BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Subhadip Niyogi

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President

Subhadip Niyogi

Subhadip has been a resident of the Twin Cities for 12 years now and has played an active role in our community’s affairs. Over the years he has contributed to BAM activities in many different ways, such as active member of food sub-committee during Durga Puja (2021), BAM Picnic (2021), part of communication sub-committee and managing BAM website (2021), food sub-committee (2021) and volunteering in the organizing committee (2021). Subhadip is passionate about working for the community and is a meticulous planner. He would love to bring in his leadership skills in organizing events for the community.

Secretary

Bodhisatya Bhaduri

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Secretary

Bodhisatya Bhaduri

Bodhisatya has been a resident of the Twin Cities since 2013 and has played an active role in our community’s affairs for the last few years. He was an active member of the Membership Sub-Committee and helped with organizing the BAM Summer- Picnic and subsequent events like India-Fest and Durga Pujo for 2021. He was also a co-editor of “Sannikat” and helped in editing, printing and distribution of the magazine. Apart from this, he has been photographing majority of the BAM events since 2018

He was elected as a Director in 2022 and took the responsibility of Pujo. As the Pujo Chair he and his Team created Pandals in Modular and Versatile designs. He also brought in three new faces in the Purohit front who will be invaluable in the coming years!He got re-elected in 2023 and took up the responsibility of handling Cultural Events. He contributed significantly towards having the Legendary Padma Shri Kavita Krishnamurti perform in Minnesota during Durga Pujo. He also introduced Pithe Parbon and External Artists during Poila Baishakh. During his tenures he has brought in a lot of new volunteers to the fold

As a member of BOD he wants to do his part to help serve the community and create a more fulfilling experience for everyone. His vision is to make BAM an open and inclusive Organization where every member feels valued and every volunteer gets an opportunity.

Treasurer

Smaran Misra

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Treasurer

Smaran Misra

Smaran has been a resident of the Twin Cities for 10 years now and has played an active role in our community’s affairs. Over the years he has contributed to BAM activities in many different ways, such as Durga Puja food sub-committee (2019), Saraswati Puja event, Durga Puja volunteering over the years. Smaran strongly believes that he could bring in his working experience in serving the community to the best of his ability.

Cultural Chair

Haimanti Moulik

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Cultural Chair

Haimanti Moulik

Membership Chair

Sudhanshu Jena

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Membership Chair

Sudhanshu Jena

“No problem is insurmountable; with a little courage, teamwork and determination we can overcome anything”

Sudhanshu has called MN home since 2012, and his deep passion for our community and its traditions shines through. He holds the belief that solutions to our challenges lie within us – by empowering individuals, we can forge a path towards a more promising world. A member of BAM since 2015, Sudhanshu views his involvement as a modest stride in this direction. His wellspring of strength originates from his close-knit family, while his well of inspiration is fed by the diverse individuals who surround him. Sudhanshu’s unwavering dedication is to not only uphold but enhance the stature of BAM, steering it towards even greater excellence!

Fund Raising & Outreach Chair

Bikash Paul

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Fund Raising & Outreach Chair

Bikash Paul

Puja & Logistics Chair

Subhabrata Ray

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Puja & Logistics Chair

Subhabrata Ray

Communication Chair

Satabadi Datta

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Communication Chair

Satabadi Datta

Food Chair

Golok Garai

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Food Chair

Golok Garai

Golok has been a resident of the Twin Cities for 9 years and has played multiple roles in BAM community’s affairs. Over the years he has contributed to multiple BAM activities in many different ways, such as member of the Food sub-committee for the last 4 years, member of the Membership sub-committee in 2022, food preparation in Saraswati Pujo 2022, Lakshmi Pujo 2022, and BAM organized Satsang 2022. He served as the BAM Communication chair in 2020. He is committed to serve the Bengali community in the Twin Cities by utilizing his organizing, leadership, program management, and financial management skills.


ADVISORY & COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

ACC Chair

Abhijeet Sarkar

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ACC Chair

Abhijeet Sarkar

Abhijit has been a resident of the Twin Cities for 16 years now and has played an active role in our community’s affairs. Over the years he has contributed to BAM activities in many ways, such as member of external artist committee that brought famous band “Bhoomi” in 2011 and “Chandari” in 2008, member of organizing committee of a BAM charitable event in 2007. Outside of Twin cities, Abhijit was “Food Committee Chair” of Bengali Association of Maryland, “Prantik” in 1997-98. He was also “Cultural Chair” in 1999 and “Food Char” in 2000 for “Sanskriti”, Maryland and DC. As a member of ACC, Abhijit would like to provide right guidance and recommendation to the BOD of BAM for executing all events. He will also encourage youth to come forward and join BAM events to bring new ideas and innovation.

ACC Member

Sayan Mukherjee

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ACC Member

Sayan Mukherjee

ACC Member

Sanjib Basak

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ACC Member

Sanjib Basak


sub committee members

Cultural

Haimanti Moulik (Chair)

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Cultural

Haimanti Moulik (Chair)

This sub-committee is the glue of the community. They bring to life the rich heritage of Bengal through cultural programs and maintain the relationships with international artists and performers.

They also create our very own Sannikat which is BAM’s annual magazine portraying the communities artistic skills and literary talents

Puja & Logistics

Subhabrata Ray (Chair)

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Puja & Logistics

Subhabrata Ray (Chair)

This sub-committee conducts all BAM puja events and manages the logistics associated with it. The sub-committee strive to bring the rich Bengali traditions and rituals to life through the puja events.

Food

Golok Garai (Chair)

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Food

Golok Garai (Chair)

This sub-committee facilitates the food arrangement for BAM events and maintains relationships with local vendors.

Membership

Sudhanshu Jena (Chair)

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Membership

Sudhanshu Jena (Chair)

This sub-committee manages all aspects of memberships and membership related benefits.

Fundraising & Outreach

Bikash Paul (Chair)

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Fundraising & Outreach

Bikash Paul (Chair)

This sub-committee is responsible for fundraising for the organization and serves as a liaison between BAM and other organizations.

Comunication

Satabadi Datta (Chair)

Subhadip Niyogi
Bodhisatya Bhaduri

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Comunication

Satabadi Datta (Chair)

Communication and content management.

Finance

Smaran Misra (Chair)

Subhadip Niyogi

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Finance

Smaran Misra (Chair)

Finance management and budgeting.