Rajini’s daughter Aishwarya performs Bharatnatyam at UN on Women’s Day

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Mar 2017 08:47:26

By Yoshita Singh,


Mar 9,


THE rhythm and music of Bharatnatyam reverberated at the UN headquarters as renowned Indian classical dancer Aishwaryaa R Dhanush performed here on the occasion of International Women’s Day, celebrating womanhood and underscoring the message of gender equality through her recital.

Aishwaryaa, who is a UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India, performed at the special Women’s Day event organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN on Wednesday evening.

The filmmaker-dancer enthralled the audience with her performance of the ‘Bho Sambho’, a vibrant opening sequence in honor of the Lord of the Dance ‘Nataraj’ or Lord Shiva. A beautiful rendition through Bharatanatyam of legendary Carnatic vocalist MS Subbulakshmi’s iconic song ‘Maithreem Bhajata’ brough the curtains down on the evening’s commemoration of the International Women’s Day.

The event was attended by top UN leaders and diplomats, including UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri said.

Addressing the audience, India’s Permanent Representative Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said the event aims to “showcase how modernity and tradition can work hand in hand to celebrate the contribution of women to our society.”