When Kathak meets philanthropy

first_imgIt is very rare to find people who think for others welfare and especially if they themselves are occupied by their work. But here is a person, who, with all her heart, is continuously working towards the welfare of underprivileged children and women. Dr Rekha Mehra is a trained classical dancer, who has acquired a unique style of her own. An exponent of Kathak Dance, Choreographer, Guru and social activist, she has skilfully blended Indian mythology with traditional dance style along Jaipur and Lucknow Gharana. From last five years she is teaching dance & music to underprivileged children. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShe has performed for several International festivals in India and abroad namely – Lucknow Mahotsav, Mahakhumbha, International Trade Fair, Khajuraho Festival, Festival of India, Common Wealth Games Programme, Sharjah festival, Onam festival in Maldives and many more. “I have been teaching and learning dance for the past 35 years and when I saw these girls from the underprivileged section of our society, I thought about helping them in any way I can. I thought it would be amazing if I could promote them in any way possible,” says Dr Mehra who has been previously associated and empanelled with Ministry of culture, Govt of India, ICCR, Zonal cultural centers, Sahitya Kala Parishad and Sangeet Natak Akademi. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveShe has choreographed few dance and thematic events for the promotion of physical, social and mental well-being of Women and children like HIV-AIDS ‘Nidaan,’ Global warming, Women empowerment, war and peace, Dhani, Chunaria, Road safety, Athithi devo bhava, Save girl child, Ladli, Bhagidari mela in front of National and International audience.Her performance on February 25 at CGO Complex, Scope convention is the first for the underprivileged children along with Dr Mehra on stage. It is a Kathak Dance recital and ballet on Buddha. “Why are people getting more inclined towards Buddhism and chanting? It is because we all live a stressed, unhealthy life and this is the reason why this performance is based on the teachings and the life of Buddha.”last_img

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