Welcome to BANC


Welcome to BANC, a 501(c)(3) organization, the official website of Bengali Association of North Carolina.

About Us

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.

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Upcoming 2016 Events

saraswati-PujaSaraswati Puja

  • Saturday, February 13th, 2016
  • Venue: Cultural Hall, Hindu Society of North Carolina Temple
  • Cultural program applications are now open!

We welcome 2016 with the first puja of the year. Join the BANC community as we invoke Ma Saraswati’s blessings and showcase our talented youth and children in our cultural extravaganza! Don’t miss out on the scrumptious food, diverse stalls and divine prasad! Visit the webpage for more information.