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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of BAGN?

Here is an excerpt from BAGN Constitution that answers this question.

"We, the Bengalees living in the Greater Nashville area and having roots in Indian subcontinents, decided to unite among ourselves for the purpose of celebrating common traditional festive occasions, to foster friendship, goodwill, and cooperation between ourselves and other members of the community at large. We have resolved to form an association by agreeing to and adopting the rules, principles, and objectives stated in this constitution.

The purposes for which the Bengali Association is organized are exclusively charitable, literary, cultural, and educational in nature.... ."

Who can be a BAGN member? What are the criteria?

Here is an excerpt from BAGN Constitution that answers this question.

"Any individual who is in agreement with the rules, bylaws, principles and objectives of the Association may become an Annual Member, Student Member, or a Life Member upon payment of appropriate dues. The membership dues for each year will be fixed by the General Body. Dependent members of the family or household of an Annual Member, Student Member, or Life Member are included in the membership of the Association."

Who can vote in a BAGN election?

Only adult members (eighteen years or older) are eligible to vote in the association’s elections.

What is the fiscal year for BAGN?

Each Fiscal Year of the Association will begin on the first day of April and end the thirty-first day of March of the next year.

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