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5 Prestwich Hills, Prestwich, Manchester M25 9PY

Phone no. 0161 798 9167

Registered Charity No. 1068094

SILVER JUBILEE 1993 – 2017


15 th April, 2017

Dear members,

This year marks the Grand Silver Jubilee of the GMBHCA and to commemorate the Silver Jubilee celebration, a new fibre glass Durga Pratima and other Pratimas is being imported from the artistic heart of Kolkata, Kumartuli. This is perhaps the most glorious way of celebrating the Silver Jubilee, as the observance of Durga puja is undoubtedly the Association’s most popular and satisfying activity. Besides, this year’s celebrations will also include staging dramas, musical evenings, dances, literature, including celebration of “Rabindra Nazrul Sandhya”. We will be delighted to have you with us in all our spectacular events to make this year a majestic success.

Our organisation is heavily dependent on the generosity of you - our members. We are requesting you to consider a donation for this particular cause. Your on-going support of the mission of GMBHCA has always been highly appreciated. Your generous special donation this year (especially for buying the new pratimas, which will cost £5,000+) will help GMBHCA to achieve the goal. We need the whole hearted support from all our members, as well as the benevolence of community business and individuals to help us reach our objective.

We hope that you will support us in achieving our goal. The Association’s extended activities this year will be possible only with your continuing interest and financial support. I am sure that we can count on your active support and help to translate our plan into reality.

Our exclusive puja souvenir this year will list all these donors £100/- and above, and we will feel proud to include their names in it.

The objective of the association is to promote and benefit the inhabitants of Greater Manchester and the neighbouring areas whether members of the association or otherwise and in particular those of the Bengali Hindu origin regardless of sex, political, religious or other opinions by:

Advancing education which promotes good citizenship and good relations between people in multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-faith society.

Associating and cooperating with local authorities, voluntary organisations and community groups or individuals with the common aim of advancing such education and in the provision of facilities concerning social welfare, recreation and leisure with the object of improving the quality of life for the individuals.

Establishing or securing the establishments of a community centre and managing or cooperating with any statutory authority in the maintenance and management of such a centre for activities promoted by the association in furtherance of the above objects.

The association does not have permanent place of its own. So they have performed their pujas and functions at a variety of venues since 1993 including Gita Bhavan, Ducie High School, Gandhi Hall, St. Paul's Church, Jain Samaj Community Centre and West Indian Community Centre. In spite of the various venues, each and every event has been extremely successful, due the hard work and enthusiasm of its members. The association negotiated with the Gandhi Hall Management Committee to establish a permanent venue for their annual celebrations and the Gandhi Hall Management Committee has shown great consideration and cooperation to allow them to perform their yearly pujas and functions.

Lots of effort, goodwill and support, particularly financial support are required to achieve and maintain the Association's objectives and activities. We count on our members' continuing support to steer the association from strenght to strength.

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