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.

The Aseema Trust is involved in applying for the UNESCO recognition for Bharathavizha festivals of northern Tamilnadu as world intangible heritage and organised the filming at Mamallapuram for documentation needed for the application dossier and have been meeting the officials of the art and culture department of Government of Tamilnadu through 2021.

Dr.V.R.Devika conducted a session on motivation for primary school teacherss of Avvai Home on 24th July 2021, gave a session of stories connected with art for Navadarshana on 19th June 2021, students of Bharathakalanjali on 4th and 5th June 2021, on motivation and the use of arts in education for teachers of Accord school on 12th May 2021. The Aseema Trust attended the online meeting of Niti Ayog for NGOs during the Pandemic on 26th April 2021. Dr.V.R.Devika 
 gave an online session on Nataraja and the Cosmos for senior citizen home Athashri on 17th April 2021.
Our sister organisation Rukminidevi Natyakshetra celebrated Kalasampada on 3rd April 2021 and a senior student programme on 21st March at Dakshinachitra. Dr.V.R.Devika gave a session for Navadarshana on 20th March 2021, talk on the book "Mira and the Mahatma" by Sudir Kakar at the Gandhi Study Center Chennai on 17th March 2021, was a panelist with Sheejit Krishna at a workshop on "Nataraja as Aadhaara - connecting iconograpy to ideation" on 6th and 7th March 2021, was filmed to be among the fifty inspiring women of the city book by Photograper Amar Ramesh on 26th February 2021, gave a talk on Rukminidevi Arundale for RLV Rasikagruha on 21st February 2021, gave a story session on Bharathanatyam for Dr.Sundanda Nair on 13th February 2021, attended a meeting for Vishaka committee of AG's office on 11th February 2021, did story telling on Gandhi with spinning and showing of videos with Vedanth Bharadwaj singing for village volunteers at State Institute for Rural Development on 27th January 2021, was guest of honour for Republic Day at Patashaala on 26th January 2021,was chief guest at SOS Children's village day on 25th January 2021,attended a meeting at department of Art and Culture govt of Tamilnadu on 22nd January 2021, 
attended a meeting as NGO representative for committee on sexual harrassment at workssplace at AG's office on 18th January 2021,
gave a talk for Navadarshanan on 16th January 2021,  on "Collective consciousness in ritualistic performances of Tamilnadu" for Tamilnadu Dr.J.Jayalalita music and fine arts university on 31st December 2020, 

Here is the link for the youtube page of Ahimsa Devi dance production.
Ahimsadevi : Her sixty names






Illustrated Talks on Mahatma Gandhi with demonstration of spinning on the Charkha, talks 

on Nataraja and the cosmos,

Traditional Performing Arts,

Collaborations with other organisations,

Showcasing of art forms