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Garden State Puja Committee (GSPC) was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1981. We are one of the earliest Asian Indian Socio-Cultural Organizations initiated in New Jersey, USA.                                     (Click button below to view Durga Puja donation rates)

Durga  Puja 2014  

Oct 4 (Sat.) & Oct 5 (Sun.) 2014 

Venue: NJ City University (NJCU) Student Union Center, 

2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd. W, Jersey City, NJ 07305


Dear Friends,

The Garden State Puja Committee (GSPC) of Jersey City, NJ, would like to cordially invite you and your family to the annual Durga Puja festival on Sat. Oct 4, and Sun. Oct 5, 2014.

This year we're celebrating Durga Puja in a grand fashion, with new idols from Kumortuli and a new venue: the state-of-the-art Student Union Center at the sprawling campus of NJCU in Jersey City, NJ.  Our star attraction for the cultural show is the eminent singer from Kolkata, Rupankar.


Saturday Oct 4:

Puja & Arati: 12pm - 3pm

Anjanli & Prasad Distribution: 3pm - 4:30pm

Cultural Show: 4:40pm - 8:15pm

Dinner: 8:15pm - 9:30pm

Sunday Oct. 5:

Puja & Arati: 12pm - 3pm

Anjanli & Prasad Distribution, Debi Baran: 3pm - 5pm

Cultural Show: 5pm - 7:30pm

Dinner: 7:30pm - 8:30pm


Note: Dinner is AFTER cultural show on both days




RUPANKAR - with his band of musicians from Kolkata

Our main attraction for Saturday is one of the most popular contemporary singers, Rupankar - heartthrob of the young, loved by all.  A remarkably versatile singer, he received training in various genres from stalwarts like Shri Sukumar Mitra for classical, and Shri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay for modern songs.  He has innumerable hit songs as a singer and composer, and is probably the busiest artiste today in Kolkata - stage performances all over the world, albums, movies, title songs of serials, and ad-jingles.  A recent feather on his cap: being adjudged best male playback singer at the 61st National Film Awards, for his rendition of "E tumi kemon tumi" from film Jatishwar.


Nrityanjali Center for Performing Arts
Nrityalina Center for Performing Arts (www.nrityalina.comis a premier performing arts center based out of Jersey City, dedicated to promoting Indian culture in the form of Dance, Music and Drama. On Saturday Oct 4th, Nrityalina Center will present a collection of dance recitals based on elements from Sutradhari Natyam, Rabindrik style, Bengali Folk, Bharatnatyam and Kathak. Director: Paromita Chakravarty. 

Bong Chronicle is a unique home production by GSPC for Saturday Oct 4.  It combines dance, music, live singing and acting to depict the journey of its protagonists though childhood and youth.  The scene opens with two long-lost friends walking down the memory lane growing up in Bengal.  As the scene unfolds,  the "adda" continues with rich cultural flavors spanning generations.
Songs by Debarati Mukherjee
Our Sunday cultural event will start with a few songs by Debarati Mukherjee from Massachusetts.  Having earned B.Mus degrees in Classical & Rabindrasangeet, Debarati is also adept at Adhunik & Agomoni songs, Hindi film-songs and Ghazals.  Besides being a singer, she is a dancer and a harmonica player, and has performed at various places in India and abroad.
On popular demand, our stage production earlier this summer at Monroe, NJ, is returning home.  Dance, recitation and live-singing based on a theme of youth and inspiration.  Sunday Oct 5
At GSPC, we truly believe that attendees need to get a "ghoroa" flavor and be able to participate in every aspect of the pujo, like a "padaar pujo" back home. 
This year we extended this idea to have audience participation for the Sunday cultural show, with GaanFun.  Please see poster below and pre-register for participating in this fun event.


News from Kolkata


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