Bengali Association- Retro to Metro

COBCA – Central Ohio Bengali Cultural Association celebrates the Legends!!!!

Retro to Metro

A Magical Musical Journey for the benefit of Special Olympics, Ohio!

6:00 PM, Saturday Sep 15th, Weigel Hall, OSU School of Music

Arnab Chakraborty (of Wada Raha fame and winner of K for Kishore) is back in Columbus once again with Shirsha who will take us on a beautiful musical journey. If you love the evergreen music of Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore, Hemant Kumar, Lata, Asha, S.D., R. D. and the brilliance of current musical geniuses like A.R. Rehman, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, Pritam, Arijit Singh, Shreya, Sunidhi, and many more, come enjoy this evening of pure nostalgia and bliss, as we celebrate The Legends of Indian film music.

Our goal is to help the Columbus community and the people. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics, Ohio.

Come have a fantastic time and help make a difference!!!!

 

C.O.M.A Newsletter – July 2018

Thank you Central Ohio!!!

We have received overwhelming support from Malayalee Community and other Indian Communities in Central Ohio to our Fund for supporting flood relief efforts in Kerala! With your generous donations, we were able to achieve the target of 25K in two days! It is heartening to see that the community is responding to the need as the situation demands! A big THANK YOU from the executive committee and trustee board of C.O.M.A to the community for your overwhelming support! We already sent part of the donations to CM’s relief fund. The remaining amount will be sent later this week.

The rain has stayed away and water is receding from most of the places, even though several pockets in central Kerala are still under water. It is going to be a slow recovery from the worst disaster that hit our motherland in our memory. There is still a dire need for money and supplies as people are trying to put their lives together! We will keep the option to donate via PayPal and Qucik Pay open, but will be closing the ‘GoFundMe’ portal at midnight, Tuesday. There are several other options to support – we request you support in any way you can; just make sure that your support is reaching the needy.

As we have notified you earlier, C.O.M.A Onam Celebration for this year is cancelled as we are putting our full focus on supporting the flood relief efforts.


India Festival and FIA support for Flood Relief Efforts

FIA’s India Festival is on Saturday, August 25th, which falls on Onam this year. (See flyer below) FIA has couple of initiatives during India Festival to support our flood relief campaign. In addition, C.O.M.A will be setting up a booth for fundraiser during this years India Festival. Please visit the booth and cheer our volunteers. Let us know if you would like to volunteer in the booth for two hours between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM (Email to coma.officials@gmail.com)


Manas restaurant in Polaris has offered to donate 25% of your total bill if you mention that you are supporting ‘C.O.M.A’ fundraiser for Kerala flood relief during this week (Till Sunday, August 26th). Please do visit the restaurant this week and mention you support our efforts. Please do share this information with your friends as well.

Read moreC.O.M.A Newsletter – July 2018

Onam-2018 Registration

C.O.M.A Onam Celebrations for 2018 is on Saturday, September 8th.

There are several programs planned for the day in addition to the grand Sadya! The venue will be open from 10:00 AM, and Sadya will start at 11:30. Cultural programs will start at 1 PM.
The event is scheduled at Gahanna Middle School. We are looking for a larger venue; if we get confirmation soon, we will be shifting to that venue. Please stay tuned for the venue detail.

Registration : $25 per Adult and $12 per child, age 3 to 9.  (This is a special rate till August 31st. The registration will increase to $30 and $15 from Sep 1st). Registration Closes on Sep 5th (Midnight)

Already a C.O.M.A member? You have a discounted registration rate ($20/$10) and should have received an email with the link for special registration. If not, please let us know at coma.officials@gmail.com

Click here to register to become C.O.M.A Member and save on Onam and Christmas Event Registration

[Please register separately for adults and children. Paypal will direct you back to this page on completion of a purchase]

Preferred Method of Payment: Quick Pay to coma.officials@gmail.com. No QuickPay? No problem; please use ‘PayPal’ below.

Onam Registration – Children

Onam Registration – Children (Between 3-9 years)

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