Theatre of the Oppressed

theatre-on-ageism-in-an-apartment-complexThoughts, feelings and actions through theatre: this interesting concept has motivated students, elders, women and differently-abled to contact and connect with each other extensively.

There is real change in action at apartment complexes, institutes such as Saheli, ACTS Nirmala Vidhyalaya and Parikrma School. Issues as diverse as domestic violence, ageism and differently-abled children are discussed through collective action and exchange of thoughts and ideas. Sensitisation with Action becomes important. Every Spectator became a “Spectactor.”

The action has created big news. Read more about it in The Hindu and Deccan Herald here and here.

Fistful of grains

Bags bursting with rice and lentils and branded with SIB’s logo….these are distribusibang2ted by elite schools to needy children. It is a monthly enterprise that has been adopted as an ongoing project by the National Association.

SIB members distribute bags to schools, whose children fill them with grains, lentils and vegetables. They are then transported to underprivileged sections. It is a simple but worthy cause that helps in equal distribution of resources. Read more about it in Deccan Herald.

Run For Cancer

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A stream of almost 1,000 runners set fire to the dew-dipped parks of Cubbon Park on Sunday morning, November 6. Fresh-faced children, bright oldies, sari-clad women and jean-clad teenagers … they were all part of a fun run from Century Club.

Ashwini Nachappa, national sportswoman, was the first bright spark that flagged off the fiery, feisty morning at 7 a.m. The runners circled the park and returned to the starting point by afternoon. “That was a fantastic event. A super sprint,” cried a participant.

Indeed, it was a Biggie in every way, mobilising special partnership with Business Network International, and support from organisations such as Microlabs and Agadi Hospital. It was flagged off to support Karunashraya, a Cancer hospice. Read more about it in Deccan Herald.

Chief Guest Ashwini Nachappa: ashwini-nachappaIt has been my privilege and  honour to have received the Honorary Membership from Soroptimist International Bangalore. The phenomenal work all members of the SIB undertake is commendable and I am happy to be a part of this fraternity. Look forward to working together.

Karunashraya, the Cancer Hospice that was supported by SI through the Run For Cancer event: “The trouble that your team went to in creating a publicity video was indeed remarkable…The funds will be utilised to buy medicines for our patients, and only eternity will reveal how many suffering patients have been benefited from these medicines and supplies.”