Anand Mela 2016: UK's buzziest cultural fest for charity returns

Charusmita Tuesday 31st May 2016 12:27 EDT

Anand Mela returns in its 6h year as a grand two-day family event including the 'Assets India Property' show and ‘Aarogya Mela’. This year it will be held on the 11th and 12th of June at the Harrow Leisure Centre. Anand Mela attracts over 6000 visitors yearly and boasts of a variety of stalls ranging from beauty, fashion and wedding, property and investment, health and wellbeing, and of course, food and drinks. The event will also witness cultural performances on stage throughout the two days by top-notch performers, as well as community organisations and school children.

Shishukunj, our Charity Partner for Anand Mela 2016, is a children’s charity that has been working in London for over 30 years. Through the medium of Indian culture, they try to instil morals and values in children from the age of 5 upwards so that they become responsible and respected leaders of tomorrow’s society. Shishukunj also organises a host of annual activities including celebrating major Indian festivals and events to help the needy, and camping trips.

The exciting line-up for the cultural performances this year includes singer Navin Kundra, Honey Kalaria of Honey’s Dance Academy (HDA), singer Oshin Mehta, Mira Salat of Mira's Performing Arts, singer Kishan Amin, AK Dance Academy, Sai School, Kathak artist Manorma Joshi, to name a few. Subhendu Banerjee, an Indian theatre actor will also be performing on both the days.

Honey Kalaria is a choreographer, dancer and Bollywood specialist. She has worked with esteemed celebrities, such as Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai and Beyonce. HDA Performing Arts is one of the UK's first Bollywood dance and performing arts training institution.

Navin Kundra is one of the strongest forces in the contemporary British Asian music industry. He is a multitalented singer, songwriter and musician and has six number one smash hit singles and a Guinness World Record. His music fuses eastern and western influences together with a contemporary and edgy sound that is uniquely and commercially progressive.

Mira Salat is a top-notch performer who has been associated with dance for 16 years. She teaches Bollywood dance as well as the classical Kathak dance. Mira’s Performing Arts has performed at numerous shows including the Shreya Ghoshal concert in May 2013.

Kishan Amin has acquired intense training in Hindustani Classical Music from well renowned artists, Pandit Rajan-Sajan Mishra from a very young age. He is a versatile performer with various feathers in his cap, such as Sufi music, Bollywood style, and devotional singing.

AK Dance Academy was founded by Archana Kumar. They specialise in Bollywood dance and fuse it with a variety of other dance forms, such as classical, traditional, modern contemporary and hip hop.

The 'Assets India Property' show will be held at the Masefield suite in Harrow Leisure centre from 10 am to 7 pm, and will share details of properties and profitable investment opportunities in different cities of India. Renowned developers and companies including India Bulls, Nirmal Life Style, Ajmera Group, Green Shapes will mark their presence and exhibit relevant opportunities.

The 'Aarogya Mela' is organised solely with the healthcare needs of residents of the UK in mind. Areas of speciality like dental, cardiac, disc and other fields are covered under this segment. Interested people can discuss with the health experts present, and once convinced, can even map our further treatment procedures.

With different sectors under one roof, Anand Mela also gives businesspeople the opportunity to have their stalls set up. From marketing to selling, people who want to showcase their business or its ideas are welcome at the Anand Mela.

All the money made from ticket sales proceeds of Anand Mela will go to Shishukunj. Tickets for the fest are £2.50 and can be purchased on the day itself. Entry is free for children under the age of 12. For stall booking and further details, please contact our office at 020 7749 4080.

If you want to perform at our Mela, to book a slot, please contact Charusmita at [email protected].

We hope to see you there!

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