The Aseema Trust was founded to build bridges between traditional performing arts and education and Mahatma Gandhi and his ideas of truth and non violence inside and outside schools for young and old. Founded by V.R.Devika in 1998, it is managed by Coordinator and finance manager Vasantha Parthasharathy and a large team of resource persons.
The Aseema Trust is nurtured by the partnerships it has built with NGOs and other organizations over the years nationally and internationally.
The Aseema Trust conducted a workshop on empathy in the classroom for teachers of Balamandir school with Meera Krishnamurthy and Dr.V.R.Devika as resource persons on 4th March 2017. V.R.Devika was the coordinator at "Empathy with nature" encounter with children from tribal school, village schools and city schools at Pathashaala on 8th February 2017. V.R.Devika and Vasantha Parthasharathy were at the convocation 2017 of Rukminidevi Natyakshetra on 5 February 2017. V.R.Devika was a chief guest at the annual day of Delhi Public School, Chennai on 4th February 2017. The Aseema Trust marked Sarvodaya Day for three days on 28, 29 and 30 January 2017. On the 28th, Managing Trustee Dr.V.R.Devika and Smt.Sumitra M.Gautama, Academic director of Pathashaala learning centre of the J.Krishnamurthy foundation conducted a workshop on "Empathy in the classroom" for teachers handling class 6 - 8 at Balamandir teachers' resource centre, Chennai. On the 29th, Dr.V.R.Devika gave a presentation on "When the Sartorial became the political" the Swadeshi movement in India from 1905 at Pathashaala learning centre, Vallipuram, Kanchipuram district. On the 30th, Naina Shah of Sarvodaya International (TN), Vasantha Parthasharathy of the Aseema Trust were guests of honour for Sarvodaya Day at Sevalaya, Kasuva village, Thiruninravur with Dr.V.R.Devika who gave a
presentation on Gandhi for children and visited the Goshala and the senior citizen's home.
Mr.K.R.A.Narasiah, reknowned scholar, wrote about The Aseema Trust in Adyar Times