The Bengali Association of Madison (BAM) is registered non-profit (501(c) (3)) organization in Madison, WI. It organizes several Bengali cultural events throughout the year. BAM was started in 1983 by a small group of new Bengalis in Madison, some of them are still regular participant of BAM. The goal of BAM is to enjoy the essence and spirit of Bengali food, music, and culture with each other, our children, and the community in this beautiful town that we call home. We currently have about 100 members. Anyone can who is interested in Bengali food and culture can become a member and/or attend our events. Events are always open to everyone. If you are in "greater Madison area", come join us in one of the events.
Bengali Association of Madison (BAM) is registered with the State of Wisconsin and Federal US Government. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted BAM a non-profit, tax exempt status (effective date: April 16, 2016).
Executive committee was formed with a term limit of 2 years. The new executive committee will be in office from August 1st, 2021 to July 31st, 2023.
The elected executive committee members are:
President: Rahul Chatterjee
Co-treasurers: Ranjit Dasgupta and Sukanta Ghosh
The President and President elect will work closely throughout the term and the President elect will be the President in the next term. Elections will be held for the President elect and co-treasurers every 2 years.
Everyone is welcome to join BAM! To join, please click the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the page
Saraswati Puja (Jan 28, 2023)
Purchase ticket by Jan 21, 203.
Become a BAM member
Anyone who is interested in Bengali culture and tradition can become a BAM member. The yearly membership for 2023 is $20 for whole family and $10 for individuals. BAM Members receive discount in every BAM event tickets.
Membership fee was reviewed in 2022 General body meeting on April 23, 2022. Membership is valid from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2023.