Ms. Leela Samson, the legendary Bharatnatyam Dancer visits NU
January 31st witnessed the arrival of the legendary Bharatnatyam Dancer, and the Chairperson of Film Certification Board of India and Sangeet Natak Akademi, Ms. Leela Samson. NU was privileged to have her on Campus and work with her on the idea of Artist in Residence program, NU’s initiative in helping its students develop the aesthetic and humane side.
In her 2 days stay in NIIT University, Ms. Samson enthralled the staff and students with her performance and also spoke on the importance of arts, necessity of Censorship and many issues which stimulated the young minds into thinking and re-framing their concepts of aesthetic sense and importance of media control.
On 1st February we were joined by Dr. Arshiya Sethi, Ex-Creative Head, Programmes, India Habitat Centre, who was also here in connection with the Artist In Residence concept, wherein she also contributed to the development of the Artist in Residence concept, and agreed to facilitate the project further.