The Bengal's Pride Awards 2022 at the UK Parliament, London

The Bengal's Pride Awards 2022 at the UK Parliament, London

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The UK's only and Global's best Bengali Recognition Awards Ceremony in the UK Parliament by the UK's MP's, Ministers and VIP's

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Descendants of the Vedas, Bengalis are one the largest people group clusters across the world with a population of approximately 205 million. The community includes people of Arab, Turkish, Persian, and Mediterranean backgrounds who migrated to India in the 8th century. The third-largest ethnic group in the world. Bengalis have been ruled over by the Buddhist Pala Dynasty, the Mughals, and the British Empire.

In West Bengal almost 60 per cent of the people are literate; this is one of the highest literacy rates of any Indian state – a fact that they take great pride in. Bengalis also take great pride in their significant contribution to arts and science. Language is a bridge that unifies a culture. This is very true of the Bengali people.

The national language of Bangladesh and the official language of the Indian state of West Bengal-Bengali is also the sixth-most spoken language in the world. High caste Hindu Bengalis received their formal education in English during the British colonial rule. To prevent their language from dying a slow death, Bengali was modernised and Bengali literature saw a huge wave of revival. Numerous short stories, poems, and novels are written in the dialect grew to become hugely popular. Celebrated poet, novelist, and recipient of the Nobel Prize, Rabindranath Tagore, amongst other Bengali writers, used the power of the pen to inspire people to seek independence and also protested against malpractices like child marriages and sati. Bengali has also since long been a part of Indian cinema. One of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, Satyajit Ray’s contribution to motion pictures was reflected in the Academy Award he received in 1992. To this day, West Bengal’s capital city Kolkata remains the main hub for Bengali culture. It has long been considered an important intellectual and cultural center.

The UK attracted labor migrants in huge numbers following the Second World War, when it faced severe shortages. Hundreds of young Bengalis travelled to the UK from both the Bengal’s and most of them settled in London. The UK too has a thriving Bengali community, many of them excelling in the professions, politics, education, the arts, healthcare and business. The community is now one of the most prominent cultural groups in the World.

Today, Bengalis are settled in different parts of Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa. They actively contribute in different sectors and serve as role models to their younger generations. As a small gesture of recognition, Advatech Foundation would like to honour them at The Bengal’s Pride Awards on 20 July 2022.

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The Bengal's Pride Awards 2022 at the UK Parliament, London image
The Bengal's Pride Awards 2022 at the UK Parliament, London image
The Bengal's Pride Awards 2022 at the UK Parliament, London image
The Bengal's Pride Awards 2022 at the UK Parliament, London image
The Bengal's Pride Awards 2022 at the UK Parliament, London image
The Bengal's Pride Awards 2022 at the UK Parliament, London image
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