About PBCA

Probashi Bengali Christian Association is a non-profit 501(C)(3) social organization of all Bengali Christians living in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is involved in organizing social activities such as get-togethers and cultural programs, picnic during summer and graduation programs, prayers etc. Probashi is committed to welfare of the community. Community concerns are its' first priority. Probashi tries to establish communion between Bengali Christian families by organizing get-togethers, by nurturing family values and by encouraging members of future generation for good social, cultural, intellectual and spiritual growth. Annual Christmas / New Year get-together usually starts with prayer followed by a cultural-variety show performed by the family and friends of Probashi. Variety show includes recitation of poetry, drama, traditional dances, music and songs performed by individuals or groups, comedy, fashion shows, raffle etc. In the get-together for the graduation program, recognition, encouragement and warm supports are given to the newly college-graduating members.

Tepantori is an annual souvenir magazine published by Probashi during Christmas. Family members and friends of Probashi contribute their articles which consist of a wide variety from literary work such as poems, short stories to analytical, informational, suggestive or directional articles involving various socio-economical, socio-political and spiritual issues.

Bangladeshi national memorable day Shohid Dibosh on 21st February is observed with due respect.

All family members of Bengali Christians of tri-state area are considered as general members and a nominal annual membership fee is suggested to support ongoing expenses. It has an executive committee consisting of a President, Vice President, General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary, Treasurer, Cultural Secretary, Assistant Cultural Secretary, Organizational Secretary, Youth and Sports Secretary and two Executive Members. It also has an advisory board. Executive committee members meet every month. There is an annual general meeting where all members are welcome to attend. Current year's activities and suggestions for future year's activities are discussed in this meeting. Also, general secretary of the organization formally announces itemized list of activities as well as executive members answer questions that the general members have. Also, the treasurer submits the expense accounts for the year. In the general meeting of every other year bi-annual election of new executive committee is held where all members and their families are invited. Only members who are adult (over 18 years) vote to elect for those above mentioned offices. New executive committee later selects the members of advisory board. Besides the annual general meeting, other ad-hoc meetings are held through out the year where all general members are welcome.

      Vission and Mission of PBCA

PBCA is the first Bengali Christian Association in US that play a vital role in the success of this team by extending its vision and mission into Bengali communities across the United States.

Our PBCA is an excellent way to take advantage of the wealth of Bengali resources available in New York, as well as the tri-state region. Through workshops, presentations, conferences, meetings and social outings, PBCA helps you stay informed on key social issues while enabling members to establish valuable local, regional and even national contacts.

Vision: The Society for all Bengali Christians in the US will be recognized as:

  • The voice and face of PBCA to media, industry, government, and society

For more than 25 years, PBCA has been dedicated in bringing Bengali christians all over the United States to a common goal of unity, prosperity and growth within our community. PBCA membership is growing and we expect it to exceed 2700 members by end of the year. PBCA meetings provide tremendous opportunities for peer networking and valuable connections to the Bengali community.

PBCA seeks to:

  • Establish local networks of members who share knowledge and support each other in the pursuit of individual excellence
  • Create and disseminate valuable intellectual capital to its members
  • Develop leaders of tomorrow from within our own
  • Influence industry and government policies that impact this community

We continually strive to provide value to our members. We have worked hard to create a friendly cooperative environment and have tailored our programs to meet the membership specific interests, affiliations and career objectives.

PBCA's Mission:

  • Increased Focus on youths
  • Introduce Value-Added Services to Membership
  • Increased Focus on Membership
  • Strengthen the Effectiveness of the Board

Ignatius Dilip Gomes
President
Agatha D. Rozario
Vice President
Francis Manik Folia
General Secretary
Jessy C. D'Rozario
Asst. General Secretary
Jude S. Purification
Treasurer
Philip Richard Gomes
Asst. Treasurer
Chandra Corraya
Organizing Secretary
Eugene Binoy D'Costa
Joint Cultural Secretary
Harold Lytton Philips
Joint Cultural Secretary
Joseph D'Cruze
Joint Sports Secretary
John S. Baroi
Joint Sports Secretary
Florence K. Gomes
Executive Member
Gabriel Pasker Gomes
Executive Member
PBCA Christmas Greetings

Advisors List will be announced soon.

