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Dr. Leela Rao



Viji Shetty

Dr. Mrinalini C. Rao

Dr. Samyukta Koppula

AKKA WKC 2008 - Women's Forum

The Women’s Forum -2008 - Provides an opportunity for women of all ages and backgrounds to learn unique skills that will enhance and deepen their enjoyment of life !

Attend the Womens Forum !!!!

  • Understand the time tested traditions of Karnataka -
    Dussera ! A wonderful tradition ! Glean the deeper meaning invested in the yearly Festival of Dussera. How is it really practiced, what are its origins ? Learn how to dress and display the Dussera Dolls.
  • Learn the principles behind Contemporary Art - Artists of Karnataka
    how to select and invest in Art
    how to display and enjoy Modern Art
  • Everyone wants good health and beauty !!! -
    Learn the ancient techniques of healthful living from an expert !!.
  • Consider the challenges that we all face as immigrant women trying to develop and maintain a healthy family and career- hear from one of Chicago’s own-a Scholar and educator who has done it all !
  • Meet a renouned celebrity Women’s Activist and Minister from Karnataka
  • Learn the hottest trends in art from an expert , artist and educator
  • And last but not least at all – Let your hair down , tuck in your pallu and dance the hour away to rousing music from India !!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (To be finalized)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

  • 11:00 - 12:00 noon
    Trends in Contemporary Art of India – Mrs. Bhagya AjaiKumar
    Ms Bhagya Kumar will present a talk on Contemporary Artists from India particularly Karnataka and
    discuss buying and selling of Art , Investing in Art , some current Artists -their work, , how to pick Artwork for the home etc .
    Learn about the latest hot trends in Art.

  • 2:00 - 2:40 pm
    Secrets to Health and Beauty-Using Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science - Dr. Samyukta Koppula

  • 2:45 - 3:15 pm
    A Woman’s Job Is Never Done - balancing family and raising successful children in a cross
    cultural environment - Dr. Mrinalini Rao (UIC)

  • 3:20 - 4:00 pm
    Meet and Greet Celebrities Mrs .Leela Devi Prasad

Sunday, August 31, 2008

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    - Dussera Doll Decoration. A demonstration by Mrs. Anu Vishveshwar
    - Dancers: Lakshmi Shastri and Puja Singh
  • - Dussera Tradition.  A talk by Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Shetty

  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Dance off.  Audience participation in traditional and modern dances of India.
    Dancers names: Kirti Ranganath and Aditi Acharya

Leela Devi Prasad


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