Who Are We?
Buckeye Mela is an annual action-packed weekend event at the beginning of spring semester celebrating South Asian culture and arts via the medium of dance. In its 10th year of existence, Mela has become a staple of OSU’s campus, and hopes to provide the most memorable and unforgettable one yet this coming year! Each year, the best Bollywood Fusion and Bhangra collegiate dance teams from around the nation congregate in Columbus to compete for top prizes as well as the chance to receive a bid to the national championship competition in the South Asian Dance circuit. In our circuit, Bollywood Fusion teams blend various aspects of Indian styles (Bollywood, Bhangra, raas, classical) and Western influences (hip- hop, contemporary, lyrical) to showcase a cohesive performance guided by a strong storyline, while Bhangra teams perform purely to a traditional dance from Northern India, packed with energy, enthusiasm, and technique. Buckeye Mela as an event is much more than a simple dance competition - it is an experience.
It is with the support of our friends, family, and community members like you that we are able to achieve our goal. Please refer to our sponsorship details and benefits laid out below and consider making a donation for our cause. Your contribution would facilitate many aspects of the show including the cost of the venue, food for the dancers, miscellaneous hospitality costs, etc. In exchange we here at Buckeye Mela are always willing to work with our sponsors to accommodate to their specific requests as well
This year, Buckeye Mela is proud to select Pratham USA as our beneficiary. As we continue to build a close and personal relationship with the organization, we also wish to advocate for their efforts in South Asian community. Along with donating all the profit made from Buckeye Mela to Pratham. By becoming a sponsor of Buckeye Mela X, you not only support our event but support our charity. For many of the children living in the rural areas of India, a proper primary and secondary education is something that is hard to obtain. Pratham USA helps to identify social and education barriers and works to ensure that young boys and girls can get the proper education and skills necessary to pursue higher education or take up vocational jobs