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Navi Mumbai Bengali Association(NMBA)

Navi Mumbai Bengali Association(NMBA) is one of the largest association of Bengalis in the state of Maharashtra and one of the leading socio cultural institutions for Bengalis in the whole of India. This organization consists of members from all parts of Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Pune, other parts of India and even abroad.

NMBA is registered as a Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 and is also under the ambit of Society’s Registration Act XXI OF 1860. NMBA is governed by an elected Board of Trustees and day-to-day administration is looked after by Managing Committee elected from among its life members.

India is home to several unique traditions which include its spirituality, diverse music, art, culinary delights and many ethnic festivals. Since its inception in 1981, NMBA has actively tried to promote these various facets of Indian ethnicity by organizing as well as participating in a variety of social, cultural and public welfare activities. All initiatives of NMBA are driven by community welfare motive and is open to Bengalis as well as individuals from other communities and religions.

NMBA operates from its own premise at Sector 6, Vashi. The premise has a Temple of Goddess Kali, Guest Rooms, Home for Cancer Patients, Conference halls, Canteen, a wide open-air stage and a Library. The Kali Temple at NMBA Premise is very popular among the populace.

NMBA runs a major social project – ‘The Home for Cancer Patients’, which is aimed at providing affordable boarding and lodging facilities to cancer patients coming to Mumbai for treatment. The Home has 9 rooms with attached bathroom. The library has several thousand books and is managed by the members themselves. The building has lift facility. NMBA provides this special service to more than 500 cancer patients annually and the rooms are always in demand. NMBA even takes care of providing nutritious food for the patients and their attendants or members of their family at a subsidized rate and there is arrangement for 24-hour Ambulance & Medical Facility.

Out of all the major initiatives that the NMBA organize throughout the year, the most magnificent and well celebrated is the Durga Puja. The Durga Puja held annually is known for its grandeur and majesty which is apt as Goddess Durga is regarded as the mother of the Universe who is compassionate to the kind and who vanquishes the Vicious. More than 1.20 lakh people attends the 5-day Durga Puja festival, which offers religious programs, ‘Maha-Bhog’, excellent cultural programs and a lot of other acts of celebration. Among other annual programs NMBA organises Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, Sports, Bengali New Year, Tagore’s Birthday, Annual Picnic, Art, Music & Dance Contests, Naranarayan Seva, Bastra Daan to Economically Challenged Women, Youth Development Centre for developing youth as thought of by Swami Vivekananda through value education and training, Spiritual Discourse, various workshop, Help to Senior Citizens through collaboration with Dignity Foundation, Scholarship for Education to economically challenged students, Commemorating birth days of Bengal greats etc.

NMBA is governed by a Board of Trustees and a Managing Committee – both of which are formed through a democratic election process. The members of these executive bodies are highly qualified individuals, who are well established in their professional and personal lives.

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