New team of ABHAI

July 29, 2009 

The Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI) unanimously elected its new committee with Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam as President of ABHAI on 1st July 2009. 

The other new office bearers are: 
Vice Presidents - Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and Radhika Shurajit; 
Secretary - Priya Murle; 
Jt. Secretary - S Janaki, and 
Treasurer: KSR Anirudha.

The President presented a silk shawl to the past President, MV Narasimhachari and commended the work of the previous committee. She thanked everyone for the trust they have in her and said that her vision for ABHAI is to expand membership which has already crossed 1500 and also enlarge its activities. Membership will be extended to dancers of other Indian classical dance disciplines. She thanked Narada Gana Sabha for continuing their support to the Association by providing their space for ABHAI's activities. ABHAI hopes to strengthen the spirit of camaraderie and fraternity amongst the dancers and artistes. The Association will take up and try to solve certain issues common to the entire dance field. The committee has also plans to establish chapters of ABHAI in different parts of India and abroad, conduct academic and practical workshops, lectures, story telling sessions and meaningful interactions with scholars, critics and organisers.