Jul 16, 2021

Life Skills Training - expansion

As India went  through the second wave of the pandemic and people started to quarantine in their homes to combat the spread of the virus, RASA used  Art as one way for everyone to keep their spirits positive and also cope with the difficulties and uncertainty of the situation.  RASA took the initiative to bring art directly to everyone's home.   

RASA's special individuals took up projects of creating awareness about Covid 19 amongst the general public. They have enacted how important it is to wear masks. They have talked about the importance of vaccinations. In different ways, they have expressed their solidarity towards each other, the community and the world at large, just by being the beautiful individuals they are.  RASA offers its prayers for every single being in this world to remain healthy and joyous forever.

RASA opened up  open the portals yet again, to let in scope for new energies to flow in and new sharing to take forth.  Admissions were open for online training sessions for young adults and adults with differing abilities for the coming academic year. Many new students from different parts of India enrolled for their Online training in Indian Theatre Arts for Life Skills and Holistic empowerment. 

RASA opened up the classes to different special schools across the city and offered training in Indian Theatre Arts through the virtual mode. 

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Jul 15, 2021

Life Skills Training - Virtual Mode

Life Skills Training

Through Indian Theatre Arts

 

The students were provided life skills training through the Indian theatre arts in the virtual mode. The students were taught a story on Hanuman, and given art work based on the theme of Hanuman. The students also learnt the art work for depicting the summer season and learnt about seasons. They also learnt the mythological story of Matsya Avataram, and learnt some slokas from Aditya Hridayam.

Additionally, the students enhanced their communication skills by learning some moral stories. Specifically, they learnt that helping each other gives happiness. They were encouraged to converse with each other through role play. Finally, they learnt a Bhajan, and a dance.

Meditation was introduced, and staying focused with eyes closed for 1 – 2 minutes enhanced their concentration and ability to focus on a given task.

On 29th April World Dance Day was celebrated virtually. On 5th June 2021, World Environment Day was Celebrated by our students depicting art work based on Save the Earth Theme.

On 21st June 2021, International Yoga Day was celebrated by doing a series of Chair Yoga poses.

Mar 18, 2021

Holistic Development through Art And Craft

RASA Christmas Art Session
RASA Christmas Art Session

Ramana Sunritya Aalaya (RASA)

A report for GlobalGiving- December 2020 - January 2021

By Dr Ambika Kameshwar

Regular online classes continued for our students. Though the lockdown rules were eased out, we decided to continue the online mode of teaching till this academic year ends. We had classes on all the tools of Indian theatre.

Christmas Celebrations

Additionally, we had a small Christmas sharing about the story of Jesus Christ and stories on Santa Claus. Students loved to paint Christmas trees and bells.

Pongal Celebrations

Pongal is an Indian harvest festival. It is an important festival celebrated in south of India where RASA is based.  RASA organized online session for drawing and painting. Students enthusiastically draw and painted art works based on Pongal theme. The pictures depict the mud pot filled with rice, lentils, ghee and jaggery cooked on wood fire typically outdoors in the farms. It represents the abundance in the crop.

Republic Day

In January 2021, regular classes were held through online mode, and stories based on Indian heroes were discussed as a part of Republic Day. Students Drew and painted patriotic themes and understood the importance of Republic day through art.

RASA Aadharan- Bangalore

Virtual classes continued at RASA Aadharan. Stories, songs, dances and role play was taught through interactive sessions. Additionally, Students were taught stories based on Bhagavat Gita. They presented their stories through online sessions which later were shared on RASA Adharan Facebook page and wider audience enjoyed the stories told by students

RASA Online Session 1
RASA Online Session 1
RASA Online Session 2
RASA Online Session 2
RASA Pongal Art Session
RASA Pongal Art Session
RASA Republic Day Art Session
RASA Republic Day Art Session
RASA Art And Craft Online Session
RASA Art And Craft Online Session
 
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