Dance drama shows 'Unity in diversity'
Dance drama shows ‘Unity in diversity’


CHICAGO, IL -- International Ramayana Institute of North America (IRINA), in cooperation with the leading Indian, Indonesian and Thai Dance Drama Academies organized Ramayana Dance Drama at the Rosary High School auditorium in Aurora, Illinois on December 2.

This dance drama was attended by more than 350 persons from various communities that was coordinated by several community leaders-led by Nand Parkash Garg (president), Dr. Subhash Pandey (past present & Trustees), and Rashmi Gandhi (cultural committee, Chair) from American Indian community, Chantimar Sriaroon (past president & turstees) and Benjamas Pongched (founding president & trustees) from American Thai community, and I Nyoman Mahartayasa from American Indonesian community.

The program was opened with lamp lighting ceremony by chief guests Neeta Bhushan, consul general of India and Rosmalawati Chalid, consul general of Indonesia in Chicago.

Several leading dance directors from India, Indonesia and Thailand communities actively participated and dance drama starting from birth of Rama to Killing of Ravana by Rama was presented by talented dance performers from these communities.

On behalf of IRINA, Dr. Subhash Pandey presented a formal vote of thanks to all performers, dance directors, choreographers, sponsors and volunteers for their hard work and support for the 12th Ramayana Dance Drama.


In addition, dance directors and choreographers were recognized and given a flower bouquet as a token of appreciation that was presented by the Consul General of Indonesia Ms. Chalid and Mr. OP Meena, Consul from India consulate General, Chicago. Dr. Pandey also thanked master of ceremonies for job well done. He also thanked hard work of Mrs. Rashmi Gandhi as a chair and Mrs. Chantimar Sriaroon and Mr. I Nyoman Mahartayasa as a member of the cultural committee of IRINA in putting together this program. He also expressed his special thanks to Indian media and Sister Geraldine, Rosary high school for her support and help in the program. He recognized and thanks to Mr. Fajar Yusuf, consul, Indonesian consulate general and Mr. OP Meena, consul, Indian consulate general for attending the program. Dr. Pandey also appreciated the hard work of immediate past president Ms. Dina Lohman and a plaque was presented to recognize her contributions to the IRINA by the chief guests- Ms. Bhushan and Ms. Chalid.

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Update: 23-December-2017



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