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.
2017 Saraswati Puja Call for Performances Now Open
- January 28, 2017
- Venue: HSNC Cultural Center
This year Saraswati Pujo will take place on January 28th at HSNC Cultural Center. At BANC, a hallmark of this celebration are the performances by the children of our community, vendor stalls by local entrepreneurs to entice shoppers. Students, multiple music and dance performances both entertain and educate the community about our culture and heritage. We also have hathe-khodi for the little ones as they take their first steps into reading and writing. The cultural program applications are now open. The theme this year is “Celebrating the Folk Culture of India“. The deadline for submission is January 15th. Please complete the form and submit it prior to the deadline. The link to the online form is here.