The American Bengali Conference (NABC), commonly known as Banga Sammelan, is being held this year from July 2-4. It is a cultural, musical and humanitarian conference. This year marks the 41st Bangla Sammelan. Donations received during the event will be provided to non-profit agencies dedicated to addressing COVID-19 in West Bengal. This time, the conference uses a virtual reality (VR) platform to connect with people.
This conference aims to touch the Bengali soul far beyond geographical boundaries.
To join the conference, you must visit nabcglobal.org from any browser you choose and register. Once done, you can visit several auditoriums and watch live events. In this virtual event hosted in a 3D virtual reality environment, attendees can participate from anywhere. The event is a fusion of the evolution of Bengali culture and provides platforms for changing games in the cultural landscape.
The organizing committee behind the running of the event is made up of Bengalis living in America. In recent months, they have had to keep in touch with everyone, from Indian artists to technology companies, to ensure the smooth running of the event.
Artists who will perform at the event include Amit Kumar, Usha Uthup, Srikant Acharya, Shubhamita, Raghav, Ujjwaini.
NABC is an annual conference held in the United States and Canada. It was founded in 1981 by the Bengal Cultural Association in New York. This year, the event will be held through a VR platform with the participation of international Bengali communities from around the world.
Organizers were unable to hold the event in person due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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