Welcome to the official home page of Dakshini Bengali Association of California. DAKSHINI has reached an important milestone - completing 34 years of serving the local community. Please visit the site often to get up-to-date news about all of the activities taking place in the community.
Dakshini is a non-profit, literary, social, cultural, educational, and charitable organization in Southern California ranging from the Valley to LA to OC and beyond. Dakshini conducts, coordinates and promotes the community, cultural and social activities among the people of Indian origin in the US and the people of other cultures. It fosters friendship and understanding between the people of Indian origin and the Americans. Dakshini seeks to keep the spirit of Bengal alive amongst the Indo-Americans, especially for the 2nd generation.
Dakshini's motto is the ancient Sanskrit phrase "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam," which means the world is my family.
This homely, non-profit cultural organization has multiple philanthropic arms such as the:
ACADEMY OF ARTS & CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Giving our community kids the opportunity to express themselves outside of their own nature through the
art of drama, singing, and dancing.
DAKSHINI YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Providing guidance and real world exposure to science (labs and science fairs) and charity
(bake sales, toy drives, and more).
DAKSHINI FOUNDATION (NGO AID)
Funding 5 NGOs in India where impact is larger along with US Daridra Narayan Seva (homeless feeding) and clothing drives.
DAKSHINI HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Rewarding community teens for excellence in academic, extracurricular, and volunteer activities.