Disha is a XII grade student from Fremont, California. She has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past 10 years under the guidance of her Gurus Smt. Suganda Sreenath and Kum. Shreya Iyer of Jayendra Kalakendra. Recently, Disha completed her Arangetram in the US and wanted to combine her passion for dance and value for education together. While visiting her relatives in Pune India, she came up with an idea for a fundraiser performance and selected Door Step School as her charity. Disha performed various Bharatanatyam items to a captive audience for an hour and donated the amount raised from the event to Door Step School, Pune.
It was a mesmerising performance depicting her passion for dance and inclination to do good towards the society. Disha says,” I visited a few projects of Door Step School in Pune including their School on Wheels and Educational Activity center at a construction site. These visits helped me see the value of contributing to the cause of educating the "invisible children" of construction workers, slum dwellers and migrant workers in Pune. I realized how privileged I was to have a good education and felt strongly the need to help give the same to these children".
True to her name she has helped in giving a direction to the children of DSS by her contribution.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to Disha and her entire family who supported her for the cause and wish her all the very best for her future.
|Disha during her performance|
Contributed by Mrs. Sonali Kurane.