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Prime Guest Program

  • Preferred seating at Cultural Function
  • Reserved queues for Bhog, Foods & Sindoor Khela
  • Free food coupons (varies by level, extra coupons available for purchase)

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Our 5 year journey


 Special thanks to our 2017 Title Sponsors 

Zee Bangla

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Events A variety of events for the entire family

Utsov 2017 edition was a glorious success!

Thank you for your overwhelming response to the 2017 Durga Puja.

Thanks also to the very helpfull staff at Hammarskjold Middle School.

Last but not the least, thanks to all of you who volunteered with us. We could not have been so successful without your untiring help.

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Utsov Puja

Prime Guest and Prime Patron. Help us make a better puja.

Over the years we have had many well-wishers and patrons who have contributed with an open heart to make Utsov Durga Puja a grand success and advance Utsov’s philanthropic ambitions to new heights. Starting this year we would like to recognize and honor those who donate at the Prime Patron and Prime Guest levels. We want you to spend your time enjoying the Puja. Your time is valuable, and we would like to offer you an environment where you would not have to wait in celebrating with your family and friends. At Utsov, “you do not have to be at the right place at the right time”™ to feel special. Both programs include:

  • Preferred seating at Cultural Function
  • Reserved queues for Bhog, Foods & Sindoor Khela
  • Free food coupons (varies by level, extra coupons available for purchase)
Please Note: Utsov is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organaization. Your entire donation may be tax-deductible. Please talk to your tax professional for details.

Prime Guest.

The Prime Guest program is for patrons who want to enjoy the Puja with family and friends while wishing Utsov's success by contributing meaningfully. There are three levels of the Prime Guest programs:

Prime Patron.

The Prime Patron program is designed for patrons who want to make a donation to help Utsov with the Puja event and its philanthropic endeavors. The donation can be on behalf of an individual or an organization. Minimum donation level is $500. Please contact us directly to work with you if you have any specific needs for the event.

Puja Schedule.

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2017 Artists

Message from Parul Mishra

Message from Vishwajeet Borwankar

Ritam Dance Academy

Bengali Kids of Princeton Area

Aratrika Dey

Utsov Kids production

Musical Evening. Indian Classical, bollywood & fusion.

Parul Mishra & Vishwajeet Borwankar in a spellbinding musical performance at UTSOV this year with live band, Resonance Band

Born on June 27th, 1988 in Gorakhpur, Parul Mishra has been active in all Indian popular and light classical music having sung film songs, ghazals, and bhajans and pop, she is the supreme voice of popular Indian Music. Fame really came to her, though, only through the show “Fever 104 SING WITH A.R. RAHMAN CONTEST ”. The prize for the winner was to perform live with Mr A R Rahman in Delhi , with reputed singers of bollywood like Chitra ji , Hariharan ji , kailash ji , Madhu shree , Sadhna Sargam and Chenmai Her first break in a Hindi film was in the film ‘ADA’ . A way of life directed by Mr Tanvir Ahmed and music directed by Mr A.R RAHMAN

Vishwajeet Borwankar is the winner of Zee Marathi Saregamapa 2011 and a contestant on Zee Saregamapa 2012. Viswajeet is from a very supportive musical background. He was introduced to the intricacies in talim under guru-shishya parampara by Dr. Ram Deshpande, who is one of the leading Vocalists of today’s generation and a torch bearer of Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet. Vishwajeet received rigourous talim of Gwalior Gharana during this period. 

Resonance Band is a team of like-minded musicians who enjoy performing popular Indian music. More information on the band is available on their facebook site.
The band has the following members:

  • Keyboard : Satyajit Bhattacharya
  • Guitar: Ranjan Ray Choudhury
  • Drums: Danny William
  • Octopad: Makarand Utpat
  • When the Gods Dance by Ritam Dance Academy.

    Reeta Baidyaroy is a renowned dancer, teacher and creative artist in the New York New Jersey aera. Trained both in India and abroad, her Bharata Natyam gurus include the legendary Panmini Ramachandran, Isaimamani R. Balasubramaniam, and Kalaimamani N. Jayanthi. Reeta's dance and choreography is enhanced by her training in Odissi with Guru Muralidharan Majhi, in Manipuri under Guru Devjani Chalia. Furthermore, she has worked extensively in the Tagore style of dancing under the tutelage of Late Sri Asit Chatterji and Dr. Gaitri Chatterji of Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkatta.
    Ultimately, Reeta's dance is a union of the tradition-bound purity of her gurus and her distinct creative expression. Absorbing ancient forms and interpreting them in her own way, her dance and choreography are known for their graceful dynamism and string communicative power.
    Reeta and her dance academy can be contacted via the following means:

    609.252.0407   ritamdance@gmail.com   www.ritamdance.com

    Esheche Sharot by BKPA

    BKPA stands for The Bengali Kids of Princeton Area. BKPA started about 15 years ago and focuses on 4 pillars of instruction: Education, Cultural, Literary, and Charity. As American Bengali Kids, their goal is to learn about their Rich Bengali Heritage in a FUN way at their Bengali Heritage Class every Saturday.
    BKPA can be reached at the following addresses:
    Membership email   Bengali Heritage Class   General Information   BKPA USA

    Evergreen Bengali and Hindi songs by Aratrika Dey

    Aratrika is a 11th grade student. She started getting into music since she was two and half and started undergoing regular training for Hindustani Classical music at the age of seven. Her first teacher was Mrs. Sukla Nag, who is her Grand mother. Aratrika was under her training till she was eleven. She is now training in Hindustani classical music under the tutelage of Mrs. Mitali Bhawmik . Aratrika was the winner of Zee SaReGaMaPa Li'l Champs NA for 2015.



