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1st July, 2009
V.R.Devika gave a workshop on story telling and Gandhi as a message bearer to a group of project group leaders of Tata Consultancy Services at their Chennai Thoraipakkam facility.
27th June, 2009
Mr.William Cullinan of dialogue institute from Temple University, USA, visited the Aseema Trust and was appraised of the projects, spin a yarn and traditional performing arts in education.
26th June, 2009
V.R.Devika was a member of panel for discussion at the launch of Himani Dalmia's book "Life is Perfect" at Landmark book store, Chennai
19th June, 2009
V.R.Devika took part in the launch of book by Rahul Mehrothra and talk on Art Deco in Mumbai organised by Prakriti Foundation and the Madras Book Club.
16 -19th June, 2009
An inhouse workshop was conducted for The Aseema trust and our partner organisation Nalamdana by Konda Reddy of World Education on programme planning and development.
12th June, 2009
The exhibition of Grafiti on Sari at Alliance Francaise will have performance of dance in the open air theatre by 86 children who will have grafiti done for themselves on themselves too.
9th June, 2009
Ms.Vishalam Ramanathan resigned as the trustee of The Aseema Trust as her sister Vasantha Parthasharathy is employed as finance manager and coordinator in The Aseema Trust. She will continue to be an adviser and well wisher of the Trust.

