Nandan Mela

Ph: +91-34 6325 3655

Kala Bhavana Campus, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, 731235

Nandan Mela, the art fair, organized by Kala Bhavana in its campus, on 1st and 2nd December every year before the birthday of Nandalal Bose, to commemorate his birth anniversary. Nandalal Bose took charge of Kala Bhavana in 1922 and is considered to be the man who shaped the institute.

Organized by Kala Bhavana, the Nandan Mela art fair is an annual event that takes place on the 1st and 2nd of December, commemorating the birthday of Nandalal Bose. Bose, a master-artist, believed that a holistic structure to the practice and teaching of art was necessary for a healthy society. In his book entitled, Vision and Creation, he emphasized the communal importance of an annual art fair. Nandan Mela was first conceived in 1973 as an occasion to raise funds for student welfare. Now, all proceedings from the Mela go towards the Kala Bhavana Student Aid funds.