About Kallol

Who We Are

Kallol, an established Indian association has been unifying the Indian Bengali community in the Netherlands.

Kallol was established in the year 2010 as a non-profit organization with an objective to offer a constructive and open association to cherish the culture, traditions and interests of the Indian Bengali community in the Netherlands .

Guiding Principles of Kallol are:

  • Celebration

    Celebration of Indian Bengali culture & traditions and be open to participation from other communities.

  • Community

    Build stronger communities by fostering an environment with respect for all individuals and all viewpoints.

  • Democracy

    A working committee selected democratically to serve the association.


Mission

Promoting Indian Bengali Culture heritage by organizing annual social and cultural events – an autumn festival, Sports Day, Indian new year celebrations.

Demonstrating Indian Bengali culture through cultural events such as art, music, dance, poetry, theatre, with fine gastronomy

Social interaction and sharing of culture with Dutch society

Vision

Organising cultural functions and discussions amongst the Indian and Dutch communities to widen social boundaries and relationships.
Networking with other Indian Cultural Organisations in the Netherlands and other European countries

History

Successful track record of hosting the Indian autumn festival or Sharad Utsav since 2010 .

  • 2017 –  1700+ attendees at the Indian Autumn Festival
  • 2016 – 2000+ attendees at the Indian Autumn Festival
  • 2015 –  1400+ attendees at the Indian Autumn Festival
  • 2014 –  1000+ attendees at the Indian Autumn Festival
  • 2013 – 900+ attendees at the Indian Autumn Festival
  • 2012 – 800+ attendees at the Indian Autumn Festival
  • 2011 – 600+ attendees at the Indian Autumn Festival
  • 2010 – 500+ attendees at the first Indian Autumn Festival

Committee Members

Dayeeta Roy

President

Amod Kumar

Secretary

Somdatta Roy

Treasurer

Sital Banerjee

Dhritiman Mandal

Satarupa Mukherjee

Sabyasachi Biswas

Tustu Basak

Anupam Majumdar

Sourish Chatterjee

Pritam Jha

Ajay Gopikrishnan

Ashish Sensarma

Advisor

Prabal Mitra

Advisor

Partha Basu

Advisor