Every year Team Ranbhoomi runs a social campaign as a part of the fest and this year we have decided to champion the cause of Gender equality through our sports fest. We have launched several initiatives to spread awareness and break stereotypes and one such attempt is our Pre-fest Guest Talk Series – Aavahan.
Aavahan, as the word suggests, is a call. A call for equality, a call for awareness.
Ananda Shankar Jayant is an Indian classical dancer, choreographer, scholar and bureaucrat, known for her proficiency in the classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi.She is the first woman officer in the Indian Railway Traffic Service and her 2009 TED talk is ranked among the top twelve Incredible TED talks on cancer.She is a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Kalaimamani Award of the Government of Tamil Nadu and Kala Ratna Award of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for her contributions to arts.
Ranbhoomi is proud to host her for Aavahan, the talk series this January to get inspired