Buckeye Mela is a weekend celebrating South Asian culture at The Ohio State University, with sports tournaments, Mausam- The Block Party, and Srujan, the intercollegiate South Asian dance competition. It is also a philanthropic event that raises thousands of dollars for charity every year.
How did BuckeyeMela begin?
Now in it’s sixth year, Buckeye Mela began as a spring cultural weekend hosted by the Indian American Association in 2008 entertaining over 700 people. In 2009, Buckeye Mela became a collaborative event with the South Asian Students’ Association and the Indian Student’s Association, which brought Srujan, the intercollegiate dance competition, into the mix. With Buckeye Mela 2 also came a philanthropic mission– raising money for local charity, The Mid-Ohio Food Bank. In the past five years, Buckeye Mela has raised over $18,000 for charity and was awarded “Most Outstanding Program in the University” in 2010.
This year, IAA and ISA are coming together again to bring you an unforgettable weekend. See you there!