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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dancer Geeta Chandran joins Shiv Nadar Schools Advisory Board


Iconic tech visionary Shiv Nadar of HCL has invited (Padma Shri) Geeta Chandran, a noted Bharatanatyam exponent and Founder-President of Natya Vriksha Dance Company, to be on the Advisory Board of his new venture Shiv Nadar Schools.

After foraying into higher education space, Shiv Nadar Foundation, which is committed to providing world-class education to deserving students and empowering them to make their mark in their chosen areas, is now aiming to setup 25 schools across the country by 2020. Geeta Chandran, an expert in cultural curriculum development from a practical point of view, will bring to the Board her ability of synthesizing systems from traditional knowledge learning into formal learning systems of modern education.

The dancer/choreographer is well known for efficiently injecting traditional Bharatanatyam with her personal contemporary vision of dance. On the Advisory Board, she will be joined by three other eminent persons: Educationists (Padmashri) Gowri Ishwaran and Prof. A.K. Sharma and institution builder Muthusamy Varadarajan (IAS-Retd.).