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New 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)

We firmly believe that it is YOUR Puja. Join us and celebrate this great festival with your family. Contact us to Sponsor, Donate or Volunteer

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Thanks to:

    .....................    ⊛Dr. Kovil Ramasamy MD  ⊛Dr. Ranjita Sengupta & Rick Kanungo  ⊛Dr. Srinivas Mendu  ⊛Dr. Vinette Coelho-d'costa, MD  ⊛Mr Anil K Singh  ⊛Mr. Ajit Singh  ⊛Mr. Amar Vangala  ⊛Mr. Bala  ⊛Mr. Balchan Panjwani  ⊛Mr. Kenneth Walewski  ⊛Mr. Kevin Carnevale  ⊛Mr. Rahul Nayar  ⊛Mr. Ravi Adusumilli  ⊛Mr. S Rupareliya  ⊛Mr. Vijay Marupaka  ⊛Ms. Samragnee Majumdar   !!Thank You!!  

 Grand 5th year celebrations for 2016 

The Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center

Formerly East Brunswick Performing Arts Center

200 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ

New York Life


 This Year's Grand Sponsor 

Savers Club Liquor Locker

Events A variety of events for the entire family

Utsov Durga Puja 2016. Join us with your family.

2016 Utsov Durga Puja will be held on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at the following location:

The Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Formerly East Brunswick Performing Arts Center
At Hammarskjold Middle School
200 Rues Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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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)
  • Raffle entry for gold coins
Please Note: Utsov is a registered 501 3(c) 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 Guest Level 1 Donations of $150 or above

Designed for single patrons or couples. Comes with 4 dinner coupons and 4 snack coupons to cover you for 2 days event at the Utsov Durga Puja.

Prime Guest Level 2 Donations of $200 or above

Designed for families with 2 children. Comes with 4 dinner coupons for adults, 4 dinner (pizza) coupons for children, 6 snack coupons. Children above 12 or preferring main course dinner, contact the front desk or coupon seller to compensate.

Prime Guest Level 3 Donations of $250 or above

Designed for families with 2 children and 2 seniors (parents). Comes with 8 dinner coupons for adults, 4 dinner (pizza) coupons for children, 10 snack coupons. Children above 12 or preferring main course dinner, contact front desk or coupon seller to compensate.

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.

All Done... See you again next year.


Durga Puja Musical Programme

Message from Rajdeep


Message from Rumeli

Musical Evening. Indian Classical, bollywood & fusion.

Rajdeep Chatterjee & Meghna Rajaram in a spellbinding musical performance at UTSOV this year with live band, FriendzBand

Rajdeep Chatterjee hails from Jamshedpur and has been learning music from the age of two-and-half-years under Pandit Shri Chandrakant Apte. Rajdeep graduated in Indian classical music from two prestigious universities, Allahabad & Gandharva. He was amongst the top Finalists of Zee TV’s "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" LiL Champs in 2006 and became a household name when he ranked 4th in very popular reality singing competition, Indian Idol, Season 4 in the year 2008. He was declared as one of the best singers of all four seasons of Indian Idol by renowned judges like Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Kailash Kher and Sonali Bendre. He was declared as the Jharkhand Icon by the Symbiosis group, along with famous Film director “Imtiaz Ali” (Director Of Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal). Rajdeep made a distinct standing in the Indian music industry by recording original Hindi, Tamil and Bengali songs . He has recorded a song for Oscar and Grammy winning musician, AR Rahman in his studio for his show in Germany and also recorded a song for a Tamil Film with India’s golden voice, Shreya Ghoshal. Rajdeep's first ever Bollywood playback is in the movie "Bodyguard" . Recently he has sung the title tracks for popular film releases like Khiladi 786 and Gunday. He has done around 300 shows in India as well as abroad. His versatility as a singer is his strength and his energy and enthusiasm always makes his live performances a memorable one.

Meghna Rajaram has performed with K for Kishore winner, Arnab Chakraborty in Austin & Phoenix and with Indian Idol Sensation, Rajdeep Chatterjee. She has also performed for Sukhwinder Singh, Bappi Lahiri’s music troupe, Asha Bhonsle and her music group, Jagjit Singh and renowned classical singers Veena Sahasrabudhe & Suresh Wadekar, and Grammy Award Winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

FriendzBand is a team of like-minded musicians who enjoy performing popular Indian music. Members of the band have accompanied renowned artists like Manna Dey, Bappi Lahiri, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sadhna Sargam - to name a few. Each of them comes with many years of formal music training behind them. They have been enthralling audiences around the country with their lively brand of music for more than 15 years. They came together with Rajdeep in 2010 and have been happy to join him in concert on multiple US tours, ever since.
The band is represented by the following musicians:

  • Guitar: Ranjan Ray Chaudhuri
  • Drums: Danny Williams
  • Precussions: Makarand Utpat
  • Keyboard: Atish Mitra

Virtuoso dance performance by Rumeli & Rhythm

Rumeli and her newly formed dance group of New Jersey – “Rumeli & Rhythm” with a team of talented & motivated dancers from NJ will perform "Aanandadhara - A stream of divine bliss" to echo our worship of Goddess Durga.

Unmissable Utsov home production by Utsov kids.

Be ready for an awesome performance by our kids. They have been working hard to put up a great show for you.


Activities for kids. Open to all.

These activities are open to all kids, everywhere. One doesn't need to be associated with Utsov to participate.

  • Art Competition - Saturday, October 8th, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Congratulations to the winners

  • 2016 Talent Show - Sunday, October 9th, 4:00 PM. Congratulations to the winners.

Durga Puja Kids Activities

Durga Puja Adult Activities

Activities for adults. Open to all.

The following activities are open to all adults. Anyone can participate, with no direct or indirect association with Utsov.

  • Conch Shell Blowing Contest - Sunday, October 9th, 5:30 PM. Congratulations to the winners.


Authentic Bengali Food. Relish the taste.

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

  • Snacks

    Mochar Chop, Fish Fry, Vegetable Chop, Vegetable Singara, Vegetable Ghoogni, Devil Chop, Mangser Ghoogni, Mangser Singara, Chicken Kabab, Misti Doi, Bengali Sweets.
  • Saturday Dinner

    Rice, Dal, Aechor (green jackfruit) Kaalia, Kasha Mangso (Goat Meat), Green Mango Chutney, Rasogolla.
  • Sunday Dinner

    Khichuri, Beguni (Eggplant Pakora), Labra (Mixed Vegetables), Tomato Chutney, Darbesh.

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. 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 alos made donations to the St. Jude Children Cancer Hospital on multiple ocassions.


New for 2016. 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 call us at 313.33.UTSOV(313.338.8768). You can also contact the following people directly:

  • Krishna Sen - 732.648.7461
  • Subrata Maitra - 732.589.8690
  • Goutam De - 718.490.1799
  • Ayan Chattaraj - 201.650.0001
  • Joydeep Chakraborty - 732.543.4928

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