American Bengali Conference, Houston, TX
Park, Carmel, IN
Durga Puja, Lexington, KY
June 07, 2015
On behalf of the Bengali
Association of Indiana, I would like to convey our sincere appreciation
for your participation in BAIís summer program, Baishakhi Mela 2015,
held on May 23, 2015 at Nora Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN.
I would like to congratulate Soumi Mukhopadhyay and Anushree Bag
for coordinating a successful program. The program was aimed at showcasing
the young talents in our community and was attended by more than 70
individuals. Pictures will be
posted on Facebook soon.
The silent auction
organized to support Nepal earthquake victims was very successful.
Every dollar raised at the auction and cash donation was to be
matched dollar for dollar, or better, by BAI.
I am very happy to announce that we raised $ 469 and BAI matched it
with $ 531. We will be able to
donate $1000 to DirectRelief
DirectRelief is a reputed charity organization, with 99% of all
receipts directly going to the program expenses.
As confirmed by Charity Navigator, DirectRelief is directly
involved in the relief of Nepal earthquake victims.
Once again, the BAI executive committee is thankful to all the
donors and buyers of items who participated in the silent auction.
Regarding our future
programs, please save the date for September
19, 2015 for the BAI annual picnic to be held at West Park in Carmel, IN. We will send an evite in July.
Tri State Durga Puja will be held on October
17 and 18th, 2015, at Alltech
Arena, Lexington, KY. For
details, please visit http://www.kybengali.org.
The Columbus Ganesh Utsav
Mandal is organizing a series of classical and contemporary dance
performances based on Bharatnatyam and Kathak on Sunday,
June 21, 4:30 Ė 6:30 PM, at Nugent-Custer Performance Hall,
Columbus, IN. For tickets
please contact (812) 374-6691/(352) 665-141,
Have a safe and enjoyable
Kalyani Bose, on behalf
of BAI EC
Association of Indiana
May 14, 2015
Dear Members of BAI,
Greetings from the
Election Committee of the Bengali Association of Indiana!
It is time to elect a new
executive committee (EC) for the Bengali Association of Indiana (BAI).
In accordance with the BAI bylaws, an election committee has been
formed by the current BAI-EC,
The election committee
requests your active participation in nominating individuals in good
standing for the five office bearer positions of the EC, namely the
president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and jt. secretary to
serve on the BAI EC for 4 years, and contribute to the objectives of BAI
in true spirit. Self-nominations
are welcome. It is important
to note that:
The deadline for submitting nominations is August 15, 5
Any member of the BAI, 18 years and above, and in good
standing, could nominate and/or be nominated.
Please use the enclosed
form for nominating up to five individuals for the five office
bearer positions of BAI.
Ten supporters MUST support a single nomination or a slate of
candidates (all on a single form).
In order to avoid any conflict of interest, a supporter must
refrain from supporting multiple nominees for a single position.
You could submit a
nomination without the knowledge of the nominee but the nominee will be
required to provide a written consent to serve (if elected) before the
election takes place. The
bylaws of BAI are open to the public at http://baiweb.org, under ďAbout
usĒ. We request you to forward this email to whoever might not have
Please let us know (email@example.com),
if you have any questions.
Have a great summer!
The BAI Election
Arup Roy (Chair), Mille
Sinha, Chandan Saha, Soumi Mukhopadhya (Ex-Officio), Sudip Das
BAI donated $ 750 to
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at
Sharod Sandya on Saturday, October
Bengali Association of Indiana (BAI) donated $ 750 to the Gleaners Food
Bank of Indiana at BAIís annual fall festival celebration (Sharod
Sandhya 2013) on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Mr. David Moore, the Chief
Advancement Officer of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, accepted the check
for $ 750 from BAIís fundraising committee members, Mr. Arnab Bag and
Dr. Saumyadip Dasgupta. Mr. Moore met with the president of BAI,
Mrs. Kalyani Bose, thanked the audience for the donation, and requested
the involvement of BAI members in volunteering for the Gleaners Food Bank