Braving social stigma Mansiya became dancer; now performs in Kerala assembly too
Kottakkal: Dancer Mansiya V. P. who was active in art festivals during her school and college days has got an opportunity to perform in the assembly also.
Mansiya and her team performed the Bharatanatyam act ‘Madhavam’ as part of the event Diamond Jubilee Festival of Democracy held in the Kerala assembly.
Mansiya received an honour from minister Mercykutty Amma after the performance. The event was chaired by Speaker Sreeramakrishnan.
Mansiya had to face a lot of obstacles to become a dancer. She is the first rank holder in MA Bharatanatyam from Madras University from Muslim community.
Presently, Mansiya is pursuing PhD under Dr. Rajashree Warrier. She also runs a dance school ‘Agneya’ at Valluvambram in Malappuram.