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Well known Odissi dancer is on a mission to teach the blind

October 8, 2017

Purnashree Raut is a well known Odissi dancer whose aim is to promote this traditional dance form from Odisha and keep it alive. She is now working on a project in Braille to help the blind learn this unique dance form.

With the help of the Odisha government, Raut teaches dance to disabled children for free. She has started making some projects for blind students in Odisha in Braille so that they can also learn Odissi.

Raut has also started the International Odissi Dance festival at Raipur in Chhatisgarh. She now wants to set up a dance village in the state where all classical dance forms would be taught by professionals.

She has won many awards from the state and central governments, as well as in the United States.

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