Toronto Sanskriti Sangstha (TSS) is a non-profit organization established in 2004 with a mission to encourage second generation Bengali children and youth living in North America. To appreciate and pursue various arts forms in vocal and instrumental music, dance, drama and contribute to the other endeavors of the Bengali heritage through overseas performer exchanges.
By engaging our children in planning, coordinating, and implementing a large event, we foster creativity, encourage leadership, inspire confidence and motivate them to volunteer and contribute to the community.
It has been our annual tradition that each year TSS celebrates Bengali art and culture in various forms to trace our roots and support our communities. Over the last 20 years we have grown to one of the largest platforms to promote Bengali culture and heritage and has always been in the forefront to support our communities through Cancer Society of Canada, Feed Ontario, Covid Foundation, Toronto Calcutta Foundation, Red Cross, United Way among many other developmental and charitable projects. Our initiatives have always been patronized by PMO and Premier’s office and patrons world over. Can’t thank enough for all the support!!
Toronto Sanskriti Sangstha (TSS) is a non-profit organization established in 2004 with a mission to promote heritage and preserve Bengali art and culture in its various forms and encourage second generation Bengali children and youth living in North America.
TSS 2023 Working Committee
Sourav, President of Toronto Sanskriti Sangstha, has been associated with the organization for over 11 years. He has over 20 years of experience in project and risk management and is a MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in New Delhi. Sourav is a Sangeet Prabhakar in Tabla and performed in several events in India, US and Canada. He is enthusiastic about different genres of Indian music and is also a passionate teacher which includes Rotmans School of Management, UofT and is part of various community groups in GTA. Sourav is an avid traveller and likes to explore the world !
Sunirmal Chakraborty has been associated with the organization since 2018 and is largely responsible for garnering all the sponsorship for the annual event. Professionally, he has a 22 years of experience in the Information Technology Sector and is the Country Head for a reputed Global IT organization. Sunirmal has been active with multiple cultural events in GTAand has volunteered multiple such events. During the pandemic, he coordinated a federal funded 15 week workshop on Music Therapy catering to the senior citizens of the community. The workshop was a much needed event for the elderly people whose social interaction was completely restricted due to the social distancing norms. Sunirmal lives in Toronto with his wife Sangeeta who is a classical Kathak dancer and son Soham who loves singing, acting, poetry recitation and cricket.
Sandip, Vice President of Toronto Sanskriti Sangastha, has been associated with the organization for over 11 years. He has over 20 years of experience in customer growth and customer segments in financial services and FMCG industries. Sandip is passionate about singing and recitation, and has performed in several events in India, US and Canada. He is enthusiastic about different genres of Indian music and is also passionate about helping newcomers in to Canada and runs his own YouTube vlog the compass guide. Sandip is also part of various community groups in GTA.
Anup Sengupta has been involved with the organization since the year of 2016. He has been blessed by a wife and two daughters. In terms of education, Anup has a Masters in Social Science and a Nursing diploma in Ontario. He has a passion for the Bengali culture since a very young age and he brings in a sense of pride and excitement towards showcasing the culture. Anup loves to show his enthusiasm in performing dramas and stays involved in various drama groups in Toronto. He enjoyed playing the Hawaiian Guitar while he was living in Bangladesh. Anup is also the Wellness Coordinator at a retirement home! He is always a friendly, kind and passionate person. He is always smiling and spreads positivity by making others feel happy which is what he truly loves to do!
Tanusree Dasgupta has been associated with Toronto Sanskriti Sangstha since 2017 and has been quite instrumental in carrying out every aspect of the organisation’s cultural development and activities. Tanusree was born and brought up in India and she had graduated from Presidency College - Calcutta followed by a master’s degree from Jadavpur University. Presently she’s an established Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and runs her own company under the name of TD Global Migration Canada Corporation. She is also a full-time member of CICC and CAPIC. She is a professional who provides support advice and legal help to people who want to come to Canada for work education or for settlement purposes. As an individual she’s motivated to grow immensely by continually acquiring skills and knowledge to meet her goals in life both professionally and personally.
Santanu Chowdhury, one of the members of TSS, is well known in the community. He was TSS president from 2017 to 2019.
Rajkumar has been actively involved with TSS for last 14 years having different portfolios including President (2014-2016). He is also involved with main stream culture organizations like Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for last 11 years and with Bengali Socio Cultural Organizations of GTAA for last 20 years
Dhruv Ghosh is been a member of the team in TSS since 2008 and a past President from 2019 to 2021.
Devashish Ganguly has been associated with TSS since 2009. "My first task in TSS was to welcome the VVIP group of audiences sitting in the first two rows," he says proudly. A former brand manager, Devashish, has a keen interest in writing, elocution and photography. He has a CD and a Bengali feature film where he has acted against Stalwart Soumitra Chatterjee to his credit. He is a community priest and authoring a biography.
Amitava has been associated with TSS Since 2021. He is Civil Engineer by profession with 25 years of experience in Construction , Project Management and Tendering .He arrived in Canada 2014. He was associated with several socio cultural organizations in different countries. He used to be member of Bangiya Parishad, Doha, Qatar. He has served as Vice President of Indian Bengali association, Montreal. He is also part of various community groups in Toronto and remains fairly active in representing the community on various occasions/celebrations throughout the year.
Kaushik has been associated with Toronto Sanskriti Sangstha for over a decade and was also the General Secretary for a few years. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and holds an MS degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Kaushik has lived and worked in many countries - namely, United Kingdom, USA and is now based in Canada. He also mentors young engineers globally and volunteers to teach at the Humber College in Toronto. He has always been passionate about culture and loves listening to all genres of Indian music. Kaushik is an avid traveller and photographer as well - he has been practising photography since his school days and has won quite a few awards.
Surath has been associated with Toronto Sanskriti Sangstha 2021. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and holds an MSC degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Calcutta University in Calcutta. He has always been passionate about culture and loves listening to all genres of Indian music.