Please RSVP for the event by July 30, 2016. through the evite that has sent out on July 3rd. 

 The picnic will be FREE to all BAI families, and we are excited about planning a day of food, music, and adda.

Additionally, we are excited to initiate a new activity this year- we will request everyone in attendance to participate in a family-friendly Fundraising Walkathon. There will be a nominal fee to participate in the Walkathon, and all funds raised will be donated to a non-profit organization that serves a worthy cause. We will send you specific details about the Walkathon closer to the picnic.

Plan for the day

·         Meet and greet, tea and snacks: 10 AM- 11:30 AM

·         General body meeting, announcements for TSDP 2016: 11:30 AM- Noon

·         Lunch (FREE): Noon- 2 PM

·         Walkathon (TBD): 2-3:30 PM

·         Cleaning and wrap up: 3:30-4 PM

Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options will be available for lunch. We will also be organizing some interesting games for kids and as well as create opportunities for them to assist with fundraising and to develop their entrepreneurial skills. More information will be available in the near term.

We look forward to see you and your family on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

The Bengali Association of Indiana is super excited about the pre-Durga Puja gathering on Saturday, at the Annual Picnic! Come experience the thrill of Puja preparations! Join us as we gear up to celebrate our biggest event of the year, while continuing our tradition of promoting civic stewardship! Come see how the children of our community are stepping up to raise money for a noble cause. On the day of the picnic please make sure you have a little change handy to buy goodies like cupcakes and lemonade from the youngsters. Whether life gives us lemons or not, a cup of lemonade on a hot summer day is irresistible to all

A successful annual picnic and first annual walkathon for a noble cause!

- Big turnout despite the rain

- Walkathon with umbrellas

- Engaged children and high schoolers who pitched in with lemonade, slushies, cupcakes, and cookies to raise funds

- A big check to the Riley Children's Foundation

We are honored to serve our beautiful community, and are proud of creating opportunities to give back.

The kids' activities and Walkathon raised over 75 percent, BAI Philanthropy donated an additional amount, for a total donation of $1000.