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1. What are you doing to spread #Indic culture? (2 min #TweetThread)
2. Fascinating backstory to #BhaskarsArtsAcademy in #Singapore; an institution older than Singapore itself.
3. It was started by KP Bhaskar & his wife Santha Bhaskar in the 1950’s…
4.That’s them dancing together back in the 50’s. Imaging sharing your biggest passion with your spouse. 💕💕💕
5. Over 60 years on, they continue to teach and train kids in vocal, instrumental and dance forms. Cuteness overload!
6.Their performance this weekend had students aged 4 to 22. Some of their "students" are MUCH older.
7.For the Indian #diaspora, a fascinating way to reconnect their kids with India. Whether it is #bharatanatyam
8.… or #Kathak
9.Not just Indians, but bringing Indian arts to the world. Here is the #multicultural audience from their show in 1958…
10.…where they performed a fusion Indian-Chinese number. The first time #bharatanatyam was used in a Chinese show.
11.Their contribution to Indian culture is VERY well respected in Singapore. Here is the couple with the former President & his wife.
12.The Singapore government even issued a stamp in their honor.
13.Hopefully, the Indian government will also honour the contribution of such #NRI’s. I hope @narendramodi ji is listening. 😉
14.While KP Bhaskar ji has passed on, Santha ji continues to train and inspire till today (at the grand young age of ~80). Not just alone, but with her family…
15.… here are 3 generations of dance-teachers. Santha ji with her daughter and granddaughters who ALL teach.
16. Here is my friend Mohan, CEO of Bhaskar Academy; who humbly sits in the 3rd row. The first row always reserved for teachers/gurus and parents. Hats off! 👏
17.What he lacks in hair, he makes up with humility and wisdom 😉, bringing new-age practices to the academy.
18.Bhaskars: The passionate, dedicated family; fuelled by #StreeShakti that has been flying the flag for #Indic Culture in Singapore for 6 decades. It is literally their lives’ work.
19. Do me a favor pls. Next time a so-called “expert” gives you gyan, or invites you for a vanity-conference; ask him the fundamental question (that I started with)…
20. “Sir, What are you DOING to spread #Indic culture?”… coz you now know of someone that seriously DID.
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