In 1995, a small group, most of them students and researchers, organized a Saraswati Puja. It was celebrated in a home-like atmosphere, in Rockville, Maryland. The number of participants slowly increased in the following years, and eventually the small organization emerged as Purbachal.
Though it has now grown into a much larger family, the organization still maintains the same tradition it had valued at its onset. Purbachal also celebrates 'Baisakhi' and 'Durga Puja'. From past eight years the organization is celebrating Durgapuja with great zeal.
“Our aim at Purbachal is to give our children knowledge of our cultural heritage and make an effort to expose them to the cultural atmosphere that we enjoyed during our childhood when we grew up”, says Iss, one of the members to durgapujaonline.com.
We will celebrate our 8th Durga Puja on October 15, 2010 (Friday) and October 16, 2010 (Saturday)”, he added.
ARGYLE M-NCPPC recreation building
Argyle Local Park,
1030 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910