Vijayadashami Celebrations for the Museum Academy students / by Aditi Nayar

Lighting the lamp with Shri K Rajesh, our Carnatic music teacher

Lighting the lamp with Shri K Rajesh, our Carnatic music teacher

Ever since the Music, Art and Dance Academies were started in 2013, we have had an enthusiastic bunch of parents bring their children to the museum on weekends for their classes. Now in it’s 5th year, the Museum Music and Art Academy has grown to .

The Sandhya Nritya Natak Dance School has

It is every parent’s dream to see their child perform on stage, master a skill and hone it to perfection.

In South India, the Hindu goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, learning, music and arts, is worshipped, along with one’s instruments. During the festival, people maintain, clean and worship their instruments, tools of work and implements that support their livelihood. It is considered an auspicious time for children to embark on learning.

This year we celebrated Vijayadashami at the Museum with the lighting of the lamp by the students, beautiful solo and group performances by our existing students followed by prasadam. We also had time for a quick first class by each teacher.