Bunts Association of North America (BANA) formed in September-1987.
The association with its members from Bunts Community in North America (includes United States of America and Canada) was formed with the aim to preserve and promote cultural activities and bringing together all the Bunts of the region.
Shubhakar Hegde is the president of the BANA-2009 committee. The other members of the committee are as follows:
Vice President Satish Shetty
Secretaries Suresh Shetty
Treasurers Manoj Shetty
Advisors Devdas Shetty
Event Committee Geetha Shetty
Coordinator Chandrika Hegde
Souvenir Committee Pradeep Hegde
Committee Pallavi Shetty
Youth Committee Ramprasad Hegde
Internet Committee Preetham Hegde