Bichitra Executive Committee (2021-2023)

Asit Dey

Thanks everyone for checking out our website. Asit enjoys volunteering and love to participate in different cultural activities. He likes to proliferate the passion for volunteering to the people he knows. His vision is to share and leverage the strengths to build a strong cultural and responsive community in Manitoba.

Surjya Banik
Vice President

Surjya Banik is a Mechanical engineer and currently working as a Power Engineer with the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Manitoba. He is married to Dr. Mitali Banik and blessed with two daughters. He enjoys listening to devotional and classical music and likes nature, people, and leans towards spiritually focused activities. He is a compassionate, straightforward, and honest person.

Avishek Ghosh
General Secretary

Avishek is an Electrical Engineer by profession and currently working as a Research Assistant at the University of Manitoba. He strongly believes in giving back to the community and serves as an active volunteer at different capacities. Besides serving as a General Secretary for Bichitra's executive committee, he also volunteers at the International Centre at UofM, IEEE student chapter and Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba. Exploring the unknown, traveling the globe and experiencing different cultures, cuisines and music are what drive Avishek forward.

Shovan Dutta

Shovan Dutta is a seasoned banker with 23 years of international banking experience. He is currently working as independent contractor with Sunova Credit Union. He holds a CSI designation from Canada and CTP designation from the United States. He lives with his family and enjoys exploring his culinary skills, gardening, and travelling in his spare time.

Papri Chakraborty
Cultural Secretary

A Singer by passion and Child Care Assistant (CCA) by profession - Papri is a simple, fun loving soul who loves to work and enjoy, whatever she does. Papri completed her bachelor’s in arts and holds formal training and certification in music. She is a constant learner, and she is learning guitar these days! She is innovative and doesn’t hesitate to try new things. She strives to foster and carry forward Bengali culture and traditions.

Srijeet Saha
Food Secretary

Srijeet Saha is the Food Secretary for the period 2021-2023. He is an enthusiastic individual currently pursuing his studies and career in Biological Sciences. He thinks of himself as a person who loves to eat (and drink) delicious things. He finds as much enjoyment in the kitchen preparing a comforting meal or eating a late-night street cart taco as he does sitting in a Michelin-starred/World’s 50 Best establishment. And while his favorite daily activity is going to the local grocery store to decide what he wants for dinner, he has also been known to drive a hundred miles out of the way while on vacation to dig into the shops of local food vendors.

Jigeesha Mukherjee
Publication Secretary

Jigeesha is a second year PhD student at the Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba, working on fungal genetics. Her interests beyond academics involve slam poetry and music. She is also enthusiastic about participating in community events, charity drives and volunteering. She hopes to forge meaningful associations with the members of the Bengali community in Winnipeg through Bichitra.

Arindam Sarkar

Arindam is an active volunteer in the community and sits on the executive and advisory board of multiple not-for-profit organizations. He was an exec. member at Vedanta Society of Winnipeg, active volunteer at Agape Table, technology evangelist at WSD, fundraiser at JDRF and contemplative speaker. He is a technology enthusiast, an avid reader of science fictions and a die-hard fan of San Antonio Spurs. Apart from his volunteering activities, he is a management consultant by profession – a day job that helps for his daily survival.

Pranab Debnath

Pranab Debnath hails from his ancestral home in Kolkata. He is a specialist gynaecologist & Lecturer at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine. He holds MBBS, MS, DGO (Cal), MRCOG (UK), FRCOG (UK), FRCS (Canada) degrees to his credit. He has a special affinity towards literature & music. In his personal sphere, he is a father of two children & a dedicated husband.

Pijush Majumdar

Warm greetings to all our members. By profession Pijush is a registered pharmacist and by heart he is a pure Bengali who loves to be involved in community activities & help others irrespective of race, religion & ethnicity! His favorite hobby is to travel different parts of this planet while exploring different cultures and people from different ethnicity. Other than the Bengali food, he is crazy about Cantonese style Chinese food. Unlike lot of other Winnipeggers, Pijush is a big fan of Winnipeg winter.