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Bharatha Kalai Arasi for Vyjayanthimala

Staff Reporter

Bharathanatyam exponent attributes success to divine presence in her life

— PHOTO: R.M. RAJARATHINAM

Divine charm: Vyjayanthimala Bali confered the 'Bharatha Kalai Arasi' tittle by Sri Madavi Bharathanattiyalaya in Tiruchi on Sunday

TIRUCHI: Renowned danseuse, actor and former Member of Parliament, Vyjayanthimala Bali was conferred the ‘Bharatha Kalai Arasi' title by Sri Madhavi Natyalaya at the 28th annual day celebrations of the institute on Sunday.

A host of dignitaries who graced the occasion include Srimad Mouna Kumaraswami Thambiran of Mouna Madam; Rokkiah Malik alias Salma, Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Board and Sarubala R.Thondaiman, former Mayor, felicitated the Bharathanatyam exponent.

Vyjanthimala in her acceptance speech said ‘Bhakti' was essential for Indian classical arts to flourish. Stressing that dance without devotion was futile she attributed her accomplishments to the divine presence in her life.

The artiste expressed her gratitude for the felicitations offered and said she was moved by the incidents recounted by all who wished her. She added she would continue performing on stage as long as she was capable.

She commended the performances of the students of the Natyalaya, particularly the dance drama depicting the story of Andal.

G.Chandrasekaran, district treasury officer, was presented the ‘Sevai Semmal' award on the same occasion. P.K.Thyagarajan, chairman, Sri Ranganathaswami temple, Srirangam, delivered the presidential address.

Earlier, students of the Natyalaya put up an impressive show with the brilliantly executed dance- drama applauded by a packed auditorium.

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