Arunachal: Ragasudha Vinjamuri of SCCE visits OWA

I am touched with humanitarian services given to empower poor, unprivileged children and women by OWA– said SCCE founder Ragasudha Vinjamuri.


“I am touched with humanitarian services given to empower poor, unprivileged and down trodden sections of the society, including children and women through education by Oju Welfare Association (OWA),” said London-based Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence (SCCE) founder Ragasudha Vinjamuri aka Sudha, after visiting the voluntary organization here on Friday.

After an event to felicitate here that included heart touching songs showcasing natural beauty and rich cultures of Arunachal tribes to the postures of traditional dances by OWA inmates, Sudha exclaimed “I have no words to express”.

As no plant could grow without water and sunlight, the smiling faces of the kids proved the nourishment given to them by the OWA headed by chairperson Anya Ratan, she said.

The glimpse presented by the kids and women reflected the activities of the OWA the way a cook examines few rice grains to know of boiled or not,” Sudha said and announced to help the philanthropic organisation whatever way possible for continuing its noble mission. She also advised the students to study sincerity to rise to higher pedestal in life.

Earlier, Ratan highlighted various activities including schooling, craft training and bead making etc to victims of social oppression, suppression, sexually exploited victims and rescued child labourers for their rehabilitation. OWA founder, late Biny Yanga Maya, affectingly called ‘amma’ by the inmates was of the firm belief that quality education in a secured environment could help them to forget traumatized past life and begin a new life ahead. That is why the inmates are involved in various activities under expert care, she added.

Appreciating Sudha for promoting state’s cultural heritage in London and was in the state for further studies and collect traditional dresses and beads for future cultural events in UK, she said that this reflected Sudha’s love for Arunachal and its indigenous tribes even without knowing them personally. She assured all possible assistance for her London ventures.

When Ratan said that “Your visit would remain always be a memorable event for the inmates,” Sudha interrupted to says “I myself perform Bharatnatyam before the next visit”, to the thunderous applause of the gathering.

It may be mentioned here that she was she was shortlisted for prestigious Asian Women Achievers Award under Art and Culture category to be conferred with Natya Kala Sudha title in Chennai earlier this year and the first Indian artist to perform Bharatnatyam in House of Commons and House of Lords for more than 15 times to ink record not only in India but in UK too as her performance in British Parliament found her a place in Limca Book of Records.

Social activist Sen, escorting her, said that he has been associated with OWA since the time of its founder and was in the state to intensify Doyi-Polo movement.


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