The North American Bengali Conference (NABC) or Banga Sammelan, as it is popularly known, is the largest social and cultural conference for Bengalees in North America. It marks a grand celebration of Bengali culture, life and tradition in a setting where East meets West.

Sanskriti of Washington, D.C. has the honor of hosting the 39th NABC from July 5 through July 7, 2019, at the Baltimore Convention Center, in Baltimore, Maryland -- a suburb of the U.S. capital. The co-sponsors of NABC 2019 are Prantik of Baltimore and the Northern Virginia Bengali Association (NVBA) of Virginia.

It will be a time for us to come together for reunion and rejuvenation. It will be a place where our next generation will be able to enjoy, cultivate and cherish Bengal’s rich heritage.

The celebration will include cultural programs, masterpiece Bengali movies and drama, seminars on business, literature, health and science – with artists and luminaries from West Bengal, Bangladesh and North America. Exhibitors will highlight Bengali culture with arts and handicrafts from Bengal. Last, but not least, you will have ample opportunities of our favorite – long, relaxed sessions of adda -- catching-up with long-lost friends, along with good food.

So, let us all congregate and experience the flavor of Bengal in this new home of ours. Let us celebrate nostalgia while embracing universe -- ভুবনজোড়া আসনখানি – which is the theme of NABC 2019. 






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