Pally Baul Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (PBSUS) is a nonprofit organization working for important social, cultural, and development related issues with its expertise in conducting research and arranging cultural activities. Particularly, PBSUS has been relentlessly working to bring change to the lives of Folk/Baul artists of Bangladesh by upholding their identity, uniqueness and rights. Over the years, PBSUS has been known as one of the leading organizations in the arena of preserving folk culture, and disseminating the messages of peace, harmony, and intolerance through organizing folk musical programs.
Both in the urban and rural areas of Bangladesh, folk songs like baul songs, palagan, gambhira, bhawiya Jarigan, etc are strong tools for increasing social awareness. PBSUS, several times, took this opportunity to reach the people by organizing a huge number of folk cultural programs at different levels; starting from slums, villages, schools to foreign embassies located in Dhaka. In sum, PBSUS’ mission is preserving folk songs, culture, and tradition, conducting research on the threats and possibilities of Baul/folk culture, and employing folk culture as a tool of increasing societal awareness in Bangladesh.