At an awards
ceremony organized at Rajghat in New Delhi on Wednesday 26 November, iCONGO,
a conglomerate of over 2000 affiliated NGOS in India, honoured change makers
in several fields. Among the Karamveer Awards for Artists4Change
were film actress Kaajol and classical dancer Geeta Chandran.
representative of the UK-based Loomba Trust, uses her position as an actress
to raise funds for educating poor children and financing welfare schemes
for poor widows.
Geeta with her award
Kaajol and Geeta
dancer Geeta Chandran is celebrated for several creative and social initiatives
which parallel her work in pristine classical dance
societal engagements include artistic performances in the fields of gender
issues (equality, feticide, marriage), peace (women and war, building societal
bridges), fighting communalism, highlighting issues of drugs and human
trafficking, raising environment awareness and using dance as a tool to
understand managing change!