V.R.Devika's blog..

V.R.Devika’s blog..

2023 has begun very well for The Aseema Trust.......
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Dr.V.R.Devika gave an illustrated talk on Rukmini Devi Arundale at Arkay Conventions hall on 1st March 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was honoured with StreeShakthi award by Ladies Special magazine on 9th March 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was chief guest at Jarna festival at Bharathakalanjali on 10th March 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika took part in the discussion on gender issues at Bharathakalanjali on 11th March 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was a panellist talking about Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy at the US Consulate Chennai on 20th March 2023

Dr.V.R.Devika was chief guest at Lady Willington College addressing teacher trainees on 25th March 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika gave a talk on intangible heritage of Chennai at Mohammad Sadath College for INTACH on 27th March 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika took part in the release of a documentary on Mysore Vasudevachar by Kalpa Heritage in Mysore on 9th April 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika took part in the Ramzan breaking fast at the residence of US Consul General on 11th April 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika gave a presentation on Rukmini Devi Arundale’s production Azhagar Kuravanji at RNF’s Kalasampada at Kalakshetra on 23rd April 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was chief guest at the Bharathanatyam performance by senior citizens of AtmaLaya on 29th April 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika attended a meeting of advisory council of Avvai Home on 12th May 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika gave two workshop sessions and three talks at IPAC (Indian Performing Arts Convention) of Apsaras Arts in Singapore 16th to 25th June 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika chaired a session interpretation of classical texts in 21st century seminar at Adyar Library and Research Centre of the Theosophical Society on 27th July 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was a chief guest at the arrangetram of Tara and Mallika sisters students of Rama Vaidyanathan in New Delhi on 30th July 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was in different book stores in New Delhi signing her book on Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy on 30th and 31st July 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika gave a talk on Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy at India International Centre on 31st July 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika did a story telling session at Avvai Home on 4th August 2023.

Dr.V.R. Devika is nominated to the academic advisory council of Tamilnadu JJ university of music and fine arts.

Dr.V.R.Devika was the chief guest at the Independence day celebrations of Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore on 15th August 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was on a panel discussion on “Women writing women Fiction Non fiction with Malati Ramachandran at RV University, Bengaluru on 16th August 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was in five prominent book stores in Bengaluru signing her book on Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy on 17th August 2023

Dr.V.R.Devika, Managing Trustee was honoured for her contributions to arts and education by Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Chennai. The award carried a gold medal, a citation and a cash award of Rs.50,000/- The award was conferred on her by the governor of Jharkhand on 18th August 2023

Dr.V.R.Devika gave a presentation on Aharya in Koothu at the Rasoham festival on 21st January 2023

Tamil translation of Dr.V.R.Devika’s book on Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy was released at the Chennai International Book Fair on 17th January 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika gave a presentation on Nataraja and the cosmos at Rukminidevi Natyakashetra on 13th January 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika gave a presentation on Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy at Thiagarajar College of arts and sciences, Madurai on 10th January 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika conducted a workshop on collective consciousness in folk performing arts for Harishree Vidyalaya at Dakshinachitra on 9th January 2023.

Dr.V.R.Devika was interviewed on SBS Tamil podcast in Australia on her book on Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy on 8th February 2023

Dr.V.R.Devika gave a presentation on Nataraja and the cosmos for visitors at our sister institution Rukminidevi Natyakshetra on 3rd February 2023

Dr.V.R.Devika put together a combined show with Bhand Pather of Kashmir and Kattaikuttu of Tamilnadu in the Vitastha festival at Kalakshetra . She was honoured by the Lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir for this.

Dr. V.R.Devika recorded a thirty minute video on Traditional performing arts in Education to be used as a part of introduction to Indian classical arts in American schools for Sumana Sen Mandala.

The Aseema Trust facilitated a workshop for capacity development of children in basics of filmmaking and dissemination of content conducted by Delhi based NGO footprintfilmfest at Chennai’s AMM School December 5 to 9, 2022

Dr.V.R.Devika attended an online meeting of Vishaka Committee for redressal of sexual harassment at workplace for AG’s office Chennai as NGO representative.

Dr.V.R.Devika gave a presentation on appreciating culture and ethos at Utsav festival of Harishree Vidyalaya on 12th December 2022.

Dr.V.R.Devika was the scholar, observer to give her comments after the performances of traditional performances at the Natyadarshan conference of Karthik Fine Arts at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan Mylapore Chennai on 17th and 18th of December 2022.

The Aseema Trust and Timeless Tales project for Mamallapuram information app is now complete and signages to use the app at the sites have been put up.

Book Launch – Received a very warm welcome in Pudukkottai for the Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy Launch.

Flag Hoisting – Invited to Accord School, Sri City for Flag hoisting, to plant a tree and also address teachers for a motivation session.

Welcome to the Aseema Trust

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.

Our Recent Activities

Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy

We are very excited to share the news that Managinng Trustee V.R.Devika authored book on Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy was received by Tiru M.K.Stalin, Chief Minister of…


Akkarai was a project after our own heart. Our close friend Sangeeta Isvaran of Katradi has been working with girls from the village communities in.

V.R.Devika’s blog..

2023 has begun very well for The Aseema Trust.......

Aug 15 – Flag Hoisting

Every August, founder Dr.V.R.Devika gets invited to be the chief guest at a flag hoisting. On 15th August 2022, she was at Accord School, Sri…


Our sister organisation Rukminidevi Natyakshetra celebrated 25 years of existence. They performed music in vocal, instrumental and in Bharathanatyam, to the compositions of Oothukkaddu Venkatakavi.

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