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.


Several years ago, I had read somewhere that in Jain literature there are 60 names for Ahimsa Devi. I got the names and requested Bombay Jayashri to sing them as a viruttam at home to teach the meanings with simple Abhinaya to Avvai Home girls in their NSS camp. She said why at home, I will go to a studio and record it. She also suggested Veena by Anantapadmanabhan and Tabla by Sai Shravanam and did not take any fee for herself or the studio of Sai Shravanam. I did voice over with English meaning. This we taught as a dance to Avvai Home girls in NSS camp at Kanathoor and they performed it at Avvai Home with Bombay Jayashri as the chief guest.

Premnath, director of Rukminidevi Natyakashetra, has now choregraphed Sixty names of Ahimsa Devi" with six of his students and has recorded a video of it.

For this Deepavali, we want to dedicate it to the girls and women of Avvai Home. The video was premiered at 5 pm on Deepavali day 14th November 2020 on the youtube channels of The Aseema Trust and Rukminidevi Natyakshetra. Please join in.

Finance manager Vasantha Parthasharathy joins me in wishing you a great Deepavali and relief from the Pandemic.

Warm Regards,
V.R.Devika
Managing Trustee,
The Aseema Trust.

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

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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