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HDBS ENews - December 27, 2013

Save the date : January 26, 2014 - HDBS General Body Meeting 


HDBS priest Dr. Bishnupada  Goswami will perform “ Kali Puja “ on 12/29/13 at 11:30 AM . Please call Dr. Bishnupada Goswami  at 832-367-6646 or Mr. Nirmalya Ray or Mr. Ganesh Mondal at 832-423-8541 for puja information. You are all invited to participate in the puja and get prasad. Any sponsorship puja will be performed before 11:30 AM. 
  1. For availing Priest Services outside the Temple - please call Nirmalya Ray at 281-492-0606.
  2. For puja and lunch sponsorship at Temple - please call Ganesh Mondal at 832-423-8541.
Up coming Events:
  • Kalpatoru Utsav will be performed on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 10:30 AM. For sponsorship, please call Ganesh Mondal at 832-423-8541 or Nirmalya Ray at 281-492-0606.

  • Dr. Varma's lecture on " Alternative Medicine " in HDBS' Sur Auditorium on January 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
  • "Hathe Khori" for our young learners will be held during Saraswati puja. Charge for "Hathe Khori" is $51.00 per learner. ​Please call Dr. Bishnupada Goswami  at 832-367-6646 or Nirmalya Ray or Ganesh Mondal at 832-423-8541 for more  information.​

For volunteering inside the temple, please call  Mr. Ganesh  Mondal at 832-423-8541 or Mr. Nirmalya Ray at 281-492-0606.

GENERAL BODY MEETING - January 26, 2014

As advised by the General Body during the previous GBM held on December 15, 2013, the first General Body Meeting for 2014 is being scheduled for January 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm inside HDBS Sur Auditorium. The agenda for this meeting shall be forwarded in the coming weeks.

Fund Raising drive for HDBS Legal Fund 

Per resolution taken in August 18, 2013 General Body meeting, HDBS has opened a legal fund to defend HDBS from the ongoing and any potential future legal issues. As you all are aware, HDBS is currently entangled, albeit unwillingly, in a costly legal battle and needs money to get out of it. 

With this in mind, the HDBS Executive Board has started a drive to raise donations for this fund. The goal is to raise $100,000 by end of January 2014. Patrons are requested to participate in this fund raising and help HDBS protect itself on the legal front. All donations are tax exempt. Checks shall be drawn in favor of HDBS.

Please contact Mrinal Chaudhuri, HDBS fund raising coordinator at or at 713-373-9124 for further details.

Dr. Varma's lecture on "Alternative Medicine" 

Houston Durga Bari Society (January 19 2014) 2

Membership / Maintenance Fees & Donations

All patrons who are yet to renew their annual membership in 2013 are requested to do the same by December 31, 2013. Patrons choosing to not become an active member at the end of 2013 will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming HDBS election in 2014. 

Membership Form - Click Here
How to Pay :
Please hand the  checks or Credit Card  number over on Sundays to EB members at HDBS, use drop boxes at HDBS premises or send by mail. If you have any questions please call Bhajendra Barman at 832-746-9004 or Sudip Bandyopadhyay at 281-221-4225.

To get contacts of EB Members and other Committee Chairs  : Click Here


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