The month of August was enjoyed by the celebration of the Ganesh Puja. People with special needs came together in various ways, to sing, make clay ganeshas and praise the lord and also to celebrate the festival.
Prashanth, a young adult with Autism, who has been with RASA over 16 years has grown into a fine young man. Here in the photos you can see him write down complete sentences on the board.
He has come a long way from being very agitated and disturbed in class.
Please find below a video about Akshay. Akshay is a 18 year old Individual with Autism. He is very fond of music and has leaernt to identify ragas from the age of 4 onwards. He can now identify 130 ragas. A popular carnatic muscian Sowmya .S who is currently undergoing the Teachers Training program with Rasa was interacting with him during her visit to the
The Captain of every ship that sails ,guides and takes the ship along to shores and borders across, through many a storm and with a great vision in mind. Such a one is Dr.Ambika Kameshwar , the Founder Director of RASA. She received a well deserved award from the Satya Sai Institution from the Vice President of India . This Award has been received for excellence in the field of Music and Dance. These two are some of the modalities that are used at RASA for empowering people with special needs. Dr. Ambika has created an entire methodology based on the Indian Theatre Arts and its application.
There is a lot of team spirit and co operative work happening at the centres. a look at the photos gives us an idea of the Hurdle walk being practiced at the Mandavalli centre.
Rasa will report again with chirstmas celebrations and various other small ways in which we teach and inclucate lifeskills for people with special needs.
Naveen engrossed in making a colourful pompom
Colourful pom poms
Prashanth enjoying his writing
And we line up to play hurdle
Prabhakar playing hurdles
Dr Ambika Kameshwar receiving an award .
Write up in the Newspaper about the Award