Bengali Cultural Association
- Sanskriti family-
Sanskriti is a vibrant social organization in the city of Buffalo, NY. It is a non-profit, non-political, cultural association promoting the awareness of Indian ethnic identity and fostering interaction and unity among the members. Its major goal is to espouse, enjoy and further in this distant land, the various aspects integral to the mosaic of Indian life - its literature, performing arts, festivals and religious events. Sanskriti also strives to generate appreciation and understanding of Indian culture and philosophy among the people of this area.
As an effort towards the realization of its goals, Sanskriti organizes the celebration of several major religious festivals of Bengal, namely, Durga puja, Saraswati puja and Lakshmi puja. Several cultural events are also sponsored throughout the year. Celebration of the Bengali New Year day and of the birthday of the poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore is part of that agenda. A summer picnic and a winter dinner add to the variety of the programs sponsored. Additionally Sanskriti makes every effort within its limited resources to organize cultural programs by artists from India whenever opportunity shines. Several such programs over the years by noted artists like Pramita Mullick, Partho Ghosh and Gouri Ghosh, Purna Das Baul, Bhupen Hazarika, Sumitra Sen, Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya were highly acclaimed by the audience. The biggest strength of Sanskriti is its small but dedicated, enterprising, creative body of members who have, through their support, helped it sustain and grow through all these years.