World Performing Art festival in Pakistan The silver jubilee of the International festival of Arts was celebrated in Pakistan, hosted at Lahore from November 13th to 23rd 2008. Many countries had participated & the festival showcased artists from various countries presenting music, dance, puppetry, theatre & films. Purva School of Bharatanatyam represented Classical Indian dance forms. It was indeed a hugh gathering & there were exchanges of creative ideas in true sense - 3rd visit by Purva School [2005, 2006 & 2008].

Purva School of Bharatanatyam's 7 member team of artists performed for 3 days in Lahore under the guidance & choreography of Guru Shri Sharad Pandya. Manasi Pandya had been invited to present Odissi solo presentations for 2 days of the 10 day festival.

Odissi & Bharatanatyam workshops were also conducted & the young boys & girls of Pakistan took part in the workshops. Click here to view photos
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23rd Konark Dance and Music Festival
February 19 - 21, 2008 Konark, Orissa

Padma Awards 2008
Press note released by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

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