Kalakairali is a socio-cultural organisation founded in 1997. The main objective of Kalakairali is to promote various social, cultural and literary activities. Though it had a humble beginning as a platform like minded people in Bangalore north to come together, Kalakairali has come of age and proved its worth now as a leading cultural organisation, organising unique programs with the essential touch of Kerala heritage, be it in art, literature or other cultural fields. The strength of this organisation is not only in the number of members-presently more than 500 families consisting of people from various walks of life-but also in the efforts being made in achieving the goals of social and cultural development among the members. The manpower of the Kalakairal family, consisting of government officials, businessman, media persons, lawyers, company and bank executives, etc. Is fully dedicated to the dictum:”together, we live better”, a motto getting increasingly valid in the present turbulent times.
The activities of kalakairali include celebration of major festivals like Onam in the traditional way, replicating the enthusiasm seen in Kerala to create a nostalgic environment. Members and their children are encouraged to exhibit their talents in various fields such as dance, music, painting, etc. Moreover, the presentation of cultural programs, combining the budding as well as established artists, forms part of the festival activities.
Talented children in the Kalalairali family are annually given awards for academic excellence as an encouragement to the younger generation. Kalakairali also indulges in welfare activities like blood-donation camps, free eye clinics, feedings the under privileged sections etc. And also contributing generously during natural calamities.