AGM 2020-21 Update

posted Jul 31, 2020, 7:59 AM by BCS Reading   [ updated Jul 31, 2020, 8:01 AM ]

We have now successfully convened the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 25th July 2020 (using Digital Platform) as per the AGM's notifcation.

The following resolutions were voted by members in attendance on the Zoom session as well as through proxy.

1. Appointment of an Independent Examiner of Accounts.
2. Approval of the Financial Statement of Accounts & Trustees Annual Report 2019-20.
3. Election of the Trustees Board FY 2020-21.
4. Election of the Office Bearers FY 2020-21.

We sincerely thank each one of our members, well-wishers, patrons and the previous year's Trustee who have supported us in our journey and we also look forward to work closely and collaboratively to fulfill our objectives for the coming years.

We will be updating the details of the Trustees in our website as well as with Charities Commission UK at the earliest.



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posted May 15, 2019, 11:40 AM by BCS Reading   [ updated May 15, 2019, 11:41 AM ]

A celebration of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary featuring a children’s performance of “Birpurush”; professional dancer, Anashmita Saha; and an adult’s performance of “Shapmochan” followed by dinner.

We encourage you to book your tickets in advance using the Ticket link to receive the discounted prices and to advise us if you are vegetarian.

Sunday 19th May 2019, 4:30pm - BOOK TICKETS

Advance Tickets:
Member Adults - £8
Non-member Adults - £10
Children 5-18yrs & Extra Family Members - £5

Door Tickets:
Member Adults - £10
Non-member Adults - £12
Children 5-18yrs & Extra Family Members - £7

South Reading Community Centre
252 Northumberland Avenue
Reading, RG2 7QA


posted Jun 6, 2018, 4:42 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 1:03 PM ]

Saturday 14th July 2018 at Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, RG1 8EQ 

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A fun day full of activities and entertainment in aid of the Mental Health & Well-being charities Mind and Sport in Mind.  Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. 


So what better way to support this cause than through social & sporting activities involving all communities. 


The activities throughout the day include:  

·        8am - 11am – Pre-loved Bazaar

       recycle/sell your unwanted items (your trash is somebody else’s treasure!)

       £10 per stall – bring your own table

       50p door fee to come & browse

Email: or contact: Sangita Nandi 07887 573477 to book your stall space


·        from 9am  6-a-side football tournament

       £30 per team if registered before 14th June (£50 per team thereafter) – final registration on 7th July, no “on the spot” registration

       minimum 3 games per team on outdoor astro-turf

       max 3 subs per team

       want to play, but don’t have a team?  Contact us and we’ll put you with others in the same situation 

Complete the online registration form; email: or contact: Arghya Dey 07737 957787 to register or for more details


·        from 12pm – Bollyfit 

       40-45 minutes fun, Zumba-style fitness session with Karina Dance Academy

       for anyone over 10 years old of all abilities, male or female

       £5 per person

       wear comfortable, work-out clothing, trainers and please bring water

Click here to register; email: or contact: Rana Ray 07771 825010 for more details


·        Throughout the day – Multi-cultural Food Festival 

       come and enjoy a variety of food, snacks & drinks

       £50 per stall – arrange your own tables

       limited spaces with electrical points - allocated on a first come first served basis (all electric equipment must comply with EU safety regulations)

       limited outdoor spaces available by the football pitches during the tournament from 9am - arrange your own tables, gazebo & electricity.

Email: or contact: Prosenjit Banerjee 07490 562462 to book a stall


·        from 4pm – Children’s Talent Show, Multi-cultural Performances with an Open Dance Floor finale

       enjoy the amazing talents shown off by children and a variety of multi-culturalperformances from communities across Berkshire, Oxfordshire & London

       £5 door fee; under 10 years £2; under 5 years free

  Email: or contact: Sudeshna Banerjee 07463 698733/0118 978 5424; Ratna (Papiya) Ghosh 07951 038702 to participate.

The prices listed above are for the individual activities, however there will be discounts for participating in multiple activities or a full day session. Please contact or Sourav Dutta 07717 864700 for more information.


Please remember, this is a charity event to raise money to support mental health and well-being which can affect anyone at any time – kindly share with your friends of all communities & join us to make this a fun, interactive event for all!

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RETRO2METRO - A Charity Fundraiser - A Live Bollywood Concert

posted Oct 6, 2017, 5:14 PM by BCS Reading

India’s recent flood situation has devastated many lives in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam and Manipur. Through this event, BCS wishes to raise money to support flood relief programs in India, Bangladesh & Nepal which are working ceaselessly on the ground to provide life-saving aid to flood affected families and help them rebuild their lives.

The Event: Retro2Metro a Bollywood Musical Concert on Saturday 28th October 2017. The event is a Musical Extravaganza performed live by the one and only Sadhana Sargam and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa winner Debojit Saha.

Venue: The Hexagon, Reading an iconic auditorium with a seating capacity of 1200 known to host professional performances of high production quality.

Tickets: Special festival discounts available - please email for details. To book tickets online: Booking Form

Reading Sharad Utsav 2016 - Durga Puja

posted Sep 12, 2016, 4:50 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 4:56 PM ]

7th - 11th October, 2016 

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ 

Open to all communities - sing, dance, pray, enjoy the array of activities and cultural programmes - meet friends, old and new... no tickets necessary, just turn up - everyone is welcome

Reading Sharad Utsav 2016

Rabindranath Amongst Us

posted May 14, 2016, 1:13 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated May 14, 2016, 1:16 PM ]

Sunday 22nd May 2016 from 5pm at 
South Reading Youth & Community Centre, 252 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 7QA  

See for more details.

BCS, Reading's 2nd Table Tennis Tournament

posted Jan 21, 2016, 3:30 PM by BCS Reading

Saturday 6th February 2016 from 9am at 
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ  

Rush in your entries to and to get more details.


posted Jan 21, 2016, 3:22 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated Feb 8, 2016, 4:16 PM ]

Saturday 13th February 2016 from 11am at 
South Reading Youth & Community Centre, 252 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 7QA

Details of the day:

11.00am - Door opens - Puja Preparation (All are welcome to join us to help in the prep work)

12.00pm - Puja starts 

12:00pm - Children's Variety Programme

  1:00pm - Quiz for Children 5-16yrs - “Contributions of Indians in Sports and Science

  2:15pm - Pushpanjali

  2:30pm - Hath-e Khori

  3:00pm - Prasad & Lunch


Hath-e Khori: 

If you would like your child to take part in "Hath-e Khori", please bring chalk & slate, exercise book & pencil, or some kind of re-writeable board, on the day. Please note that there is no fixed charge for this.

There is no entrance fee/ticket for the day’s event.  However, any donation would be very much welcome to help with the cost of the food and venue.

This can be made on the day or, if you prefer, by bank transfer:

   Bank: HSBC

   Account Name: BCS Reading

   Sort Code: 40-38-04

   Account Number: 34327225

   Customer Reference: SP-2016 [Name]

As a registered charity, your donation qualifies for gift aid if you complete and return a gift aid declaration (forms available on the day).


Please confirm your presence on the day by 7th February 2016, to Sangita Nandi (07887573477or reply to this email.

To sign up your child(ren) for the Variety Programme, please contact Jayita Guin (07795110078).


We would also welcome volunteers who can help us on the day with Puja arrangements, decorations, food preparation/distribution etc. If you would like to assist us on the day, please contact Prosenjit Banerjee(07812325274).

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