Dear Milonee Members,
When we wished each other "Happy New Year", on January 1st, 2020, at 00.00 am, little did we know what the year had in store for us. We saw our lives turned upside down by a force that was beyond our comprehension. Millions of people lost their livelihoods. We saw our friends lose their jobs as we battled an unseen foe and lived with constant fear. But that wasn't all. As Amphan left a train of destruction in its wake in our home towns, wildfires and storms ravaged our adopted country. To say the least, it has been a year of testing, and so far we have outlived it. But we could not have done this without you - with us all being in this together.
We want to sincerely thank all of you who have placed your trust in us, and contributed without the slightest hesitation to causes that Milonee has supported. We not only donated a substantial amount to Amphan relief efforts, but we came together again to make our virtual puja a success. Your participation in our online cultural program and support for our virtual Jolsha has been remarkable. Your outpouring of support has left our community stronger than ever before.
And hence in a true Milonee fashion, we want to thank each and everyone of you for your unwavering support and trust in us.
We can only hope with all our heart that things will be different next year. For now, we take respite in knowing that we have each other for support and to reach out to if needed.
Shubha Bijoya Dashami to all.
Mita Mukherjee, Joydeep Bhowmik, Alpana Choudhuri, Partha Sarothi Ghosh Moulick, Satyendra Deb, Sumit Nandy, Sambhu Basuthakur, Kaushik Pan, Dhrubojyoti Laskar, Gopa Mukherjee, Gautam Majumdar, Koyeli Bhowmick, Roma Sur, Raghu Bhattacharya, Amit Nag, Soumita Datta, Tuhina Nandi, Rathin Basu, Arabinda Ray Barman, Natarajan Roy, Abhijit Dutta, Anindya Basu, Arundhuti Guha, Joydeep Mukherjee