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2021 NABC Global for Bengal Together We Can Make a Difference

By NABC 2021 Marketing & Communication

Second wave of COVID-19 in India including Bengal and other states made us think how fragile our lives are. Many of us lost near and dear ones to this killer virus. North American Bengali Conference (NABC) is standing beside Bengal and its people by proceeding with the Banga Sammelan in July.

NABC has partnered with two non-profit organizations in Kolkata – Mukti and Rotary Club – during this most trying time. Already $15,000 has been sent to them to cover the cost of critical needs.

The organizing committee has consciously decided to hold the Banga Sammelan as a global virtual reality event from July 2nd to July 4th 2021. There will be art, culture, business, shopping and more in the packed three-day event, but for a greater cause which is to care for Bengal.

All excess money from this event will be donated to help Bengal’s COVID-19 relief. Similar to last year’s Hope 2020 to address Amphan and 1st wave of COVID-19, NABC is committed to take every effort to raise relief funds. Artists and production staff are able to earn some money through this event.

Here is a glimpse of some of the happening programs. After all, this global network is anticipated to create a much bigger impact on Bengali art and culture as well as on people in Bengal during pandemic. Essentially, you will be helping Bengal through your generous donation while enjoying the programs from home at your comfort.

Here are the glimpses from the prime time shows that are confimed so far.

  • Nostalgic Kishore – by his son and renowned singer Amit Kumar from the nostalgic “Gauri Kunj” in Mumbai (Kishore Kumar’s house). Memoirs and songs will fill the hour.
  • Sahajiya Rabi – Based on Kabiguru Rabindranath ­– shot in Shantiniketan, performances by Parvathy Baul, Kartick Das Baul, Manoj Murali, and Aditi Gupta.
  • Kinnari Gatha – a unique production with some real life stories – Riddhi Bandyopadhyay,  and others.
  • Cactus – the famous Bangla Band ­– present by Sidhu, Pota, and others.
  • Anwesha Dutta Gupta, Durnibar and Pranjal will be delivering a creative mix of Bengali modern songs produced by music directors like Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, Salil Chowdhury, SD Burman, RD Burman.
  • Mesmerizing songs by Raghab Chatterjee, Ujjaini Mukherjee, and Arnab Basu.
  • Sa Re Ga Ma Pa singing stars will present a variety of songs.
  • There will be two dramas presented by Parthapratim Deb, Rupa Deb, Debshankar Halder, Biswajit Chakraborty, and Sukriti Lahori.
  • Swapnil and Mium will have a program from Bangladesh.

Registration for all categories of participation (regular attendees, sponsors, donors, exhibitors, partner organizations) is open through NABC’s official website (www.nabcglobal.org). Payments can be made using a few different methods. COVID CARE Donation can be made through the online registration page.

Detailed instructions on how to watch and navigate the whole event will be provided to all registered participants. NABC will also provide guidance and support if there is any problem in accessing or navigating the programs.

As a general attendee, the registration fee is only US $25 per family per IP address. NABC is requesting you to donate as much as possible in addition to registration fees.

Please register and donate to make this initiative successful. With worldwide support and participation by you, we can stand beside Bengal.  

Disclaimer: Information and statements shared in this report solely represent the policies, guidelines and views of North American Bengali Conference.

Please visit www.nabcglobal.org for details, follow on IG #nabcglobal or contact info@nabcglobal.org if you have any questions

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