a festival of arts
with Embassy of India Bern & Soorya India Festivals



14th International Kalamela - Pravasi youth festival outside India, organized by KELI Switzerland - is scheduled for 3rd and 4th of June 2017 in Zurich Switzerland. The contestants coming from different parts of the world compete in dance, music, fine arts and media events.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners of all the events will be awarded certificates and trophies. The best performing male and female artists will be awarded with prestigious Soorya India Gold Medals, in addition to the “Kalathilakam” or “Kalaprathibha” trophies. The overall champion in non-dance events will be awarded with Fr. Abel Memorial Trophy and Certificate. The overall champion in dance events will be awarded with “Keli Kalaratna” Trophy and Certificate.

JANAPRIYA Awards will be given for the media events (Photography, Super Short film and open painting) based on public voting.

Keli International Art Exhibition 2017 : Keli is proud to present outstanding collection of paintings that are of international quality and interests. This art gallery will exhibit works from professional and amateur artists and is sure to inspire art lovers.

Global Shortfilm Competition

On public demand, the acclaimed Kalamela short film competition becomes truly Global in 2017. Creative talents can participate from anywhere in the world. It is NOT mandatory for the participants of the short film competition to be present at the Kalamela venue.
The winners of the short film event will be presented with cash awards of 25000 INR, 10000 INR and 5000 INR for first, second and third prize respectively.


Renowned Music Director and Violonist Mr. Ouseppachan will be the Chief Guest for Kalamela 2017. More on the Closing Ceremony will come shortly..

Registration Kickoff

Sri. Ravindra P Jaiswal, Dy. Chief of Mission Embassy of India, Berne inagurated Kalamela 2017 registration on 13th February 2017. The online registration opened on 5th March 2017.

For All Young Artists

Keli International Kalamela has turned out to be the International Event for all young artists who want to test their ability against other talented counterparts in most of the known forms of Indian Arts.

When Keli is getting ready to host this most acclaimed and prestigious event outside India, hundreds of most talented artists will travel from different parts of the world to contest in fifteen different disciplines in four different age groups.

Festival Of Indian Arts

After the scintillating successes of previous years, preparations are underway to organize yet another Mega Mela on 3rd and 4th of June 2017 for our young artists hailing not only from Pravasi backgrounds, but also for anyone who has learned the rich art forms India has to offer.

In its pursuit towards universality, Keli is lifting the pravasi barriers in all the age group, for any versatile artists, who may qualify to compete in this prestigious event

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision is to bring together all the talented young performers and artists of Indian classical dances and other art forms from all over the world and to provide them with a genuine platform for cultural and artistic development.

Our Mission is to contribute immensely to safeguard and nurture our centuries old rich culture and traditions through investing in its various forms and faces. We would like to be known as Guardians of Indian Art and Culture..

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