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Bengali Association at Lokhandwala Township in Kandivli(East), Mumbai
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Who We Are

It had beens a long and strong cherished desire of the members and associates of Krishti to have an exclusive space for their favourite club. The desire was transformed into reality in the year 2007. The apartment no. 401 in a centrally located building of the Lokhandwala Township, named Autumn Grove, is Krishti’s own premise. The premise is fondly and proudly referred to as the “Club House”. The traditional House Warming celebration took place on 2007, July.

The feather to the cap is that all financial liabilities related to the premises had been cleared by the 4th quarter of 2008. Hence Krishti can now proudly claim to be the owner of a debt free property. This is a stupendous achievement for any social association, in Mumbai, at such a young age of just above ten years. Krishti salutes with deepest gratitude, all the beloved members and associates whose unified, dedicated, voluntary yet enthusiastic contribution, be it, physical, intellectual, or financial, made this realistic transformation of a dream. With increase in activities and increasing involvement the “Club House” is progressively becoming a solicited social junction for all its members, associates and well wishers.

Our History

Lokhandwala Township in Kandivli(East), Murnbai has a large population of Bengalees, who are engineers, IT professionals, bankers, chartered accountants, businessmen and other professionals. Bengali-speaking people residing in the township are naturally drawn together as in a big family. In December 1997, this feeling of togetherness led to the formation of an Association of Bengalee Residents, The Association organized its first cultural event, Shree Shree Saraswati Puja in February 1998. Same year, Shree Shree Kali Puja was also celebrated. In the year 2002, the Association was formally named as KRISHTI. In 2005 the first-ever Shree Shree Durga Puja was celebrated with great fanfare. In keeping with Bengals culture, events like Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti, Barsha — Mongol are regularly held. The way KRISHTI has showcased Bengals culture and Puja celebrations has won the hearts of all communities in the township. In 2006 KRISHTI was registered under the Registration of Societies Act. The same year KRISHTI acquired its own premises in the township. KRISHTI has been admitted as a Public Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.

Over 300 Bengalee families of the township are closely associated with KRISHTI. A telephone directory of members is published every year. The characteristic replica features of KRISHTI are its focus on the Bengali families residing within the township, promotion of greater bonding with one another as a large family and planned programmes to foster Bengalee language, literature and culture. KRISHTI maintains close contact with similar associations, namely, Punjabee, Sindhee and Malayalee associations to engender better quality of life in the township.