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Indian Cultural Centre Marks New School Year

The Indian High Commission yesterday celebrated its Indian Cultural Centre’s (ICC) Classes Inauguration ceremony in. The event was organised to promote and officially mark the start of the centre’s academic
22 Jan 2017 11:00
Indian Cultural Centre Marks New School Year
Students getting ready for Kathak performance. Photo: Shahani Mala.

The Indian High Commission yesterday celebrated its Indian Cultural Centre’s (ICC) Classes Inauguration ceremony in.

The event was organised to promote and officially mark the start of the centre’s academic year.

There are six academic faculties at the ICC – Carnatic Vocal, Kathak, Tabla and Harmonium, Hindi, Yoga and Bharatnatyam. During the event, each of the faculties showcased their respective genres.

Carnatic Vocal music teacher Kavitha Sudarshan said she had been teaching at the centre for the past eight years.

“I learned my Carnatic from my teachers in India and I’m still learning. Music does not have any boundary; so I’m still pursing and teaching students at ICC,” she said.

“I’m happy to be part of ICC and I love to teach students Carnatic Vocal Music.”

Ms Sudarshan said ICC was giving an opportunity for those who want to learn about Carnatic Vocal Music.

Viveka Nand, who has been teaching Harmonium, Vocals and Tabla since 2009, said he was proud to show students how to play the harmonium and tabla.

“It’s a better feeling when students show progress and do something in society,” he said.

Mr Nand said some of his students were already performing in their respective communities.

Hindi teacher Kiran Singh said she has taught in various secondary schools around the country for the past 27 years. She joined ICC last year.

“I’m happy to be part of ICC and it’s good to see how children are responding to what we teach them,” she said.

“We are blessed with today’s awareness programme as we are to show the public what ICC offers to their students.”

Kathak/ Choreographer teacher Shobna Chanel said she was a trained Kathak dancer. She was taught by teachers in India and it was made possible through ICC.

“I have been teaching at ICC since 2009 and I am very honoured to be part of ICC because this is where I learned Kathak dance and I am now giving back to the same organisation,” she said.

Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal wished the ICC teachers and students well as they embark on their academic year.

Edited Naisa Koroi

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