As we bid Farewell to Ma Durga, we also create some wonderful memories over these five days , none of which would be possible without our esteemed guests and friends.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors , guests, friends and patrons who joined in our Durga Puja celebrations with great energy and vigour . The honourable Mayor of Slough councillor Arvind Dhaliwal and Fiona MacTaggart, Labour MP from Slough were among the noted dignitaries to grace our Marquee.
This year our altered model of serving dinner earlier was very successful and we have received extremely encouraging feedback as guests could enjoy the cultural feast after a delicious Bhog. Traditional Bengali vegetarian delicacies were served for lunch and dinner and out in house Kitchen team are happy and humbled at the rave reviews .
This year our decoration was eco friendly and cost effective and great fun as we involved RBBA kids to create beautiful Origami flowers which were used as the backdrop on the stage.
We were delighted to note a footfall of over 8000 guests over the 5 days. Local and invited guest artists along with our ever popular RBBA band were the usual crowd pullers as Navami night erupted into a musical frenzy and spontaneous dancing.
During the first 2 days, colourful saree stalls kept the women enthralled with their mesmerising patterns and weaves and we had many live models gracing the marquee adorned in their new sarees and jewellery. A witty storyline was evolving in parallel as the sponsorship chain was being woven into a tale of home, cars and apparel ! Repeated announcements kept our guests entertained . Another highlight this year was our Talent hunt and the Sit and Draw competition which unearthed some fabulous talent in arts and performing arts ! Well known Indian artistes Sahana Bajpaie and Samya Karpha gave away the competition prizes for the Talent hunt and the Dhaak competition. The Talent hunt was a beautiful exhibition of talent on stage which made the evening a very enjoyable one .
As is our endeavour every year we are we are keen to always receive feedback on your experience to try and improve processes and make it even better next year and truly live up to our motto of Desher Pujo Bideshe.

We have uploaded many photos of the event on our Facebook page and will continue to post regular updates on both the page and our website .

We thank you again and count on your support in our other events throughout the year !

Best wishes
Team RBBA

In case of any queries please send a mail to therbba@gmail.com


rbba activities

Cultural...
Another ideology behind the inception of RBBA was also to promote the rich Indian heritage and culture in the UK and create a platform of celebration; where young and old come together and participate in this magnificent celebration of life. In an effort to connect the music loving audiences here to the vast musical talent in India, we have invited prominent Indian artistes of international fame, like ‘Surojit O Bondhura’ , ‘Anupam Roy’ and ‘Chandrabindoo’ to perform live on the RBBA stage and enthral us all with their music. Local talent is always encouraged and nurtured; we invite many local vocalists, dancers and groups to come and perform live on stage during our celebration of Durga Puja and various other events organised over the course of the year.
 

 
Charity...
RBBA is a registered charity founded in 2009 and has been committed since inception to the founding principles of helping various charities, both local and overseas. We have raised approximately 14K through various fundraising events and initiatives and have also donated a portion of our yearly income to aid various sections of the community.

Over the years we have been associated with following charitable organisations:
 

 
Durga Puja...
Celebrating joy through our festivals is a proven way of staying connected to our roots and we wholeheartedly celebrate each one as it comes along , our flagship event being 'Durga Puja' which is held in complete sync and harmony with authentic Puja Schedule while upholding our founding principles of 'Sarbojonin Durgotsav' for the entire community to participate. The support of patrons and the community has catapulted RBBA to the league of front runners and a 'must see' Durga Puja in UK. If you love Durga Puja and want to enjoy Puja as you remember from your childhood then the RBBA Durga Puja is an absolute must see since our warmth and hospitality replete with the ambience of a stunning marquee creates our 'Desher Pujo Bideshe ' !!