Welcome to RBBA
We are a group of professionals from the Indian community who live in the beautiful county of Berkshire and its surroundings. The beginning of 2009 saw us come together enthusiastically and join hands to form the "Royal Berkshire Bengali Association (RBBA)", with an aim to:
• Provide a forum to converge and celebrate our unique cultural, religious, artistic and social heritage
• Promote multiculturalism to enhance our experience through a multitude of activities
• Generate greater awareness about Indian culture within the youth and encourage their involvement
This is a beginning and we are starting to take our first steps. We have been touched and motivated by the enthusiasm and support that we have received from our local community. We strongly believe and sincerely hope that this will turn into a focal point where the community can come together and enjoy the true spirit of our rich culture.
We are looking forward with excitement to work more closely with our local community here and in India. Our goal is to contribute towards the many good causes and challenges that face our society today.
RBBA is a registered charity founded in 2009 and has been committed since inception to the founding principles of helping various charities, both local and overseas. We have raised more than 22K through various fundraising events and initiatives and have also donated a portion of our yearly income to aid various sections of the community.
Over the years we have been associated with following charitable organisations:
Another ideology behind the inception of RBBA was also to promote the rich Indian heritage and culture in the UK and create a platform of celebration; where young and old come together and participate in this magnificent celebration of life. In an effort to connect the music loving audiences here to the vast musical talent in India, we have invited prominent Indian artistes of international fame in the past, like Surojit O Bondhura , Anupam Roy ,Chandrabindoo ,Anjan Dutt and Nachiketa to perform live on the RBBA stage and enthral us all with their music. Local talent is always encouraged and nurtured; we invite many local vocalists, dancers and groups to come and perform live on stage during our celebration of Durga Puja and various other events organised over the course of the year.
Celebrating joy through our festivals is a proven way of staying connected to our roots and we wholeheartedly celebrate each one as it comes along , our flagship event being 'Durga Puja' which is held in complete sync and harmony with authentic Puja Schedule while upholding our founding principles of 'Sarbojonin Durgotsav' for the entire community to participate. The support of patrons and the community has catapulted RBBA to the league of front runners and a 'must see' Durga Puja in UK. If you love Durga Puja and want to enjoy Puja as you remember from your childhood then the RBBA Durga Puja is an absolute must see since our warmth and hospitality replete with the ambience of a stunning marquee creates our 'Desher Pujo Bideshe ' !!