Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Spin a yarn for life .......

Our new project "Spin a yarn for life through arts..." supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust began with a performance of the dance Ahimsa Devi by children of Rukmini Devi Natyakshetra and spinning on the Charkha by students of Avvai Home on 30th January 2010 (Mahatma Gandhi's martyr day marked as Sarvodaya day) at the Central Railway Station. The month of May is the month of summer holidays after school examinations and we organized a summer camp for children in performing arts and education and a performance of interactive Carnatic classical music by the well known musician Bombay Jayashree at SOS Children's village. The project began in right earnest in schools of the city with a session at Bala Vidya Mandir, Adyar on 8th June 2010. The days coming up will be full of these sessions. Mahatma Gandhi as a background to think of peace and self reliance and living nature-friendly lives in today's world is the theme. We have the support of excellent resource persons like Prof. S.Swaminathan, Chitra Nagesh, Priya Nagesh, Palani and others in this project. V.R.Devika is the honorary director of the project.