Poila Boishakh

Poila Boishakh

নবীন আলোর পরশে প্রাণে খুশির লহরী সহসা ।
নববর্ষের উজ্জ্বলতায় দূর হয়ে যাক তমসা ।
শুভ নববর্ষ ।

Greetings of the season, from all of us on behalf of Kallol, India Bengali Association in the Netherlands on the upcoming occasion of Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year 1423). We have planned to come together and celebrate this joyous occasion on Saturday, 23rd April, 2016. Please lock this date in your diaries and send us your confirmations.

The venue is the same as some of our recent successful events at:

Wijkcentrum 't Open Hof
Burgemeester Haspelslaan 129
1181 NC Amstelveen

Please see below for programme details and timings. Apart from khawa-dawa (Delicious food tradition) & adda (Glorious chat session), this year Kallol is putting together a cultural programme which will definitely make you proud to be part of this organization.


  • Kallol kids present : দাদু ঠাকুমার ঝুলি
    a small tribute to our grandparents....to tell them how much we love them all
  • Bangla natok : নবদূর্বাদলশ্যাম

    রোহিত বাবু ফি বছরে হাওয়া বদল করতে পশ্চিমে আসেন।বিচক্ষণ রোহিত বাবুর লক্ষ্য সর্বদাই থাকে কি করে কম cost -এ কম কষ্টে হাওয়া বদল করা যায়।
    এই যাত্রায় দূর্বাদল বাবু ও শ্যামলিমা দেবীর আমন্ত্রনে রোহিত বাবু এসেছেন তাঁদের বাড়ি নবদূর্বাদলশ্যাম-এ। এরপর কি হল জানার জন্য দেখুন নাটক নবদূর্বাদলশ্যাম।

  • Tambola What is a day of fun without winning some lucky prizes? ;-)

We look forward to seeing you all on 23rd April. Your active participation is needed to make the upcoming event a grand success.

Kindly confirm your attendance as soon as possible via email to Kallol. Your timely confirmation will allow us to make necessary logistical arrangements for a smooth and enjoyable event.

So on that happy note, here’s wishing you and your family a very happy start to the Bengali New Year. May God Almighty bestow upon all peace, good health and happiness.

Programme Details
12:30 –
Hall Open
12:45 – 13:00
Welcome Speech by the President of Kallol
13:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:10
Opening of cultural programme
15:10 - 17:00
Cultural programmes
17:00 – 17:30
17:30 – 18:00

Adult (members) : € 15,00 per person
Adult (non-members and Guests) : € 25,00 per person
Children (7 -12 years) : € 10,00 per person
Children < 7 : free


  1. Membership of KALLOL is open to all those supporting its aims irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, race or religion. The members shall uphold the constitution and by-laws of KALLOL.
  2. Types of Membership (for the purpose of fees and subscriptions): KALLOL will offer the following types of membership fee structures:
  1. Family Membership: family membership shall include husband, wife, unmarried children and live-in parents.
  2. Individual membership: Any person who is 16 years or older.

Membership Fees

Family Membership: 50 Euro per annum
Individual Membership: 25 Euro per annum
Membership fees will be payable annually according to Bengali Calendar.

Membership Privileges

A member will pay discounted contribution rates for the events organized by KALLOL. A member in good standing shall be entitled to receive all publications and membership mailings, vote and participate in all general organizational activities and events. For family members, all members of the family over the age of 16 will enjoy the same rights and privileges.

Membership Rules
  1. Those desirous of becoming member must apply for membership formally and agree to actively support the aims and principles of KALLOL.
  2. Some familiarity with the Bengali language (Bangla), and culture, is desirable, but not necessary.
  3. All membership applications will be reviewed by the Board or a sub-committee (to whom the Board expressly delegates the responsibility) and those found suitable will be formally accepted as members.
  4. The Board will have the right to decline any application for membership without assigning any reason and its decision will be final.
  5. Those wishing to become new members should fill in the membership application form and send it to us or bring it with them on the 23rd April, 2016.