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Today's message

Let My Country Awake

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world is not broken up into fragments by the narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arm towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit,
where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
- Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) .......


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Dr. P. Jayaraman

In the service of the Bhavan USA since its inception in 1981; scholar and teacher of Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil languages and their literature, Indian scriptures, such as Upanishad and Bhagavadgita and philosophy. Dr. Jayaraman who has numerous degrees/diploma including Ph.D., and D. Litt., has to his credit more than 16 published books on literature, philosophy and languages and has also received several awards including Sahitya Vachaspati ( Honorary Doctorate) (1994) from Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad and Sahitya Bhushan (1996) from Uttar Predesh Hindi Academy, Locknow.

Sanjukta Sen

Musicologist, singer and teacher of Hindustani Music. Learnt vocal music in the universities of Rajasthan and Delhi. A disciple of Jogmaya Banerjee (Kirana Gharana) and Padma Bhushan Smt Girija Devi (Benaras Gharana), she has been teaching music in Bhavan for last 15 years. She is also the owner of Mantra Music Inc which produces audio CDs/cassettes of top Indian artists.
Contact & website : Mantra Music


Exponent of Bharatanatyam; choreographer, dancer and teacher; trained under the late Rukmini Devi of Kalakshetra, Adyar, Madras, the foremost institution dedicated to the promotion and enrichment of Indian music, dance and other art forms of India. Performed extensively in India, South East Asia., Fiji, East European countries, Australia, USA etc. She has presented her students on the stage on many occasions.

Swati Vaishnav

Originally a Bharatanatyam artist who received her training from the well known artist Shyam Mithaiwala of Bombay; dedicated to performing and teaching folk dances of India; she has been teaching folk dances at the Bhavan for more than 13 years. Her students have won prizes in various folk dance competitions in New York, New Jersey and other cities as also in the competitions organized by FOGNA. She was responsible for production, coordination and presentation of the musical dance drama Sur Shyam Matwala on behalf of the Bhavan, USA. Website : www.nartanrang.com

Ambalika Mishra

Committed to the promotion of Indian Culture, history, etc. She is a reputed journalist and broadcaster.


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