April 2024

6:00 PM IST

Room 314, Patrick French Black Box
School of Arts and Sciences
Central Campus
Ahmedabad University


My Journey Through Dance

A Public Lecture
Dr Sonal Mansingh | Padma Vibhushan Awardee, Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha | Speaker at Ahmedabad University

Dr Sonal Mansingh

Padma Vibhushan Awardee
Hon'ble Member of Parliament
Rajya Sabha

How does one come to any conclusion about one’s own life, how & which elements, circumstances shaped me. Do I recognise a pattern? How do I view past years from this vantage point? Interesting to address some significant happenings.

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Dr Sonal Mansingh

The iconic cultural personality of India & Member parliament (Rajya Sabha), Dr. SONAL MANSINGH has been unique among dancers who has mastered multiple Indian classical dance forms from different parts of India like Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Chhau. She is a great scholar and seasoned art administrator who has performed, given lectures and conducted workshops in 90 countries around the world.

As the Founder-President of Centre for Indian Classical Dances (1977) she has trained several talented performers who are carrying the message of Indian culture all over the world. She is the recipient of the high civilian honours of Padma Bhushan (1992) and Padma Vibhushan (2003) from the President of India. She has been honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna (Fellow of Sangeet Natak Akademi). She is also nominated as one Padma Vibhushan Awardee Hon'ble Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha of the NAVARATNAs for Swachh Bharat Mission by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. She has served as chairperson of National Sangeet Natak Akademi and serving 2nd term as Trustee of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.