Nandalala: A Nritya Natak by Smt. Anitha Guha's Bharathanjali
Smt Anitha Guha
The penultimate avatar of the reclining Lord Maha Vishnu is adored and celebrated by poets and devotees across varied languages and cultures. He is the apple of the eye, of ancient composers like Purandara Dasa, Annamacharya, Surdaas, Meera, Narayana Theerthar, Jayadeva, (Ashtapathis), Oothukadu Venkatasubaiyar, and many more. This thematic dance performance Nandalala vows to bring to its audience the splendor of this ever charming Night-hued Lord through the mellifluous compositions of these legends along with those penned by current day Vidwans like Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan and PR Venkatasubramanian. This multilingual performance will chronicle Lord Krishnas life. Re-told through dance and music, the stories of, Kaliya Nardhanam, Govindha Patabhishekam (crowning of Govinda), Kamsa Vadha (killing of Kamsa) and Geethopadesham will be performed - in each of these highly trying circumstances he has emerged victorious with an ever-playful smile.
A registered pan-India public charitable trust, AIM for Seva founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, targets rural children through various initiatives. From Karnaprayag to Kanyakumari, it is present in 16 states with 127 projects. AIM For Seva is more than just a school and sheltering the underprivileged initiative. It provides value-based education through their its flagship programme, Free Student Hostels which was established in 2001. The Free Student Hostel is essentially a living eco-system, located close to a school where students are provided with academic support and tuition, fortified food and extracurricular activities.
Over the years, AIM for Seva has also expanded its operations from hostels to educational institutions, health care, community development programmes and homes for children and adults with special needs.
All proceeds from the show will go towards educating children in Swami Dayananda Rotary Matriculation School in Kadalur Village, Tamil Nadu. Started after the tsunami of 2004, today, this school caters to 700 children, from across all the tsunami affected villages in Cheyyur Taluk.