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 2018

WMBCA members celebrated their annual festival Durgotsav 2018 on October 20th, 2018 and on October 21st, 2018 at Comstock Park High School.. More than 400 people attended the event to enjoy delicious Indian food followed by a Cultural extravaganza showcasing “Music Beyond Boundaries”, showcasing classical, folk and Bollywood, dance and music of India. Madhura Sane - From USA - A professional and renowned Kathak exponent, choreographer and actor mesmerized the audience with her Kathak classical and fusion presentations. Also, Shamit Tyagi of "Fame Gurukul" and "Dus ke Dus Le Gaye Dil" from Sony TV fame enthralled the audience with semi-classical, folk and superhit Bollywood songs.


POILA BOISAKH 2018

WMBCA members along with members of Bangladeshi community celebrated Bengali New Year on May 5th, 2018 showcasing the cultural heritage of India & Bangladesh, through music, dance, drama and other forms of Art. On the special occassion of 10th Poila Baisakh celebration, Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet - from Bangladesh, had brightened the event with her golden voice.


Upcoming Event


Saraswati Puja 2019


 

WMBCA warmly welcomes you to attend Saraswati Puja to be held on February 9th, 2019 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

Main Puja:

10:00 AM

Kids' Art Corner:

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Pushpanjali:

11:30 AM

Hathe Khori:

12:30 PM

Prasad/Bhog (Lunch):

starts at 12:30 PM

Cultural Program:

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Tea & Refreshments:

starts at 4:15 PM

Sandhya Aarati:

4:30 PM

Bisharjan & Shantijal :

5:00 PM



Date:

February 9, 2019


Venue:

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


Tickets (non-members):

Adult:

$15

Children (Age 5+):

$11


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WMBCA in the News


Mayor Heartwell inaugurating the "Poila Baisakh" event.



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...