Ananda Mandir has an active Youth group which organizes a variety of activities throughout the year. These include the Summer Picnic, Kishalay Newsletter, and the recently introduced Kishalay Award for Writing Excellence. 

For more information please contact Dipak Sarkar


The Kishalay Awards for Writing Excellence were established by Ananda Mandir in 2016. The 2016 and 2017 awards were made possible by donations respectively by Avijit Sen, a member of Ananda Mandir, and Ashok Rakhit, the current president of Ananda Mandir. In 2016, the winners were Aaryana Rajanla (1st prize) and Kolinkar Roy (2nd prize), while the 2017 prizes were awarded to Puja Vengadasalam (1st prize) and Shruti Ray (2nd prize) respectively. 

The award is intended to inspire the young school age children and kin of the members of Ananda Mandir to enhance their writing skills and promote community involvement. It will be administered by the Awards Recognition Committee of Ananda Mandir. For more information please contact Subrata Bhaumik 

Click here to view and download the nomination form and associated rules. Submission deadline is November 15, 2018.

Programs & Services

Weekly services as per Bengali calendar. All major annual pujas including Durga Puja and Kali Puja.

Wide range of classes with partner organizations in language, dance and singing. Higlight events include youth activities and the seniors forum.

Regular activities in multiple areas including musical, literary, and discussions sessions. Key events include monthly Ananda Sandhya and Sahitya-o-Alochona.