The Cultural Association of Bengal (CAB) every year honors a group of people for their outstanding contribution to the society. This year, one of our closest friends, Pronoy Chatterjee has been awarded the “Distinguished Service Award” for his contribution towards promoting and nurturing Bengali literature in North America. His award letter reads,
You are one of the foremost literary personality in the United States who has helped the cause of propagating and nurturing Bengali culture in North America, the goal the Cultural Association of Bengal cherish. You have done so as founder of NJPA and through years of association with Kollol of Jew Jersey, Ananada Mandir and other well known organizations. Your contribution to literature and work on arsenic cleaning in water is also well known.
In recognition of your dedication, we have the honor to award you the “Distinguished Service Award’ during the 28th North American Bengali Conference.
Pronoy Chatterjee is an ardent author, has written two novels (a review of one of his books appear in this blog) and has been an editor or several Bengali magazines including “Kallol Sahitya Sambad”, “AnandaLipi”, “Ananda Sangbad” and many others. He has that magical ability to inspire people around him to be creative, to develop their literary skills that have been dormant in them, and to enrich the lives of the community members through their creations.
My heartiest congratulations goes to Pronoy-da for this well deserved award.
I want to congratulate PronoyKaku. He is my hero and my inspiration; he is the reason why I am staying strong after the bitter I have gone through. I have not seen him in two years and I would love to see him again. Kaku, if you read this comment, I want to let you know that I always think about you and that I love you so much. It would make my happy if you contact me and I want to thank you for the strength and the advice you have given me by e-mail.
I am refering to the bitter divorce I have gone through and thanks to PronoyKaku, I learned how to be strong and positive. I love you Kaku.