Grand Award Ceremony

Awards and Recognition Committee is working in close collaboration with the NABC steering committee and other committees to organize a grand award ceremony. Different NABC 2006 committees will select award recipients in different categories and provide their names to the Awards and Recognition Committee. The Awards and Recognition Committee will honor each award recipient in a gala award ceremony event. This gala event will be featured by cultural performances by the artists from India and the best local talents from Austin, Dallas, and Houston. The ceremony will conclude with a surprise Grand Finale. Please plan to attend this gala event.

To make this event a grand success, we are looking for participants from Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. The participants must be boys and girls, eight years or older . If you are interested in becoming a part of this gala event, please contact the appropriate persons in your area in the list of contacts given at the end of this announcement latest by January 31, 2006 .

Under the leadership of Awards and Recognition Committee, NABC 2006 will recognize outstanding Bengalees who have made significant contributions in any social, cultural, scientific, athletic, or spiritual uplifting of the community.

NABC 2006 is sponsoring an Essay/Drawing contest for school students. Theme for this contest is “Vision of Bengal”. The event is coordinated and managed in India by the RICE group, a renowned corporation from Bengal. In Houston the Awards and Recognition Committee of NABC 2006 will coordinate this event.

When: March 11, 2006

Where: HDBS auditorium

When to Register : By March 4th,2006.


  • There will be three age groups – Elementary school (Kindergarden to 5th Grade), Middle school (grades 6 through 8) and High school (Grades 9 through 12).
  • Middle school and high school children will compete in the Essay witting, and Elementary school children will compete in the Drawing section.
  • Essays MUST be written in person and drawing must also be done in person.
  • Walk in participants for this contest is not welcome. Students who want to participate they must register ahead of time.
  • Further details will be available after January 20, 2006.


  • Essay should be limited to no more than 600 words.
  • Essays should be written in person at HDBS auditorium.
  • Essay must be written in English.
  • Plagiarism or copying some other work is strongly prohibited.
  • The decision of the judges, as determined by NABC 2006, is final.