Nrityotsava 2012 Recognizes Outstanding Students
Vaughan: “I still remember how much effort my parents put in while helping me learn ethnic dance and understand our culture, and I really appreciate that as learning dance contributed in being active and in personality development,” recalled Ms. Rathika Sitsabaiesan, MP from Scarborough-Rouge River, while addressing the audience at Nrityotsava 2012 on Saturday, 6th October.
Ms. D. Charandasi, Consul (Inf & OCI) & Head of Chancery from the office of Consulate General of India, congratulated Nritya Kala Mandir for mentoring younger generations in ethnic dance forms, considering this a bridge to bring the two countries, India and Canada closer, through culture.
In order to celebrate student accomplishments, Nritya Kala Mandir, has been organizing an annual event, Nrityotsava. This year, Nrityotsava: 2012, a 2 day celebration with 4 performances was celebrated on October 6th& 7th, at City Play House Theatre in Vaughan. Over 145 students showcased their dance talent during Nrityotsava 2012.
The highlights of the festival were several dance ballets presented on mythological themes. Students also presented folk dances and some experimental items from the emerging dance culture of Bollywood. The evening performances on both days, “Serenade to the Seniors”, were presented by Nritya Kala Mandir to honour the seniors in the community.
Dignitaries present included Mr. & Mrs. Ramesh Chotai, Savitaben Patel, President of Sanatan Mandir Seniors’ Group and Dr. Shivani Sharma from Markham.
Photo Credits: Darshit Majumdar, Patrick Jube and Varun Panchal.
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