After looking through the existing forms of South Asian organizations present in the Yorkshire region, the realization of the lack of exploitation of the vibrancy in the Indian culture dawned and that is when I decided to set up Manasamitra, an arts based non profit organisation. Through Manasamitra, my initiative is to let upcoming / fresh talent, from UK and India, create a variety of experiences. The main aim of Manasamitra was to be diverse, vibrant and more than just a job.
I believe that music has no boundaries and I effortlessly carry Eastern music into the Western and compose and prepare children to play/ sing set pieces of music.
I work with children in a way that would foster their sense of self worth and encourage them to bring out latent creativity and imagination. Such partnership working in my experience, has always produced incredible learning, brought out hidden talent and created aspirations in the children.
I have conducted various workshops in schools and in the community working with the children to inspire them to create music and understand music. I passionately believe that musical education can fuel the imagination of children, making learning of subjects like mathematics and science easier. My recent workshops have been about working with simple music and dance moves with the youngest children.
I believe access to life-changing arts experiences should not be limited to a child’s economic and social circumstances, therefore making it accessible to as many children as possible.
In my role as artistic director, I not only work with children but also with staff members towards their training and professional growth. Overall, I enjoy working and exploring creative ideas and am committed to the cause of providing the most imaginative learning environment to children and young people.