafter Divine service was offered by Sri Sanjib  Mukherjee and hymns were sung by Sri Supratim Chakraborty along with his group.

 On 5th Magh 1425, 20th January 2019 to commemorate 100th year of death anniversary of Sivanath Sastri, an exhibition titled “Sivanath Patra” was inaugurated by eminent educationist and Journalist Sri Asim Pada Chakrabarty at Shivanath Memorial hall. Original copies of some letters written by Sivanath Sastri and pages of his diary which he maintained were exhibited. On this occasion Prayer was offered by Sutapa Roy Chowdhury followed by a discourse “Educationist & Litterateur Sivanath Sastri” was also organised and chaired by Dr Gautam Neogi. Prof. Partha Pratim Basu, Prof. Ranjit Sen and Prasanta Das spoke on life and works of Sivanath Sastri. This exhibition was kept open till the end of Maghotsava.

On 6th Magh 1425, 21st January 2019 at 3-30 pm handicraft exhibitions of Brahmo Samaj Mahila Bhavan and Konnagar Mahila Bhavan was inaugurated in the Samaj compound behind the Mandir of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj by Prof. Jayati Gupta

In the evening Musical Programme was organized with a short prayer offered by Sunanda Chatterjee. Thereafter musical pragramme started with Brahmasangeet sung by 100 members of Dakshin Kalikata Sanskriti.

On 8th Magh 1425, 23rd January 2019  at 10.00 am, Yuva Utsava of this year jointly celebrated by Bharatbarshiya Brahmo Mandir, Brahmo Sammilan Samaj and Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, was held at Brahmo Sammilan Samaj. Devine Service was conducted by Sri Argah Brahmachari and hymns were sung by Brahmo Youth.

On that day at 12.30 pm at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, Children gathering was organized. There was a competition of drawing, singing and recitation. The Prize distribution programme was commenced after a short prayer with hymns by the students of Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya Montessori section. Sm Manjula Basu was the chief guest. She narrated stories to the children present and distributed the prizes to successful competitors. At 5-30 pm, students of Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya Montessori section performed a dance drama in the Samaj compound. Refreshments were arranged for all the children.

At 6-30 PM a programme for “Kishor Kishori” was held with a competition of songs and recitation. The Balak Balika Sammilan & programme for Kishor Kishori was conducted by Smt Samita Das.

The 114th death anniversary of Maharshi Debendra Nath Tagore was observed on 22nd January, 7th Magh 1425.Special Lecture meeting on this occasion was organized with a short prayer offered by Surupa Datta. Soumitra Srimani spoke on the life of Debendranath Tagore. Ashish Kumar Pyne took the chair and conducted the lecture meeting.

Mahila utsava was observed on 9th Magh 1425, 24rd January 2019.  At 9-30 am Baitalik and at 10am Divine service was conducted by Sm Kalyanmoyee Chattopadhyay. Hymns were sung by ladies of Brahmo Samaj.

In the evening, a musical programme on Brahmasangeet ‘Upasana through hymns’ was offered. The hymns were sung by Asis Bhattacharya and Ritasree Bhattacharya. Devine Service was offered by Jayashree Bhattachar

10th Magh 1425, 25th January 2019 Thursday at 4-00pm. a prayer meeting and Ngar kirtan was arranged in the Brahmo Balika Shikshalaya. At 6 PM Kirtan was held in the Samaj compound and in the prayer hall, evening Divine Service was conducted by Sri Ashish Kumar Pyne and hymns were sung by members of Purba Kalikata Sanchari.

11th Magh 1425, 26th January, 2019, the foundation day of first Brahmo Mandir was observed by a whole day Utsava. The Prayer Hall of the Samaj was decorated with flowers. At 8am kirtan was rendered by Sri Supratim Chakraborty followed by Baitalik. At 9.30am special Divine Service was offered by Sri Amit Das and hymns were sung under the direction of Sri Koushik Dey

At 6-30pm evening Divine Service was conducted by Sri Aniruddha Rakshit and hymns were sung by Rita Chakraborty and other group members.

The whole day Utsava was concluded with the Kirtan “Aji Gao Re Anande Sabe Joy O Brahmo Joy”

On the same day evening at 5-30 pm Maghotsava was celebrated with solemnity jointly by the three Brahmo Samaj at the Maharshi Bhavan organized by Sadharan Brahmo Samaj. The Divine Service was conducted by Acharjyas from three Samaj namely Smt Sucheta Deb of Brahmo Sammilon Samaj for Udbadhan, Smt  Debjani Brahmachari of Bharatbarshiya Brahmo Mandir for Aradhana and Smt. Jayasree Bhattacharya of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj for Nibedan. The hymns were offered by members of Baitanik Group.

12th Magh 1425, 27th January 2019, in the morning, Utsava of Sadhanasram was observed in the prayer hall of the Samaj. Sri Salil Hajra conducted Divine Service and hymns were sung by the children of Brahmo Samaj Mahila Bhavan. On this day Sri Subrata Kumar Datta and Sri Tridib Sarkar were formally initiated into Brahmo religion. On this sacred and solemn occasion, Minister Sri Salil kumar Hajra read out the Covenant and Sri Subrata Kumar Datta and Sri Tridib Sarkar repeated with reverential awe the solemn words of the Covenant. Among others, Sri Biswajit Roy, Secretary Sadharan Brahmo Samaj and Sri Samir Das, Secretary Sadhanasram were present  

In the evening 6-00 pm evening Divine Service was conducted by Sri Salil Kumar Hajra followed by 139th Annual Ganaral Meeting of the members of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj. The meeting was adjourned till 3rd February’19 due to lack of quorum.

13th Magh 1425, 28th January, at 6-30 pm, “Santivachan” was held with Divine Service conducted by Sri Tapabrata Brahmachari and hymns were rendered by Sri Samir Das.

This concludes 189th Maghotsava 1425 ceremony with a pledge to celebrate this in next year with more galore and vigor.

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