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Melbourne: Northern Region Indian Senior’s Association of Victoria (NRISA) last week organised a get-together for seniors of Indian origin at a function in Preston Hall. The seniors belonged to different organizations spread around Victoria.
The program began with a multilingual prayer song organised by a seniors’ music group.
Addressing the impeccably dressed members who had come from every part of Melbourne, NRISA President Nalin Sharda welcomed the guests and called for promotion of a range of activities to facilitate mutual support and enhance cooperation.
Sharda also reiterated the programs that NRISA undertakes throughout the year and called for more participation of NRISA activities such the Namaste Program where members go and greet those suffering in hospital to wish them speedy recovery.
Presidents of the invited senior organizations also spoke on the occasion
One of the highlights of the function was also a dance presentation by visiting noted Kuchipudi dancer Madhurima Naarla who performed a solo and a dance duet with Kanaka Shiva, who is based in Melbourne. Together the two enthralled the elders with their graceful performance.
Madhurima, who started her Kuchupudi learnings from legendary Padmabhushan Dr Vempati Chinna Sathyam at the age of 12, has also conceptualized, choreographed and performed the opening event “Swagata Geetam” for the 2nd International Kuchipudi Dance Convention in Hyderabad.
Noted Bollywood actor Pallavi Sharda gave away a plaque of appreciation to the participants.
Apart from snacks, tea and coffee, a vegetarian lunch was also served.
The program concluded with a vote of thanks by NRISA Secretary Dr Santosh Kumar.
(TIW)