Our Purpose

The purpose of North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja trust is to teach people how to follow modern culture and yet remain rooted to the Hindu traditions and values. It showcases the very best of Bengali culture, art, and entertainment in its own unique manner. The primary objectives of the Trust are to:

  • PROMOTE awareness of Bengali identity, its cultural and spiritual heritage.
  • ORGANIZE cultural programs and events involving Bengali and other Indian traditional and contemporary cultural activities.
  • ORGANIZE efforts to maintain and perpetuate Bengali and Indian culture among the youth of Indian origin during the process of their assimilation into the mainstream.
  • PROMOTE the belief in “Power of Sati” (Sati denotes the female form, as a symbol of female dynamism)
  • PARTICIPATE in charitable causes through voluntary work and fund raising.

Since its inception, the association has been promoting Bengali culture and awareness by hosting cultural programs throughout every year and celebrating prominent Bengali events such as Saraswati Puja, Paila Baishak, Rabindra Jayanti and Durga Puja.

Quotes from the Trust deed:

  • We would maintain a temple of “MAA DURGA” meant for religious Pujas, worship and performance of religious ceremonies.
  • We aspire to set up educational institutions and help other educational institutions, provide them assistance, scholarship to students for higher education in India or abroad
  • We raise funds for medical reliefs and other institutions for reception and treatment of illness or convalescence of persons requiring medical attention or rehabilitation etc.
  • We contribute and grant relief to the poor including organizing relief camp to alleviate the distress, suffering and hardship caused by famine, flood, cyclone, earthquake, fire, riots or any other calamities.

For Bengali people, Durga Puja is as much a cultural event as a religious one. For this reason, the celebration of Durga Puja is without doubt the most important event on the Trust’s calendar. During past few years we are contributing towards Bengali floods to Chief Minister Fund Kolkata and at the time of Tsunami Floods we contributed our Funds.