The strength of a woman

The strength of a woman

SHAKTHI

Shakthi, a thematic dance presentation by ‘Nrithyanjali Trust’, was held in the City recently and showcased the power of women through bharatanatyam.

The event was organised by Anjali Santhosh, the founder and managing trustee of ‘Nrithyanjali Trust’, on the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’. The classical dance show was inaugurated by Chennama Devegowda, wife of HD Devegowda.

The show had a decent crowd comprising people of all ages and they were indeed spellbound by all the performances.


True to its name, the show exemplified the essence of the three forms of Shakthi — Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Durga. The classical dance programme began with the ‘Gayatri mantra’. Anjali Santhosh and group captured the attention of everyone present through their vivid mudras and expressions. The event was truly a classical treat for the audience.

Gynaecologist and social activist Dr Meenakshi Bharath and pooja kunitha artiste Savitha Chirukunnaiah were also felicitated on the occasion. While Dr Meenakshi was honoured with the Seva Shakthi award, Savitha was given the Natya Shakthi award.

Anjali, who has also organised a number of charity shows, said she was happy to present the programme that honoured women. “I thought of organising the show to celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’. And I hope over the years, I’ll keep organising such events and honour Indian women,” she said.

The musical dance show represented the power of women and depicted the five faces of the goddess — Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Rudrani, Maya and Guru. The dance was a tribute to all the goddesses and the skills of the performers reflected in their gestures, expressions and hand movements.

The dance troupe used classical to show the importance of women in a very effective manner. It was able to convey the meanings and emotions pretty well. The event culminated with Uyirun Neeye, which was a perfect tribute to Mother Earth, who creates, sustains, protects, nourishes and loves every human being on earth, just like the three forms of Shakthi.

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