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History and Mission

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

Bengalis in St Louis were holding events since 1980s. As the number of families in St Louis grew, the non profit organization Punascha was incorporated in 1987. 'Punascha' is a Sanskrit word which when loosely translated means 'repeat' or 'new dimension'. The name signifies the continuance of celebration of our heritage and traditions in our new home in St Louis.