An evening of unforgettable performances

A spectacular dance performance was put up by differently-abled children in the city recently.

Published: 25th June 2012 08:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2012 08:40 AM   |  A+A-

A spectacular performance was put forth by visually impaired and physically disabled people at Orion Mall recently.

The short programme  had the audience tapping their feet as they watched the students of Samarthanam, an NGO perform so gracefully. What amazed the audience was the perfect co-ordination and rhythm in their dance moves.

“This is absolutely brilliant. We need to encourage people like them who have so much talent,” said Sandhya Sheshadri, a spectator.

She further added “I saw an advertisement about this programme in the paper and came here just to watch them perform. I am very touched after seeing their performance. Hats off to them!”

 Suma BD, 24, one amongst the six members of the dance team from Samarthanam, said, “I studied in a normal school till tenth grade and then I joined a blind school. It was in second PU that I started practicing dance.”

When asked about her experience at Samarthanam, Suma said, “It has been a great experience so far. We have  performed in several countries including the USA, Bangkok and Malaysia and have received good response from the people.”

Rupa Shekhar Naik, who is also a part of the team said, “We are all treated like one big family here.”

Besides the singing and dancing, the audience was also showed a short film on Samarthanam. Come December Samarthanam will be hosting a T20 cricket world cup for the visually impaired. Teams from ten countries around the world will be participating in this tournament.

Mahantesh, the founder of Samarthanam appealed to all to attend this tournament. “We request every Bangalorean to come and support us.”


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