Welcome to ECDPA ®
East Coast Durga Puja Association – ECDPA, A Not for profit organization in State of New York and Oldest Bengali Association in North America since 1970.
OUR FOCUS & PRIME GOAL :
Preserving Socio-Cultural Legacy of Bengali & Pro- moting the same in North America.
Host Biggest Bengali Festival in New York - ECDPA Durga Puja & Sharod Utsav.
Building Community & Bonding People together.
We were privileged to have support of our community, which was really a big help to us, as we cannot really organize festivals like these without the active support from our patrons, donors, and well wishers.
The journey begins in the year of 1970, since then we are celebrating this grand festival consecutively every year with the support of New York Bengali Community, This Brochure and Magazine SAADHVI SAMHITA carry our vision and our effort what we put together to achieve our goal. We want to continue the glory ,legacy, and culture of our Bengali and Indian community as well as of our beloved nation of Bangladesh in this country. Our heritage is our identity, our root . We sincerely want our next generation to be aware of our legacy and our tradition. We tried put article on famous Bengali people who had tremendous contribution in their respective fields.
EARL Hall :
Columbia University; ECDPA celebrated first sarbojonin Durga Puja & Sharod Utsav of North America in 1970; Mr Arun Ghosal was first President of ECDPA , Since then East Coast Durga Puja Association is celebrating this biggest socio-cultural-religious festival every year in New York.
Apart from celebrating Sharod Utsav and other festivals, ECDPA is committed to enriching cultural, and social life of the Bengali community. We are rooted to our heritage and legacy. We always try to encourage the new generation and embrace cultural assimilation in New York.
Over Years ECDPA has Presented Many legendary & Celebrated Artists to Bengali community of New York.East Coast Durga Puja Association always tried to keep our cultural and musical heritage alive for Indian Bengali community in North America.We believe a grand sociao –cultural religious festival along with best quality musical experience bring our community together and built a better one. Many celebrated artists and musician did perform in ECDPA and we are proud to host them. To name a few eminent singer like – Salil Chowdhury, Hemanta Mukherjee, Bappi lahiri. Abhijit Bhattachary, Babul Supriyo, Lopamudra Mitra, Shuvamita Banerjee, Nirmala Mishra, Banashree Sengupta, Arundhuti Homchowdhury, Shivaji Banerjee.
East Coast Durga Puja Association ™
ECDPA ®A New York State Registered Not For Profit Organization.
Dept of State ID – 4781277Only We have the absolute rights to use the name
“East Coast Durga Puja Association & ECDPA “
Under Trade/ Service mark Certificate granted by NY State
Mark Regd Number –S23974 , “Since First use in 1970”
Use of our name by any other unauthorized individual or group to accept cash & checks as donation by misleading our donors & general public is an act of financial fraud, cheating and scam on a grand scale. This kinds of acts are subject to being reported to proper state and federal authorities for further investigation and possible legitimate and punitive action against the offenders.