Renowned dancer and guru Chitra Visweswaran of Chennai is now the President of the Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India, ABHAI.
She will be heading the organisation for the next three years.
She took over from Padma Subrahmanyam on May 1 this year.
There is a new set of office bearers and a new committee with some old and new members. Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala is now the Secretary of ABHAI. Revathi Ramachandran and S. Janaki of Sruti magazine are the two Vice-Presidents.
Priya Dixit is treasurer and S. Shivakumar is the Jt. Secy.
ABHAI conducted three annual summer workshops in May under Chitra's presidentship -- workshops for senior dancers by Lakshmi Viswanathan and C.V. Chandrasekhar, and one for youngsters by Vasanthalakshmi & Narasimhachari.
Chitra plans to add an academic thrust to the activities in ABHAI.
ABHAI is entering its 25th year and it plans to have activities throughout the year, culminating in a grand silver jubilee celebration.
Chitra Visweswaran's contact numbers are 044-24992566 / 24991553