Varsha Naik launches ‘USA Dance Day’ along with Sandip Soparrkar promoting cause of acid attack….reports Asian Lite News
Varsha Naik of Navrang Dance Academy, New Jersey launched first ever ‘USA Dance Day’ creating a unique dance platform where dances from all over the world come together on one single platform promoting unity, Harmony and brotherhood between people. Varsha also joined hands with Bollywood celebrity choreographer Sandip Soparrkar’s National Award winning initiative ‘Dance for a Cause’, which took place at the J.P Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey.
The theme of the show was ‘Stop Acid Attack on Women’. The event started with Anthems of USA and India followed by the Ganesh Vandana (A prayer said before starting anything new and positive). USA Dance Day had around 15 performances where varied dance forms like -Ballet, Bollywood, Garbha, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam, Chinese, Hip-hop, contemporary, Pakistani, Jazz and many more were showcased.
The Chief Guest of the show was Ms. Monica Mahendra Singh, an acid attack survivor and a successful fashionista who stood against gender-based violence and discrimination.
Naik thanked the community at the press conference for the support and encouragement for the event. “The event is gaining a lot of momentum on social media already and we have participation entries from some well-known dance institutes and individuals too,” Naik said.
“Navrang Dance Academy promises to continue Dance for a Cause every year and we promise that each year we will try n bring to light various causes that are prevalent in the society,” she added.
Honourable Mayor of Edison Township, New Jersey, Mr Thomas Lankey honoured Sandip Soparrkar with a Proclamation for his contributions to the art of dance and humanitarian efforts on behalf of the less fortunate. A musical drama was performed by Sandip Soparrkar and Varsha Naik with a perfect message to create awareness on Acid Attack.
Special Guests like padmashree H.R.Shah(CEO TV Asia), Antonio N. Sabas – American Politician & Philanthropist, Megumi N. Sabas (Founding member of Freedom of Choice USA), Mr .Gulshan Chhabra ,Dr. Daniel Sussot (M.D., MPH, Specialist on General Preventive Medicine & Public Health), Prakash Patil (Mr India United Nations), Promila Suri from United Nations, Jyoti Singh from Atijeevan Foundation, Haleh Darabnia (a renowned social activist), Madhu Valli (Miss India Worldwide 2017) and many others spoke about the issues on acid Attack.
American Dance Studios, Sowparnika Dance Academy, Centre for Kuchipudi ,Berwinart. FalunDafa , Zumba dance fitness along with countries like India, China, Hong Kong, Pakistan, took part in International Dance Concert to create awareness on “Acid Attack.”