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All eyes on their performance

Staff Reporter

Visually challenged dancers promote cause of eye donation

—Photo : T. Singaravelou

Visual treat:Visually challenged children fromShree Maharishi Academy for the Blind performing at Kamban Kalai Arangam in Puducherry on Monday.

PUDUCHERRY: For people who watched the Bharatanatiyam performance staged at the Kamban Kalai Arangam on Sunday, it would have been difficult to believe that the dancers were visually challenged for so perfect was their synchronisation and movements.

Organised by the Rotary Club and the Aravind Eye Hospital to spread awareness about the need for eye donation, the performance saw students of Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind, Bangalore, enthralling the audience with their presentation.

The fact that the dance show was an inspiring one was revealed by the large number of people who came forward to donate their eyes and help the school through monetary aid.

Subtle yet fierce

The students danced to pieces such as “Parashakthi Janani,” a song composed in the Hamsadhwani Raaga, praising the greatness of Goddess Shakthi and her quality of protecting the weak exhibting subtle but fierce expressions that complemented the lyrics of the song.

The donations collected through the show would be used to help more visually challenged persons learn the art in the academy, the organisers said.

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