Scholarship Examination

Akanksha before entering the exam hall
Today Akanksha appeared for a National level junior dance scholarship examination organised by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training(CCRT). She was one among three dancers of Manipuri Dance stream but the lone candidate from her dance school. But there were hundreds of students from the Bharat Natyam stream.

She was under the guidance of Guru Kalavati Devi, Bimbabati Devi, Kunja Singh and Arpita Saha. They amidst their tight schedules managed to regularly train her. Apart of her regular classes Akanksha was provided innumerable extra classes by them. We are really thankful to her school, her dance teachers and the seniors who helped her in every step.

Her dance teachers Sri Kunja Singh and Arpita Saha who accompanied her to the examination hall said that she has given her best and that they are happy with her performance- both practical and oral. For me the teachers satisfaction was more then anything else. Now, its upto the judges and God. Also want to thank Akankksha for agreeing on taking all the trouble in between her studies to prepare for the same. Though it was always pushing her from behind but I think learning the art was up to her. Willingly or unwillingly she abide by what she was expected of by the teachers and we the parents. 

Since the parents are not allowed to enter inside the exam hall I could not get any photographs. Sharing a few I clicked with my cell phone before she entered the examination hall. 


Akanksha with her dance teacher Sri Kunja Singh

Akanksha with her dance teacher Arpita Saha who took the major initiative preparing her for the examination


With Anupama Devi, her senior who was there to put the tilak on Akanksha's forehead and sing for her..

Akanksha with one of her fellow Manipuri dance contastant

Half the battle over and waiting for the final result. Do not know what the result will be but it is for sure that facing such national level competition will certainly help otherwise introvert Akanksha to open up and boost her confidence. 

N.B: Since I was busy with Akanksha with her final rehearsals I was not able to visit any of my friends' blogs. Will certainly be regular now onwards.

Comments

  1. Good for Akanksha. I am sure she will win the national scholarship. Let us know when the results are in. Also, thanks for sharing these photos. Before reading this post, I was just looking at the photos only. I thought Arpita Saha is Akanksha's friend or classmate. To me, she looks so young to be a "teacher".

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    1. Thanks SG..will certainly let you know the result, either positive or negative..Yes, Arpita is her teacher and herself a very good dancer who dances not only in Indian but International platforms..

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  2. sometimes winning is not everything......but to be in the game......is winning. and Akanksha and her teachers have definitely won...... pushing their limit.......to their level best.......they have already won it........

    prakash

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    1. Thanks Prakash..you r right that 'sometimes winning is not everything'..I will be happy with whatever the outcome will be..

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  4. Am sure she will pass with flying or should I say dancing colours!!

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  5. Best wishes Akanksha... great going :)

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  6. She is such a beauty. You have every reason to be proud of all her accomplishments.

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    1. Thank you Kay for your lovely words..

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  7. I am sure she has done wonderful and the results will be in the little ones favour.. All the best to her.. God bless

    Bikram

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    1. Yes Bikram, after she came out and when I asked how was it she answered 'I tried to give my best and tried to remember everything you all wanted me to do, now its up to the judges'..Hoping for the best..

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  8. Fingers crossed for Akanksha. She looked so beautiful and I hope she did well. Can't wait to hear the result.

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    1. Yes Valerie, fingers are crossed hoping that she did well..will let you know once the result is out..heard that they take time to declare the results..

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  9. Participating at this level is a win in itself. And wishing her loads of luck! :)

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  10. Lovely photos! I wish her all the best! :)

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  13. beautiful photos, best wishes to all!!!

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  14. wonderful talent best wishes to Akanksha

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