Western Michigan Bengali Cultural Association
Celebrate the Culture of Bengal
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Welcome ~ স্বাগতম্ !


Western Michigan Bengali Cultural Association (WMBCA) is a non-profit organization formed by “Bengalis” (community from eastern India) who live in West Michigan. The organization aims to create awareness about the rich cultural heritage of India amongst the larger community, help integrate members of the South East Asian communities to the area by providing a local platform to celebrate Bengali festivals and events and get them to give back to the larger community by participating in charitable causes and volunteer activities.




DURGOTSAV 2016

WMBCA members celebrated their annual festival Durgotsav 2016 on October 1st, 2016. More than 400 people attended the event to enjoy delicious Indian food followed by a Cultural extravaganza showcasing the “Indian Cultural Heritage” through traditional dances and music from different regions of India. Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa finalist Aritra Dasgupta and his co-singer Swagata made the evening unforgettable with their musical show.


POILA BOISAKH 2016

WMBCA members along with members of Bangladeshi community celebrated Bengali New Year on May 7th, 2016. Mr. Bing Goei , the Director of Michigan Office For New Americans and Co-President of West Michigan Asian American Association graced the occasion with his presence.


Upcoming Event


Saraswati Puja 2017


 

WMBCA warmly welcomes you to attend Saraswati Puja to be held on February 4th, 2017 at West Michigan Hindu Temple.


Saraswati is revered as the Goddess of knowledge, wisdom, music, arts and learning. Hence, worship of the Goddess Saraswati is commonly celebrated by students and children. As per the tradition, this year also WMBCA has planned lots of activities for children including kids’ art corner, hatekhori (initiation of education), music and dance performances by children.


Prasad, lunch and afternoon snacks will be served.


So, please save the date and don’t miss the opportunity to showcase the talents of your children!


Event Schedule

Puja:

10 am

Kids' Art Corner:

10:30 – 11:30 am

Face painting:

11 am

Pushpanjali:

11:30 am

Hom (Yagna):

12:30 pm

Indian Wear & Jewellery Stall:

12:30 pm

Prasad/Bhog (Lunch):

12 pm

Cultural Program:

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Aarati:

4:15 pm

Tea & Refreshments:

4:15pm

Bisharjan & Shantijal :

4:30 pm



Date:

February 4, 2017


Venue:

Western Michigan Hindu Temple,
4870 Whitneyville Ave, Ada, MI


Tickets (non-members):

Adult:

$10

Student:

$6

Children (Age 5+):

$5


For more information and ticket booking please contact Sinjan De at 269-978-0571

Please watch former president Kaushik Nag's interview on television: http://feellikeyoubelong.com/television-show-blog/2016/8/12/kaushik-nag Posted by 'BASABDUTTA' on 'August 15, 2016'
WMBCA recently participated in Fundraising for Flint water crisis. Posted by 'BASABDUTTA' on 'March 16, 2016'
Former WMBCA president, Mr. Kaushik Nag, has been appointed as a commissioner for Asian Pacific Affairs for the state of Michigan by Governor Rick Snyder. We congratulate him on his accomplishment. Posted by 'BASABDUTTA' on 'January 04, 2016'

WMBCA in the News


Mayor Heartwell inaugurating the "Poila Baisakh" event.


Wood TV highlighting the role of Bengalis educating the local community about their unique culture.



WMBCA takes its "Community Citizenship" role seriously. It is actively and regularly engaged in multiple community events in the West Michigan area such as Feeding the poor, Fundraising for victims of natural calamities, Marathon and Walks. Read more...