Bengal Club – Shivaji Park, one of the oldest Bengali Clubs in Mumbai, is completing its 100 years of existence in the year 2022. The club is celebrating its centenary year of existence with various activities and functions throughout the year.
On June 25, 2022 the club conducted a musical program at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai. India’s well known music maestro, Shri. Pritam Chakraborty and his band performed live at this musical evening. Shri. Pritam Chakraborty generously supported the cause, i.e. funding of treatment for children with blood cancer, by not charging his fees for the event. He was accompanied by his own band of musicians and the well know, established as well as budding, singers of the Bollywood industry and India.
The musical evening at Ravindra Natya Mandir, witnessed full house and the audience enjoyed the live performance by Sri. Pritam Chakraborty and his band thoroughly. Audience purchased donor asses from the various category options that were available. Out of the revenue generated from these donor passes, an amount of Rupees Five Lakhs is being donated to Cancer Patient Aid Association (CPAA), Mumbai. This donation by the Bengal Club - Shivaji Park to CPAA is being made to fund the treatment of kids with Blood Cancer.
Shivaji Park – Bengal Club, while celebrating its centenary year, has been conducting various such events for the past many years in other formats too. The club is been playing a crucial with its philanthropic role in supporting various social causes in and around Mumbai City. The club and it’s members have been very active and supportive for the girl child education, meals at school, sports training for children at its center and many more. During Covid-19 pandemic, the club actively distributed food packets for a long time period to a large number of needy citizens of Mumbai who were unable to meet their daily requirements due the pandemic. The club also donated to the Chief Minister’s fund for the same cause.
On this occasion, Joy Chakrabotry, Hon. Advisor of Bengal Club - Shivaji Park said “It is a very significant achievement of Bengal Club - Shivaji Park to have completed 100 years of its existence. Over the years, the club has not just been celebrating Bengali culture and festivals, but also has been very active in supporting various charitable causes in and around Mumbai City. This year being our club’s centenary year, the celebrations are with more enthusiasm and zeal. I thank Mr. Pritam Chakraborty, the musical maestro of India to have graciously supported our celebrations and also the cause of treatment for cancer in kids. I once again thank Pritam da for his great gesture of not charging his fees for the musical event held today at Ravindra Natya Mandir. Going forward, the club shall continue to support various charitable causes and celebrate Bengali culture in Mumbai”.