We welcome Mrs. Shantha Guhan as the new trustee of The Aseema Trust. We are very happy that a well known aesthete of the city has agreed to be a trustee of The Aseema Trust. She has always been a friend and well wisher of the Trust.
9th June, 2009
V.R.Devika conducted a workshop for forty kindergarten and primary teachers of P.S.Senior secondary School on Gandhi and effective communication through story telling.
4 - 6th June, 2009
V.R.Devika gave two lectures on folk performing arts with focus on Devarattam and Therukoothu for Hayagriva Study Circle.
2nd June, 2009
V.R.Devika conducted a workshop for teachers on Gandhi and education with Mr.Ramachandran who conducted a workshop on mathematics at Akshara Vidyashramam, Cuddalore.
4 - 23rd May, 2009
Summer workshop on arts and crafts at SOS Childrens' Village, Tambaram, Chennai.
4 - 9th May, 2009
Sensing Nature through art, design and film in association with Kalakshetra.
27 - 30th April, 2009
V.R.Devika directed a workshop of Tappattam drum dancing at Rangashankara, Bangalore with Govindarajan and Ramaiah of Tanjavur Reddypalayam as resource persons. She also taught spinning on the Charkha.
19th April, 2009
V.R.Devika chief guest at the annual day function of Rukminidevi Natyakshetra, Villivakkam.
9th April, 2009 V.R.Devika chief guest at the inauguration of creative expo 2009 of Akshara Vidyashramam, Cuddalore.
1 - 4th April, 2009
April 1st - 4th - Special spinning on the Charkha sessions for a group of specially interested ten students who stayed back to do this after their year end final examinations at Kumararani Meena Muthiah School Chennai. The children presented a garland made from the yarn spun to the school principal.
27th March 2009
The Aseema Trust had a lunch meeting with resource persons and partners of Sotuh India Girlchild initiative project which is ending its three year period.
23 - 25th March 2009
Prakriti Foundation's Gharana Music festival and photographs of vintage Vijayanagara exhibition.
23rd March 2009
V.R.Devika inaugurated a painting and sculpture show at Lalit Kala Academy by lighting the lamp.
24 - 25th March, 2009
The Aseema Trust organised a workshop of Graffiti for the students of Navbharath Matriculation school with the visiting artists of the hip hop group Slave farm from France in association with Alliance Francaise, Chennai. Children and the artists had a great time. V.R.Devika decided to have saris as canvas instead of walls. Thre will be a public exhibition in the first week of June in Chennai
18th March 2009
V.R.Devika gave an illustrated lecture and demonstration on space in traditional performing arts with Ashwini Kashi giving a short workshop in Therukoothu for the Natya performing arts department of MGR Janaki College.
March 15, 2009
V.R.Devika presented an illustrated, interactive session on Gandhi "Chai with Bapu" at Satyajit Studio.
March 14, 2009
V.R.Devika gave an illustrated presentation on innovative education through performing arts at the Reinventing Education meeting with education officer of Corpoation of Chennai organised by IBM and EzVidya.
March 11, 2009
V.R.Devika compered a performance by Soloists of Austrian Chamber orchestra to mark 60 years of Indo Austrian diplomatic relations organised by Austrian consulate and Indian Council for Cutlural relations.
March 7, 2009
V.R.Devika gave a tour of Dakshinachitra and introduced Poikkal Kudirai and Karagam to Dr.Rokus de Groot of The Netherlands.
March 5, 2009
V.R.Devika gave a talk and presentation of Therukoothu to the students of Semester at Sea at Dakshinachitra. She also gave a post dinner story telling session at Dakshinachitra for another group of students of the American floating university, Semester at Sea.
27- 28 Feb,
1st March 2009
Prakriti Foundation's Sacred Music Festival in Tiruvaiyaru
February 25, 2009
Martin Luther King III visited Chennai and addressed school students at Padma Sheshadri School. Aseema trust was requested to provide a Charkha as a gift for him from the school.
February 24, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home.
February 21, 2009
V.R.Devika at the Citizens' Run handing over of funds to selected NGOs at Karnaprayag.
February 19, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
February 17, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
February 17, 2009
V.R.Devika guest of honour at the 10th anniversery of Dharini society Cochin.
February 14, 2009
Performance of a play on saving energy and power for Siemens company annual meet with Nalamdana Taj fishermen's cove.
February 12, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
February 10, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
February 10, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home.
February 9, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home.
February 7, 2009
Facilitated Prakriti Foundation's sand sculpture contest at elliot's beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai.
February 5, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
February 3, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
February 3, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home.
February 2, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home.
February 1 - 5, 2009
V.R.Devika in story telling sessions at schools and NGOs working for special children for Prakriti Foundation's Tree of Life festival 2009 details at www.prakritifoundation.com
January 30, 2009
V.R.Devika Guest of honour at the Sarvodaya celebrations of Vidyodaya School, T.Nagar 8.30 am, of Womens' Voluntary Services of India at World University Services Centre, Egmore 11 am.
January 30, 2009
Sarvodaya Day with poster exhibition, spinning contest, quiz and welcoming cyclists of Gandhi Study Circle. 2 - 5 pm Asan Memorial School, Chennai.
January 29, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
January 27, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
January 26, 2009
V.R.Devika guest of honour at Republic Day function at Government School, Neelangarai.8.30 am.
January 24 and 25, 2009 (5 - 6 pm)
"Spin a Yarn..." with V.R.Devika and others of the Aseema trust at "Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival" at Nageswara Rao park, LUZ Church Road for anyone interested in the public to try their hands on the Charkha (spinning wheel) for peace.
January 22, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
January 21, 2009
V.R.Devika attended a meeting of Dalai Lama at Madras University.
January 20, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Navbharath Matriculation School.
January 20, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home
January 19, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home.
January 11, 2009
V.R.Devika guest of honour at Premnath's Rukminidevi natyakshetra that celebrated the valedictory of two weeks of customs in our tradition project with Pongal cooking and Kummi and Kolattam.
January 10, 2009
V.R.Devika guest of honour with Mrs.Amala Uday Shankar at K.J.Hospital's "Needy little hearts" project that has done free heart surgeries for 67 children. She interacted with the children with a story telling session.
January 10, 2009
V.R.Devika on "careers in the arts" at the career guidance seminar at P.S.Senior Secondary School, Mylapore, Chennai.
January 9, 2009
"Spin a Yarn - Self and Society", Teachers' workshop at Shri Shankara Vidyashramam, Thiruvanmiyur.
January 6, 2009
V.R.Devika attended a session on Gandhi and Education at the International Montessory conference, Kalakshetra.
January 6, 2009
South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home.
January 5 - 7, 2009
Visit of Konda Reddy of World Education, Boston to our office and a meeting at Nalamdana office.

January 5, 2009

South India Girlchild initiative project session at Avvai Home.