Durga puja is an autumn festival celebrated by Bengalis all over the world. In 1985, the residents of the Tri-State region of Southwestern Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana started jointly celebrating Durga Puja in this region. The 1985 and 1986 events were held in private homes in Kentucky and Indiana. In 1987, the event was held publicly in Dayton, where the name 'Tri-State Durga Puja' was officially adopted and in 1990, it was held for the first time in Cincinnati.
The event serves as an annual meeting place for about 1000 people bound by emotion and nostalgia for the cultural traditions of the country of origin of their forefathers, and is a testament to the continuing cooperation and friendship between them.
On Saturday night main cultural event we will be graced by the presence of renowned vocalist and playback singer Manomoy Bhattacharya. Joining with Manomoy on the same stage we are presenting two new talents Akash and Mandira. Manomay Bhattacharya who doesn't need any introduction is an extraordinary, versatile Indian singer and a celebrated musician. He started his career as musician in 1996 and released more than 30 albums which include Adhunik Bengali Songs, songs of Rabindranath, Nazrul, and Shyama Sangeet as well. Manomay has almost covered all the different genres of Bengali music. We can't wait to hear his golden voice in this Durga Puja.
We are delighted to announce that acclaimed vocalist and playback singer Madhubanti Bagchi will join us for the event. Born in Mumbai Madhubanti has done her M. Tech from Jadavpur university. Madhubani Bagchi has made her debut as a Bengali playback singer in the movie Ami ar Amar Girlfriends and after that rendered her voice in many famous Bengali movies. As we prepare for the event, we are counting on enthusiastic involvement of everyone in the community from across our three member states.
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