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Agrani is a non-profit organization run by the Bengali Community of Greater Cincinnati.
Through numerous cultural activities we try to project the rich cultural heritage and tradition of West Bengal, a state in eastern INDIA. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Oscar winner Satyajit Ray were from West Bengal whose masterpieces are well regarded throughout the world. AGRANI as an organization provides the necessary platform to retain, practice and propagate our culture – especially in the field of performing arts to our future generations.
Throughout the year, we also welcome new Bengalis arriving in the Greater Cincinnati area to make them part of the larger Bengali Family.
We also organize various charitable activities to help people back in India and also to help people in Greater Cincinnati area.
Cincinnati Soup Kitchen – Second Saturday of every month AGRANI sponsors food at Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine kitchen. Agrani volunteers cook and serve warm food to alleviate hunger among the less fortunate. The members of this community have been proudly supporting this effort year after year.
Voluntary Fundraising Events led by Agrani:
Annual Gandhi Food Drive – to feed poor and hungry in India every year the community raise fund.
Relief effort for natural calamity in India and US - Agrani community joins hand with Red Cross and other organizations to raise fund every time a disaster like Tsunami or hurricane Katrina happens.
Bengal is part of India so AGRANI Bengalis are very much part of the larger Indian community in the Greater Cincinnati area. They participate in multi-cultural activities organized by other India organizations. AGRANI has great ties with the Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati.
AGRANI volunteers proudly sponsor community Sunday lunch twice a year at the temple – Bijoya & Saraswati Puja. Cooking and serving hot lunch as “Prasad” to over 350 people on each of these days needs lot of dedication and AGRANI members have successfully demonstrated this year over year.
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