  • How do I become a member?
    Download Membership Application form. Print the application and then fill it up and mail it to the address below accompanied by a check or money order of the membership amount:
    Mailing Address:
    Probashi Bengali Christian Association
    P.O. Box-1568
    New York, NY 10159-1568

  • Who do I contact to pay my yearly membership fee?
    You can send your yearly membership fee by mail to the same PBCA address attention PBCA. Specify which year you are paying for and your name clearly.

  • Is the website updated on a daily basis?
    Yes. We will try to keep it as current as possible. Please send us your email address and or addresses of your friends and family members who would like to be kept in the loop about events that are in the horizon.This way you can get notified about events that are going to come in the near future.

  • Can I put up an ad about my business on this website?
    Yes. Click on the classified section under HOME and post a classified ad. We would like to request everyone to keep this site clean and professional, as this is a community oriented site and we have to respect each other in everyway possible. Please contact us at pbcanews@gmail.com for any other questions you might have.

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      About PBCA

Probashi Bengali Christian Association is a non-profit 501(C)(3) social organization of all Bengali Christians living in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is involved in organizing social activities such as get-togethers and cultural programs, picnic during summer and graduation programs, prayers etc. Probashi is committed to welfare of the community. Community concerns are its' first priority. Probashi tries to establish communion between Bengali Christian families by organizing get-togethers, by nurturing family values and by encouraging members of future generation for good social, cultural, intellectual and spiritual growth. Annual Christmas / New Year get-together usually starts with prayer followed by a cultural-variety show performed by the family and friends of Probashi. Variety show includes recitation of poetry, drama, traditional dances, music and songs performed by individuals or groups, comedy, fashion shows, raffle etc. In the get-together for the graduation program, recognition, encouragement and warm supports are given to the newly college-graduating members.

Tepantori is an annual souvenir magazine published by Probashi during Christmas. Family members and friends of Probashi contribute their articles which consist of a wide variety from literary work such as poems, short stories to analytical, informational, suggestive or directional articles involving various socio-economical, socio-political and spiritual issues.

Bangladeshi national memorable day Shohid Dibosh on 21st February is observed with due respect.

All family members of Bengali Christians of tri-state area are considered as general members and a nominal annual membership fee is suggested to support ongoing expenses. It has an executive committee consisting of a President, Vice President, General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary, Treasurer, Cultural Secretary, Assistant Cultural Secretary, Organizational Secretary, Youth and Sports Secretary and two Executive Members. It also has an advisory board. Executive committee members meet every month. There is an annual general meeting where all members are welcome to attend. Current year's activities and suggestions for future year's activities are discussed in this meeting. Also, general secretary of the organization formally announces itemized list of activities as well as executive members answer questions that the general members have. Also, the treasurer submits the expense accounts for the year. In the general meeting of every other year bi-annual election of new executive committee is held where all members and their families are invited. Only members who are adult (over 18 years) vote to elect for those above mentioned offices. New executive committee later selects the members of advisory board. Besides the annual general meeting, other ad-hoc meetings are held through out the year where all general members are welcome.

      Vission and Mission of PBCA

PBCA is the first Bengali Christian Association in US that play a vital role in the success of this team by extending its vision and mission into Bengali communities across the United States.

Our PBCA is an excellent way to take advantage of the wealth of Bengali resources available in New York, as well as the tri-state region. Through workshops, presentations, conferences, meetings and social outings, PBCA helps you stay informed on key social issues while enabling members to establish valuable local, regional and even national contacts.

Vision: The Society for all Bengali Christians in the US will be recognized as:

  • The voice and face of PBCA to media, industry, government, and society

For more than 25 years, PBCA has been dedicated in bringing Bengali christians all over the United States to a common goal of unity, prosperity and growth within our community. PBCA membership is growing and we expect it to exceed 2700 members by end of the year. PBCA meetings provide tremendous opportunities for peer networking and valuable connections to the Bengali community.

PBCA seeks to:

  • Establish local networks of members who share knowledge and support each other in the pursuit of individual excellence
  • Create and disseminate valuable intellectual capital to its members
  • Develop leaders of tomorrow from within our own
  • Influence industry and government policies that impact this community

We continually strive to provide value to our members. We have worked hard to create a friendly cooperative environment and have tailored our programs to meet the membership specific interests, affiliations and career objectives.

PBCA's Mission:

  • Increased Focus on youths
  • Introduce Value-Added Services to Membership
  • Increased Focus on Membership
  • Strengthen the Effectiveness of the Board

Convention Site
Silver Jubilee DVD
Bangladesh Christian Association, MD Event
Silver Jubilee DVD