Welcome to the Aseema Trust

The Aseema Trust was founded to build bridges between traditional performing arts and education and Mahatma Gandhi and his ideas of truth and non violence inside and outside schools for young and old. Founded by V.R.Devika in 1998, it is managed by Coordinator and finance manager Vasantha Parthasharathy and a large team of resource persons.

The Aseema Trust is nurtured by the partnerships it has built with NGOs and other organizations over the years nationally and internationally.

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V.R.Devika and Premnath visited Pathashaala, KFI, Vallipuram for workshops in art for the school and villages around on 18th June 2016.  V.R.Devika spoke at the vidyarambham of Rukminidevi Natyakshetra on 12th June 2016, was a panelist on art journies at Apparao Galleries on 6th June 2016, gave a presentation on Nataraja and spinning on 5th June 2016, attended philosophy congress meeting on 28th May 2016, had meeting with kindergarten teachers of P.S.Senior Secondary school on 9th May 2016, Our sister organisation Rukminidevi Natyakshetra celebrated annual Kalasampada art festival on 22nd and 24th April 2016, V.R.Devika and Vasantha Parthasharathy attended a meeting at Vidyapeetam school on 20th April 2016, was in the interview panel at Kalakshetra on 18th April 2016, gave a presentation on Nataraja on 17th April 2016, had meeting at the department of philosophy at the university of Madras on 11th and 13th April 2016, had a meeting for Rukminidevi Natyakshetra and attended a women's day meeting on 1st April 2016,attended a meet on creative writing on 23rd March 2016, had a meeting on theater for transformation on 20th March 2016,  gave a presentation on Nataraja for Banyan on 8th March 2016, was a story teller at Prakriti Foundation's Festival of Sacred Music at Tiruvaiyaru February 26,27 and 28, 2016. The Aseema Trust facilitated the visit of Avvai Home NSS leadership camp participants to Dakshinachitra heritage centre on 17th February 2016. Siddharth Chandrasekhar gave a workshop on spinning and on confidence building for girls of Avvai Home leadership programme on 16th February 2016, V.R.Devika was a panelist for Therukoothu at the Utsav performing arts festival at Dakshinachitra on 15th February 2016, gave an illustrated talk on "Nataraja and the cosmos" for Quo Vadis on 12th February 2016 and for Sunaada on 10th February 2016
Mutthamizh Mugham
Conceived and conducted by The Aseema Trust and sponsored by Tamilnadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram, included a performance of Kuravanji in Kattaikuttu by Sri Krishna Kattaikuttu Kuzhu at SOS Children's Village on 6th February 2016 and at Patashaala, Vallipuram, Thirukkalukunram on 3rd February 2016 on 26th January at Girls Higher secondary school, Kathivakkam. Talk by Prof Raghuraman on values in Thirukkural at Kottur High School on 2nd February 2016, on the beauty of Tamil language at Besant Arundale school, Kalakshetra on 1st February 2016 and Gandhi Vandhaar Villuppaattu by Kalaimamani Subbu Arumugham and family at Vidyodaya School, a video projection on Mahatma Gandhi,illustrated talk on Mutthamizh by R.Gopu and performance of excerpts from Andal Charithram Bharathanatyam dance drama by Rukminidevi Natyakshetra at Meenakshi Matriculation School on 30th January 2016.
V.R.Devika gave a presentation on Therukoothu for Sunaada on 24th January 2016, on Nataraja and the cosmos for Peirce and Leslie guests on 15th January 2016, did a story session on Pongal at Indus school on 13 January 2016, gave a presentation on Nataraja and the cosmos for Peirce and Leslie guests on 11th January 2016, was a resource person in the workshop on "Safe Childhood Project" of Ashraya at Police Training College, Chennai on 8th January 2016.

The Aseema Trust participated in The Kuala Lumpur International Dance Festival 2015 organized by Ramli Ibrahim's Sutra with contemporary traditional ensemble "Siriyamma Siri" and Contemporary exploraton "ULVILI". Anita Ratnam did a review in Narthaki.