Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)
Udupi, Aug 19: A team of seven differently-abled members are all set to wear ‘Huli Vesha’ (tiger dress) and perform tiger dance during Krishna Janmastami.
Firstly, learning tiger dance is a very difficult task for any normal person. And when it comes to people who have 75% disability, it is even more complicated. But the seven people here are performing tiger dance for a good cause fighting against all odds. They are training under Anand Sherigar Nittur from the past 15 days.
Srinivas Poojary (50) a watchman by profession, tailor Prashanth Achary (35), Vijay Kumar (50), Krishna Poojary (45), student Ravi Shetty (30), Jagadeesh Bhat (37) and farmer Shekhar Marakala (45) are in the team. Dr Sonia, president of Peace Foundation Manipal, an NGO, has extended her support to the enthusiastic team to perform tiger dance during the occasion of Sri Krishnashtami in Udupi.
The team is expecting to collect more than Rs 1 lac from the devotees to Udupi. The amount collected will be handed over to needy people.
Tiger dance is a unique art of coastal Karnataka and is the cultural pride. Hence, when an artist dresses like a tiger, he perform with a special energy. A team of differently-abled had performed tiger dance in the past, but this year’s performance is for a good cause.
Peace Foundation is a non-profit organization established in the year 2017. Dr Sonia wants to be the voice of every woman whose voices are not heard. The foundation had served many needy people during the pandemic.
Jagadeesh Bhat is the secretary of the foundation and also one of the team members. He encourages the performers. Differently-abled people need some support to become independent. With the support available, the seven-member is all set to perform and enthrall the audience.