The Bengali Association in Greater Philadelphia Area (Estd. 1972)

Pragati’s 45th Anniversary & Philadelphia Durga Puja 2017

Welcome to Pragati – your home away from home…

Do you love Bengali culture, heritage, food and history? You will experience glimpses of all these, during our Autumn Festival a.k.a. Sharodiya Utsab.
Sharodiya Utsab is a ritualistic social festival observed by Bengalis all over the world. This festival is for all people who want to make new friends, spend quality time in relaxed and joyous mood, enjoy festive ambience and rekindle old memories.

Experience Bengali ethnic style (a.k.a. Bangaliyana/বাঙালীয়ানা). Foster social bonds with new friends and reconnect with old friends.

All Veterans and New comers: Please Come, Join and Unite to celebrate Pragati’s 45th Anniversary together.

A multi-day event such as Durga Puja can never be successful without the active and unconditional support from our volunteers.
Get Involved

Dasha Bhuja

Durga Puja Schedule

TimeSat, Sept 23, 2017Sun, Sept 24, 2017
10AM-2PMSaptami Puja & Astami Puja Sandhi Puja, Nabami Puja & Dashami Puja
1:30-2:30PMBhog Bhog
5-7PM Cultural Program – (Rabindra Nritto-Natya & Bangla Natok)Cultural Programs (DashaBhuja, Kolkata-r Dhak, Soumendro-Souryojit and Team)
7-8PMDinner Dinner

Chanda (Member/Non-members)SingleStudents/
Visiting Parents
Durga Puja Day 1 (includes Food, Puja & Programs)$45$25
Durga Puja Day 2 (includes Food, Puja & Programs)$45$25
Durga Puja Day 1+2 (includes Food, Puja & Programs)$80$40
Sourendro-Soumyajit Concert (Only Cultural Program)$25$25
Bijaya-Anupam Roy Concert - General (Only Cultural Program)$35$35
All 3 days (Durga Puja + Anupam Roy Concert)$115

Venue: Colonial Elementary School
Address: Special Dhaki from KOLKATA, Dhunuchi Naach, Sindoor Khela, Dasha Bhuja Competition, Irresistible food and unprecedented fun

Kids below 18 years-FREE (Sept 23 & 24) 
(Kid’s meal included)

Membership Fee: $35 (Single) & $55 (Couple)
Membership (renewal & new) will be taken separately at the Registration desk during Durga puja. If you can not attend Puja this year, you can pay your Membership fee by check and send the check to any of our EC officials.
***Students and Visiting Parents : Receive special discount***
Please contact Pragati EC for any question and concern.

Bijoya Sammilani – Oct 8
Pragati presents Anupam Roy Concert

Venue – Valley Forge Middle School
Address -105 Walker Rd, Wayne, Pennsylvania, 19087, United States
Bijoya Sammilani and Pragati’s 45th Anniversary Celebration – 3pm to 4PM
Cultural Programs – 4:30PM to 7PM (Anupam Roy and Team)
Dinner will be available for purchase on the premises.


Photography Exhibition and Short Film Screening

If you are interested in participating, please send a request to the coordinator, Julisa Basak, at . She will then provide step-by-step instructions. You can, however, upload your Photographs on our Website, by clicking here!

Our Sponsors

Kulijian Corporation

New York Life

Factor One Source Pharmacy

Date Core Systems