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About Us

The Bengali Association of Pittsburgh (BAP) is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. BAP serves the ethnic Bengali population in Pittsburgh and neighboring communities. Since its inception, BAP has been promoting Bengali culture and awareness by hosting social, religious and cultural programs throughout the year.
Our Timeline
  • In the early and mid – 1960’s, there were only a few Bengali families residing in the city of Pittsburgh and its immediate suburbs.
  • Bengali Association of Pittsburgh was formally inaugurated on the day of Saraswati Puja in 1981
  • A sub-committee was formed by 2009-2010 Executive committee to revise the current BAP constitution
  • The Executive committee approved the draft presented by the sub-committee
  • A General body meeting on November 15, 2009 was called by the executive committee and the draft Bylaws were presented to the members present.
  • Suggestions received from the members were incorporated in the draft
  • The Bylaws with further revisions were adopted by the Annual General Body Meeting during Saraswati Pujo on January 23, 2010
  • Following the adoption of the By Laws, the first Advisory Council of five members was formed at the same General Body Meeting along with the new Executive committee for 2010-11
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