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.


June 21, 2015

Columbus Ganesh Utsav




July 10-12, 2015

North American Bengali Conference, Houston, TX




September 19, 2015

Annual Picnic, West Park, Carmel, IN



October 17-18, 2015

Tri-State 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

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 summer!

Best wishes,

Kalyani Bose, on behalf of BAI EC

President, Bengali 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 PM EDT.

  • 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, under ďAbout usĒ. We request you to forward this email to whoever might not have received it. 

Please let us know (, if you have any questions.

Have a great summer!

The BAI Election Committee

Arup Roy (Chair), Mille Sinha, Chandan Saha, Soumi Mukhopadhya (Ex-Officio), Sudip Das (Ex-Officio)


BAI donated $ 750 to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at 

Sharod Sandya on Saturday, October 26, 2013

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.



Airport Limo Service, John Brewer, Indianapolis - 317/507-5703 Allstate, Ranj Puthran, Carmel Allure Salon, Carmel Amber Indian Restaurant, Carmel Ameriprise Financial, Gregg Keele, Indianapolis Barrington Jewels, Indianapolis Beenu Sikand - Real Estate Bombay Bazzar, Fishers - 317/585-9130 & Mumbai Grill, Greenwood - 317/882-3333
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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