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Venue: Actors Theatre of Louisville
Bangamela 2018 will be held on the historic Actors Threatre of Louisville. It is the same venue where the 1st Bangamela was inaugurated twenty years ago.
Pratima Bhattacherjee Memorial Award
Pratima Bhattacherjee – fondly known to her many admirers as Chabi-di – loved Bengali music, literature and art. She was a tireless supporter of the youth in the TriState region of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.
In her memory, the Pratima Bhattacherjee Foundation has been established by her family to promote Bengali culture among the youth that come to Bangamela.
This year, the winner of the Children's Art Competition will be awarded with $250 and will be announced at the main Event.
Louisville, Kentucky is a city full of surprises – for those that have never visited, that is. Many people are surprised when they find out that Louisville is the 16th largest city in the country.
You have wide-ranging choice for hotel in Downtown Louisville and the surrounding Areas. To see a list and the room rate please follow the Hotel Options link.
Dr. Jahurul KarimCHAIRPERSON
Parimal BhattacherjeeBUDGET & FINANCE DIRECTOR
Nandan Kumar MondalTREASURER
Bangamela 2018 team is composed of 21 members, each with its own area of responsibility, that work synergistically to further our mission.
Dr. Parimal Bhattacherjee
Nasir & Shahana Talukder
Choudhury Saeed Ahmed & Jasmin Ahmed
Jahurul & Selina Karim
Partha & Parna Mukhopadhyay
Abu Islam Shumon & Shumi Islam
Ahad & Nasreen Chowdhury
Samiran Bhadra & Runu Bhadra
Hiron Chowdhury & Karuna Chowdhury
Ashraful Islam & Hani Iskandarwati
Nanda Sen Gupta & Dilip Chakraborty
Subhashish & Suchismita Satpathy
Bisyajit & Jayasri Dasgupta
Russel Mahmud & Badrun Mahmud
Nadim Talukar & Nina Talukdar
Nasif Akand & Farzana Akand
Md. R. Jahan & Sultana Parveen
Emranul Islam & Nurun Afsa
Akhtar Mahmood & Sitara Zaman
Rakibul Bashar & Subarna Tonny
Priyatosh Saha & Soma Saha
Manjur Murshed & Tuhin Murshed
Mahabubur Rahman & Mahfuza Rumi
Rashed Aman & Nishat Tanjila
In 1998, a few Bengalis of the Tri-state area (Kentucky-Indiana-Ohio) proposed to organize a cultural festival in mid America region in order to further the rich cultural tradition and heritage of Bengali literature and performing arts amongst the Bengali diaspora living in North America. In the following year, at a meeting of a few enthusiastic Bengalis from the Tri-state area, a resolution was passed to form a cultural forum, MID AMERICA BENGALI ASSOCIATION (MABA). At the same meeting, Treenaneel of Kentucky proposed to host the first cultural festival, BANGAMELA 1999, in Louisville.