Welcome to BANC, a 501(c)(3) organization, the official website of Bengali Association of North Carolina.
Bengali Association of North Carolina (BANC) is a cultural, charitable, social, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Bengali culture, education and social activities in and around the state of North Carolina. We welcome everybody interested in our culture and heritage to join us. Membership is open to any individual who subscribes to BANC’s mission. We pride ourselves in the rich cultural, social and networking experience we provide for the 200 or so member families that call this part of the world their home.
The history of BANC goes back all the way to 1988, when the organization was first known as North Carolina Bengali Association or NCBA and an executive committee formed. In 2008, we were recognized as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Upcoming 2016 Events
- Saturday, May 21st, 2016
- Venue: Green Hope High School
- Cultural program applications are now closed
As summer comes to the door, we celebrate with a homage to the giants of Bengali literature and music: Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam…This year we will feature a community performance of Gurudev Tagore’s dance drama, Shapmochan. This dramatic piece features some of Tagore’s finest music and prose. This event is free for members. Food will be available for purchase. Learn more…