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BANA executive pays special recognition to members who donated in 2020 amid tough covid times

Upcoming Event:

Cultural Carnival 2021 on November 27, 2021 at 5:30 PM CST, Venue: Houston Durgabari Society

Address: 13944 Schiller Road, Houston TX 77082

Phone: 832-350-2251

Buy the dinner ticket (if you have not paid the annual membership or otherwise already paid) using Zelle payment.

This will help us order right quantity of food and avoid wastage.

Dinner/Food ticket is $15/person. Free for 10 and under.

Please pay using Zelle to BanaHouston@gmail.com

Thanks for your consideration.

Previous Event:

Camp Allen on October 2, 2021

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 3:00 PM TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021 2:00 PM CDT
Camp Allen: 18800 Farm to Market 362
Navasota, TX 77868

Academic Fest Final Exam: August 7, 8AM CDT

Big thanks to Participants, Parents, Judges, Partners, and Volunteers – please see attached

Prize Distribution (Trophy and Certificate):

Address15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479

August 8, 4 PM CDT

Academic Fest 2021 Exam Results

High School 2021 Results

Middle School 2021 Results

Elementary School 2021 Results

Primary School 2021 Results

Rules for exam

Academic Fest 2021 – Click here for detailed Information

Final Mock Run: August 5, 8:15PM CDT

Topic: Second Mock run and Q&A before Exam – BANA Academic Fest 2021
Time: Aug 5, 2021 08:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87137177267?pwd=SGU5VjZYY0tzNGpET3hoMU9WUGdPdz09

Mock Run August 1st:

Mock Run 1st August Presentation

Mock Run Recording

Instruction for Math, Science, and Vocabulary Practice Tests (Tests Available)

Primary Spelling Bee Practice Words

Elementary Spelling Bee Practice Words

Spelling Bee Practice at Spellpundit

Speech (Middle Grade) Topics:

Resolved: Increased United States federal regulation of cryptocurrency transactions and/or assets will produce more benefits than harms.
Resolved: In the United States, social media is beneficial for democratic values.
Resolved: A public health emergency justifies limiting civil liberties.

PS: These topics are courtesies other public sources

Event Details:

  • Date : August 7th, 2021
  • Time : 8:00 AM CDT to 4:00 PM CDT
  • Venue : Virtual Competitions

Grade: 1-3 (Primary) – General Math, ART / Painting, Spelling Bee (New for online)

Grade 4-5 (Elementary) – General Math, Science, ART / Painting, Spelling Bee (New for online)

Grade 6-8 (Middle) – General Math, Science, Vocabulary, Speech (New for online)

Grade 9-12 (High) – Science and SAT Practice Test

BANA Academic Fest 2020 Results:


The Bihar Association of North America (BANA) has been organizing the Academic Fest for the past 21 years and we are going to continue our tradition this year as well. Although the fest will not be organized in the similar fashion as we did in the past,  BANA will be organizing the competitions with the help of online technology. This process will enable BANA to not only meet the safety guidelines laid down by the National, State and Local agencies in-regards to COVID-19 prevention, but also ensure the safety of our participants and parents. The fest will be held on August 7, 2021. The Academic Fest is open to all students entering Grades 1 to 12 in the school academic year 2021-22. 

The contest categories include: general math, science, arts, vocabulary, and SAT. We will not be holding the spelling bee competitions (Primary and Elementary), Speech (Middle) and Debate (High) due to our limitations this year. The registration deadline is Aug 4th.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the coordinators mentioned on the web site.

BANA Academic Fest 2021 Team:-

Rajeev Jha – 201-887-3613

Vinay Karna – 281-300-6473





Migration: In the nature that a man/woman who is appreciative of the fact that he/she has to adopt the way of life of a new land, he/she need not abandon the people, the culture and the tradition of the land he/she once lived in. It is in such pursuit that this association came into existence on March 27, 1992 when:
We, the people from Bihar, India, living in the United States of America joined together and declared the formation of the BIHAR ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA which is organized and operated exclusively for education and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or to any corresponding provision of any future federal tax law.

The primary activities of BANA will include the following:
1. Academic Festival: The Academic Festival will be held every year in the United States of America at an academic institution in the Greater Houston area. The purpose of the Academic Festival will be to bring together students from Kindergarten to 12th grade to participate and
compete in spelling bee, math, vocabulary, speech, debate, art, SAT, etc. Top performers in each of the academic categories will be awarded trophies and certificates. The activity will typically be held towards the end of the summer vacation and will help students to prepare for academic competitions during the school year.
2. Cultural Festival: The cultural festival will be held every year in the United States of America at a venue in the Greater Houston area. The primary objective of the festival is to promote music, dance and performing arts traditions (both popular and classical), primarily, of Bihar, among
both BANA members and non-BANA attendees of the Festival. The performers of the arts, at the Festival, will typically be members of BANA from the Greater Houston area. They may also include non-BANA performers who have interest in culture and traditions of Bihar.
3. Arrange seminars and meetings concerning Bihar and India and their interrelationship with the United States and other North American Countries generally to promote educational and cultural activities among people having interest in Bihar.