Details of BERA-IAA HOLI 2008 Function
BERA Indo American Association (BERA-IAA) held its annual Holi Function (the Festival of Colors) on Saturday March 22nd, 2008 starting @ 2:00 p.m. at Berkner Hall in Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The program consisted of contributed songs, dances, instrumental music, etc.
Special request were made for contributions related to Holi, Ugadi, Vaisakhi, Phagwah, Boshonto Utsheb, and other festivals that are all celebrated during this time of the year.
Reservations to attend (and purchase tickets) : http://www3.bnl.gov/bera-iaa/holi08/reserve_form.php
All reservations to attend should be made through this link. Ticket Prices for those purchased by March 15th, 2008 are $5 for adults (over 12 years), $2 for children (3 to 12 years) and free for children under three. Ticket includes admission to cultural program at Berkner Hall auditorium and snack (Samosas and Pizzas) at recreation hall (recreation building in apartment area). Ticket prices will increase by $1 after March 15th, 2008. Tickets can be purchased through PayPal (with a link from this website) or from BERA sales office at Berkner Hall in BNL. E-mail from BERA-IAA will provide a reservation number HL-xx (a number in place of xx) and e-mail from PayPal will give a "Payment Transaction ID". Tickets are fully refundable if cancelled by March 20th, 2008.
Modify reservations made earlier (and make payment) : http://www3.bnl.gov/bera-iaa/holi08/mod_reserve_form.php
New enhanced website now allows you to make changes in your reservations such as add, delete, change a few members or remove the entire reservation. You will need your reservation number, e-mail address and name used in making original reservation.
Request to perform (new or modify a request made earlier) : http://www3.bnl.gov/bera-iaa/holi08/event_reg.php
Reservation to attend (through the link one above) must be made prior to making a request to perform. You will need a reservation number (HL-xx that you received in a mail from BERA-IAA) to make a request to perform along with the e-mail address used in making that reservation. You will receive a separate acknowledgment number (HE-xx) for each requested performance. To accommodate the maximum number of performers, group performances are given priority. Single performances will be accepted only on exceptional basis. BERA-IAA may contact you by e-mail or by phone before making a decision on your request to perform (acceptance or regret). New enhanced website now allows you to make changes in your requested event such as adding, changing or removing some performers, giving more details on the item, etc. Please use description area to give more details on the performance and comments area for message to organizers.
Help in making reservations, etc. : (link coming soon)
Please send e-mail to email@example.com if above link does not answer your question. We prefer communications through e-mail to minimize disruption in our regular work.
During such events, BERA-IAA typically invites one or two artists of high caliber or high fame who are willing to perform on a voluntary basis. We cover their reasonable local travel expenses. Please send your recommendations and suggestions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Similar functions in the past
Photos and other details of similar events in the past (Holi and Diwali functions) are available through links from BERA-IAA website.
Event Organizers : (click here for the complete list)
Last date for making a request to perform: *** Join us for a group dance which is open to all audience (NO reservation required) ***
BERA-IAA decisions on the request to perform (acceptance or regret): March 8th, 2008
Last date to purchase tickets at regular price: March 15th, 2008
Last date to cancel tickets : March 20th, 2008
Date of the event: March 22nd, 2008
Home Page of BERA-IAA Holi 2008 Function
Home Page of BERA-IAA Holi 2008 Function is : http://www.bnl.gov/bera/activities/iaa/Holi2008/
Full list of BERA-IAA board members. Please e-mail to email@example.com to join.
Ramesh Gupta, President, firstname.lastname@example.org , (631)344-4805
Vatsal Bhatt, Vice President, email@example.com, (631)344-5453
Benny Hooda, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org, (631)344-8107
Syed Khalid, Treasurer, email@example.com , (631)344-7496
Saroj Kandasamy, Internet Reservations, firstname.lastname@example.org , (631)344-7545
Triveni Rao, Media and Communications, email@example.com , (631)344-5072
Piyush Joshi, Technical Support, firstname.lastname@example.org , (631)344-3847
Kaumudi Pandya, Charitable Donations, email@example.com, (631)344-7734
Dhruba Ghimiray, Multimedia (Sound and Light), firstname.lastname@example.org, (631)344-3849