The near full house audience at the PJ Civic Centre which usually houses the well heeled was today filled with people from different walks of life, of different creeds and age. They included Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, a supremo of classical dance in Malaysia, an elderly couple in their late 70s, Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan, two Catholic priests and MySkills students. MySkills Foundation opened the doors for a witnessing of the world’s pioneer dancers on wheels. It is not an exaggeration to say that the priviledged audience watched with abated breath and stunned attention to the star performers of the night i.e. the seven dancers, four of whom are wheel chair bound.
Miracle on Wheels from Bangalore, India, which has earned a title in the Guiness Book of Records, brought in by MySkills Foundation with the support of partners, mesmerised all present with their splendid, perfectly timed maneuvers. The Bagavat Gita, was brought to live through dance on wheel chairs, crutches and three other specially abled performers.If this was amazing, what does one say to watch the Bharathanatyam too and the Sufi dance. And not forgetting the solo performance of evergreen Tamil songs and a Rock and Roll number on the keyboard by versatile sight challenged Mr. Raguraman.
To do justice, one must witness the Miracle on Wheels performers to understand why one watches with abated breath. The man behind this miracle, Dr.Pasha couldn’t have said it better; it is not about disabilties but rather about abilities. Dr Pasha, the founder of Abilities Unlimited Foundtion (AUF) says transforming society is his moral responsibility. Spinning the wheel chairs at 150km is a feat only a few can do. The coordination and precision needed for the show including the lights, the music was just flawless.
While the stars of the night were the Miracle on Wheels Team, there were other young “stars”, i.e. MySkills students who entertained all. The video clip of ‘tears of joy’ brought home the message of Mr Pasupathy in his opening address. If not for MySkills Foundation, where and to what would the young students head to otherwise? MySkills Foundation fills a gap for students who do not meet the minimum requirements of many institutions in the country providing skills training. And it is beyond skills that these students need; a transformation of attitude. MySkills needs support, both financial and volunteerism. A philosophical fund raising effort such as that through Miracle on Wheels needs community support for MySkills to realise the RM20 Million world class campus at Kalumpang for a better life for disadvantaged Malaysian youth. You can add on to the RM10 Million given by the government and a pledge of RM2 Million by the public.
|Wednesday 22/11/2017||Nice Bannquet Hall, No 6, Jln BJ 1, Taman Belmas Johan, 48000, RAWANG, Selangor||8PM-10PM||Kumar:
|Friday 24/11/2017||Dewan Bukit Indah, Jln. Changkat Indah Utama, Taman Bukit Indah 2, 81200 JOHOR BARU||8pm-10pm||Muniamma-
|Saturday 25/11/2017||Dewan Auditorium DBKL Menara 1, Bangunan DBKL, Jln. Raja Laut, 50350 KUALA LUMPUR||8pm-10pm||Justina:
Vy: 012-906 3073
|Tuesday 28/11/2017||Midlands Convention Centre, Jln. Plumbum 7/100, Seksyen 7, 40000 SHAH ALAM Selangor||8pm- 10pm||Deva: