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Dr. Ambika Kameshwar, Director of RASA using her dance and music for the empowerment of people with special needs
I love art in any form. And Bharathanatyam is one of my favorite art. Learning Bharathanatyam and teaching it is very difficult as I know well the struggles faced by my relative in teaching this art. Teaching this classical art to visually impaired children is unimaginable. Today in #WATWB, I feel honored to feature the selfless service of a noble heart, Dr. Ambika Kameshwar.
A multi-faceted personality, Kalaimamani Dr. Ambika Kameshwar is a danseuse and musician of international acclaim who has traveled the world sharing her art with all. She is a pioneer of the methodology “Theatre for Holistic Development” which uses the creative arts like Dance, Music, Drama, Storytelling and Art and Craft as tools of learning.
From her childhood, she always wanted to do more with her dance than merely enjoying it. So RASA (Ramana Sunritya Aalaya), Centre for Theatre Arts and Special Needs was born in Chennai during 1989. RASA, now 20 years old, is empowering challenged children through this panoramic show.
“Selfless Service is a source of profound meaning for your self and your life.”
– Ron Kaufman
Today, RASA is proudly running with 100 children, 30 teachers and 10 volunteers in three branches. Dr. Ambika is teaching dance to the visually challenged girls for nearly 36 years.
Dr. Ambika has been honored with several awards, including the highest award of the Rotary – namely the ‘For The Sake Of Honour’ Award, The Acharya Choodamani Award from Krishna Gana Sabha, The Bharata Kala Ratna,Stree Ratna, Acharya Choodamani and the prestigious Kalaimamani Award for the year 2004 by the Tamil Nadu State Government, to mention a few.
A heartfelt salute to Ambika Kameshwar for finding joy in making special children hold their heads high. May her be blessed with abundant happiness and strength in her life.
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