A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization




The Bengali Association of Indiana (BAI) is a non-profit socio-cultural organization.  The main objectives of BAI are to engage in educational, cultural, and religious celebrations of Bengal and the Indian subcontinent.  We foster the spirit of friendship and cooperation among our members and local and global communities.   The membership is open to all who believe in the objectives of the BAI, irrespective of race, religion, color, gender, age or national origin.

February 02, 2014, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

Saraswati Puja by Bengali Community, Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN



March 22, 2014, 7:30 PM

Amjad Ali Khan with Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, Auer Perfirmance Hall., Ft. Wayne, IN, Ticket : 10.00, (260) 481-6555

Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends and ready to ring in yet another new year!

The Bengali community of Indiana will celebrate Saraswati Puja at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana on Sunday, February 02, 2014. The puja is scheduled from 10:30 AM to 12 noon, followed by lunch from 12 PM to 1:30 PM. No cultural program will be organized because Super Bowl is that evening.

2013 was quite busy and productive for the Bengali Association of Indiana.  We Bengalis came together to celebrate the three pujas (Saraswati, Durga and Lakshmi) this year at our Temple, with the help and support of many participating families of Indiana.  It is worth mentioning that all three pujas were funded by individual Bengali community member sponsors, without placing any financial burden on BAI.  Without your active participation, no celebration is ever successful.

Many of us went to Dayton, OH to attend the Tri-State Durga Puja in October.  TSDP-Dayton was successful in executing a grand Puja celebration.  Next year we look forward to Cincinnati hosting the Tri State Durga Puja.  As soon as they inform us of their Puja dates and other details, we will let everyone know.  Durga Puja actually falls on September 30 - October 4, 2014. 

BAI also hosted two very successful cultural events: Summer Fest 2013 in June, and Sharod Sandhya in October.  Both were very well attended, and it was universally acclaimed that both programs were of very high quality. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.  All the invited artists (Surojit and Apala Bandopadhyay, Nandini Bhowmick, and Ronojoy Ganguly) were of extremely high caliber and provided the audience great entertainment.  At the Sharod Sandhya event, BAI donated a check of $750.00 to Gleaners Food Bank from the funds raised during Tri-State Durga Puja 2012.  Also attached to this e-mail is a copy of the Treasurer's report for 2013.

On a sad note, we lost two valuable members of our BAI family this past year.  Arun Chowdhury passed away in March 2013 and Shikha Chatterjee died suddenly in early December.  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the two families.

We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!  Please be safe in your travels and celebrations.

Thank you for your help and support in 2013 and we look forward to the same in the upcoming year.


The Executive Committee of BAI


BAI donated $ 750 to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at 

Sharod Sandya 2013 on Saturday, October 26

The 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 of Indiana.


Congratulations to Graduates

Roshni Bag
Roshni is the daughter of Arnab and Anushree Bag, and brother of Ritwik Bag.  She will be going to the Hutton Honors College at Indiana University with the Wells Scholarship. One of the most prestigious merit-based scholarships offered to undergraduates in any American University for extraordinary achievement inside and outside the classroom. Roshni is an AP Scholar with distinction, was selected as a 2012 AnnPower Fellow by Ann Taylor Inc, received a fourth place award in the medicine category at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix in 2013, and awards from the United States Army and Air Force for two years of scientific research that she conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Roshni is a Black belt in Tae Kwon Do and graduated in 2011 in Kathak.

Priyanka Ghosh
Priyanka Ghosh, daughter of Prodyot and Rinku Ghosh of Bloominton.  She graduated from Bloomington High School South as Valedictorian. She is also an athlete, having broken 3 high school swimming records; state finalist in swimming and cross country. She was offered Wells Scholarship at Indiana University. She is a National AP Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Presidential Scholars Candidate, and Science Olympiad State Champion. She will study at the University of Pennsylvania in a coordinated dual degree program between the Wharton School of Business and Penn Engineering School.  Priyanka is also an Indiana Academic All-Star.

Anirban Banerjee
Graduated with MBA in general management from School of Business, Indiana University, Kokomo.

Sumit Chatterjee
Amit is the son of Amit and Prachi Chatterjee.  Graduated with BS in Management and Information Systems and admitted to IU Kelly School of Business with specialization in information systems.  Sumit is currently doing an internship at KPMG LLP in the area of audit, tax and advisory services.

Supriya Chatterjee
Supriya is the daughter of Amit and Prachi Chatterjee. Supriya has been admitted to Butler University, College of Education, for her MS in School Counseling and Mental Health.



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Butler University, Indianapolis Case Design/Remodeling, Carmel Classic Kitchen & Granite, Carmel Crawfordsville Pediatric Center, Dr. Sutapa Nag, Crawfordsville Desi Bazzar, Greenwood Dreyer & Reinbold of Greenwood Emerald Garden Boutique Hotel, Jaipur Fish Corner, Chicago - 773/262-7173
Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Centers, Indianapolis and Carmel Goodman & Campbell Neurosurgeons, Carmel, Indianapolis, Franklin, Avon, Lafayette Hecht Family Dentistry, Carmel Huntington Tutoring Solution, Carmel Infectious Diseases of Indiana, Indianapolis Greenwood Cosmetic Dentist, Greenwood Jungle Jim's International Market, Fairfield, OH Key Bank, Indianapolis & Greenwood
Kristoff Hansen Dentistry, Kindred Healthcare, Carmel & Indianapolis Lake City Bank, Indianapolis

Mayil Mandaps, Carmel

Moyer Jewelers, Carmel MS2 Data Solutions National Road Insurance, Robert Young, Greenfield Nephrology & Internal Medicine, Carmel and Fishers Northwestern Mutual, Niteen Nevrekar, Indianapolis
Nrityangan - Kathak Dance Academy, Carmel OrthoIndy, Carmel Ovation Audio/Video Solutions, Nobelsville and Greenwood Patel Brothers Grocery, Indianapolis Practice Billing, LLC, Indianapolis - 317/375-3681 Premier Dry Cleaners, Carmel - 317/848-1960 Ramakrisha Vivekananda Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis
Royal Gallery of Rugs Ruma Upholstery & Drapery, Indianapolis Sai's Boutique at India Plaza, Indianapolis SARAGA International Grocery, Indianapolis State Farm, Leonard Smiertelny, Greenwood Swasdee Thai Restaurant, Indianapolis The Physicians of Tower Surgical, Indianapolis Tutoring in English by Santosh Chawla, Carmel
Union Savings Bank, Alan Bisler, Indianapolis Urbana - Promoter/Builder, Kolkata

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