Powai Bengali Welfare Association – A Journey Through The Years
Powai Bengali Welfare Association (PBWA) – a registered charitable organization, was formed in 2006 by a motley of passionate Powai-ites who shared among themselves the desire not only to make a difference to their immediate neighborhood but also to the society at large by way of enhancing cultural and social harmony. The same year, as the very first step, PBWA organized the Sarvajanin Durgotsav with the purpose of bringing people from all walks of life, irrespective of cast, creed and religion, closer to each other with the purpose of offering a platform to interact and communicate. From its humble moorings in 2006, today our Durgotsav has become a landmark event in the cosmopolitan calendar of Mumbai.
Keeping in line with our primary motive, the organization since the very first year of its inception, has also been involved in a number of social causes both by extending support to several social organisations and by launching a host of unique in-house initiatives like MSS – an initiative to empower women, Diwali with a Difference, various community development projects.
Last but not the least, PBWA has contributed significantly to the cultural activities in Mumbai. Wee have periodically organised events that have showcased the cultural heritage of our country in various ways, aptly living up to our credo – culture binds us!
PBWA is not resting on its laurels. The commitment and dedication of its members to take the organisation forward, continues through dreaming new dreams, debating new ideas, trying out uncharted territories, marrying continuity with change, but never veering from its core values and vision, and from its overarching objective of making a difference to our society. PBWA marches forward, inspired by the words of Tagore: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”