    UTSOV kids presentations

    Be ready for an awesome drama based on the famous Satyajit Ray film Goopi Gayen Bagha Bayen on the story by Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury

    UTSOV girls are excited to present an Indian Semi Classical dance Aai Giri Nandini and Amaiza; a Classical Fusion by Arushi Sen, Ahana DasGupta, Shaina Maitra, Shreya Sen.


    Activities for kids. Open to all.

    coming soon...

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    Durga Puja Kids Activities

    Durga Puja Adult Activities

    Activities for adults. Open to all.

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    Authentic Bengali Food. Relish the taste.

    A variety of snacks and main courses available for purchase **

    coming soon...

    Durga Puja Tradition Food

    **Menu subject to change based on availability

    Thanks to our sponsors Check out our annual magazine for details

    We welcome your business sponsorship in our efforts. If you are interested, please leave your information so that we can contact you for more details.

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    Utsov And Philanthropy Trying to make a difference

    Utsov & Philanthropy

    “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

    Mother Teresa

    No celebration is complete without sharing the happiness with others, especially the less privileged. Utsov truly believes in “We Rise by Lifting Others”. Hence, we started our philanthropic journey through several charitable organizations by donating part of our collections from Durga Puja Event. Your generous contributions and well wishes help us to stay in this journey. Let’s walk together to make a better future for others.


    A few of our achievements so far. You made it possible.

    1. Utsov Inc. has signed up as a joint sponsor of Special Education Programs for tribal students of the Nayantara Memorial Charitable Trust (NMCT). The core purpose of NMCT is to change the plight of the tribals who do not have control over their own lives, by empowering them with tools and trainings that are necessary for shaping their own destiny.
    2. Utsov Inc. has donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund via the Greater Houston Relief Fund. Greater Houston Relief Fund has been recommended by FEMA, all major media and US previous and now Presidents.
    3. Utsov Inc. donated to the Irma Relief Fund via Feeding Florida. Feeding Florida is a Partner State Association of Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization. Feeding Florida members are private, non-governmental organizations with consistently high ratings from Charity Navigator.
    4. Utsov Inc. donated to the Humanity Hospital. Humanity Hospital is a charitable hospital which stands by a large section of poor people in our country and save countless lives.In 1996, Humanity Hospital started its operation in a small village named Hanspukur in West Bengal. the hospital is offering free medical treatment to thousands of patients per year and slowly expanding its reaches to the remotest corner of the region where still there are many who lack access to affordable medical treatment.
    5. Shrirampur Child Guidance Center, of Shrirampur in West Bengal is an organization with a goal to support special children with emotional and behavioural disorders and physical challenges between 2-18 years of age. The idea is to maximize their potential and make them productive members of society to the fullest possible extent. Utsov Inc. has started donating money this organization in 2015 and we plan to continue with yearly contributions.

    In addition, Utsov also donates to various causes or individuals depending on need and availability of funds. For example Utsov donated to the Nepal Prime Minister's Disaster Relief Fund to aid the victims of the 2015 earthquakes which devastated the country. Utsov has also made donations to the St. Jude Children Cancer Hospital on multiple ocassions.


    Utsov Philanthrophy. Getting kids involved in giving.

    Utsov Philanthrophy will support kids in fundraising activities for their respective schools. The funds raised will go to St. Jude Children Cancer Hospital.

    Please Note: Due to time and space constraints, we can only support 15 students on a first-come-first-served basis. Interested students/pratents please contact philanthrophy@utsov.org.



    Help us do more. Every dollar counts!

    If you wish to donate to these or other charities we identify in future, you can send your donation check (payable to “Utsov Inc.”) to our mailing address:

    You can help
    Utsov, Inc.
    31 Richard Road
    Edison, NJ 08820

    Please remember to send us your contact info if you want a reciept.
    To donate with PayPal, make payment to: utsov.usa@gmail.com or use the "Donate with PayPal" button below. If you wish to help Utsov's efforts while enjoying the sharod utsov that is organize every year, please consider participating in the Prime Guest or Prime Patron programmes at the event.

    Thank you for your continued support to Utsov's philanthropic efforts.

    Info Useful links about Bengal and Durga Puja

    About Utsov A cultural organization based in New Jersey

    Utsov Inc. Vision & Mission

    “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

    Swami Vivekananda

    Utosv Inc. is a vibrant young organization founded by a group of young (at heart) professionals. We are dedicated to promote the rich cultural heritage of India. We want to remind our friends and families of our roots.


    Vision

    Utsov Inc., a ‘not-for-profit’ organization registered in NJ, is dedicated to arrange and celebrate religious and cultural festivals of India, for the purpose of upholding the country's gracious values and rich heritage. We believe in our core values of transparency, integrity, fellowship and stewardship.

    Utsov Vision

    Utsov Objective

    Objective

    • To promote the religious & culture heritage of India.
    • To celebrate traditional festivities of India including religious observance in USA, in its fullest glory and richness.
    • To arrange musical concerts, dance, drama, art and craft exhibitions, literally seminar, in order to promote traditional arts and crafts, music and literature of India, including offering financial support to such artisans, folk musicians, and so on.
    • To raise fund from time to time to support and augment various charitable activities that the Utsov decides to undertake.
    • To aid and assist members, their families and the community at large, in their moment of need and financial assistance.

    Contact Utsov

    Our registered offices are at 31 Richard Road in Edison New Jersey. You can contact the following people directly:

    • Primary Phone - 313.33.UTSOV   (313.338.8768)
    • Krishna Sen - 732.648.7461
    • Subrata Maitra - 646.872.3639
    • Goutam De - 516.519.1434
    • Ayan Chattaraj - 201.787.6861
    • Joydeep Chakraborty - 732.543.4928

    Use the buttons below to contact us for a specific reason. You can also contact us through social media. Links on the footer.