Charity Overview 

London Durgotsav Committee, a charitable organisation established in 1963 by few pioneer dedicated Bengalees with the help of late Shri Tusar Kanti Ghosh, doyen of Bengalee journalism who edited Jugantar and Amrita Bazar Patrika, made possible for devotees in London and around areas to have the privilege of Durga Puja celebration over the past 60 years.

What the charity does:

    • Religious Activities
    • Promote Arts/culture/heritage/science
    • Foster Economic/Community Development

Who the charity helps:

    • Children/Young People
    • Elderly/Old People
    • People of a Particular Ethnic or Racial Origin

Where the charity operates:

Primarily in / around London

Charitable Objectives

Cultural Heritage

Advancement of education in Bengali culture, heritage and tradition s by hosting annual festivals, workshops and exhibitions.

Progressing Hindu Religion

Advancement of Hindu religion for the benefit of public through holding of prayer meetings, lectures, public celebration of religious festivals, producing and / or distributing literature on Hinduism to enlighten others about Hindu religion.

Governing Document

Memorandum and Articles incorporated 1 September 2016 as amended by Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name dated 2 November 2017 as amended by Special Resolution registered at Companies House on 13 December 2017.


    • The charity aims to keep Durga Puja alive in the United Kingdom as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, as inscribed by UNESCO in its Representative List in 2021. Durga Puja is the 14th Indian event in UNESCO’s Representative List.
    • The charity also aims to advance the tenets of Hinduism. Hinduism is one of the oldest known religions – its scared writings date as far back as 1400 to 1500 BC. It is also one of the most diverse and complex, having millions of Gods and Goddesses. Hindus have a variety of core beliefs and exist in many different sects.
    • Promoting Bengali culture and heritage in the UK.
    • To increase awareness of cultural, religious and social values in people belonging to the Bengali Community and Indian diaspora living in / around London.
    • To impart feeling of love, mutual respect and universal fraternity among people through different Hindu religious festivals.