The Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch and Jyotsna Shourie Dance Company are coming together to host a fundraising event for cancer patients in need. The event, titled "Unmasked: When Ravana Walked the Earth," will take place on April 14, 2023, at the Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi.

The Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch, established in 1983, is a non-profit organization that provides cancer awareness, education, and screening facilities at low cost. The society also provides medical, financial, and emotional support to people living below the poverty line. The NGO runs various programs such as cancer awareness talks, community awareness projects, e-learning courses, faculty development programs, cancer screening centre, mobile cancer screening camps, and patient support programs. The society is committed to spreading cancer awareness and control measures across India.

Jyotsna Shourie Dance Company, founded and run by renowned Bharatanatyam exponent Jyotsna Shourie, is a classical dance company that brings a contemporary approach and vitality to the rich vocabulary of Bharatanatyam. They combine creative excellence and a global vision to their performances with the hope of widening the frontiers of classical dance. The company's performances have been showcased in several festivals and theatres in India and abroad.

The event "Unmasked: When Ravana Walked the Earth" is a unique fusion of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance, comedy, and theatre, mythology and fiction. The show takes us on a journey in Lanka through the eyes of some pivotal characters of the Ramayana. The old world meets the new, as two parallel narratives unravel and a fresh perspective on the nuances of good and evil emerge. The show is produced by Aneesha Grover, a Bharatanatyam dancer, writer, and producer, and written by an eclectic mix of writers from theatre, comedy, and television backgrounds.

The event aims to raise funds for cancer patients who cannot afford medical treatment. All proceeds from the event will go to the Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch. The event is open to all, and tickets can be purchased online or at the venue.

Speaking about the event, Jyotsna Shourie said, "As performers, we strive for innovative ideas that widen the frontiers of our classical arts while sustaining their core authenticity. We explore the tributaries that feed the river of tradition, for then our creativity is rejuvenated. Our aim with 'Unmasked' is to entertain and reflect on issues, and we are excited to collaborate with the Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch to raise funds for cancer patients in need."

The Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch Chairperson, Mrs. Jyotsna Govil, added, "We are delighted to partner with Jyotsna Shourie Dance Company for this event. Cancer is a deadly disease, and every year thousands of people in India are diagnosed with it. Our aim is to provide support and assistance to these patients, and we are grateful to Jyotsna Shourie Dance Company for supporting our cause. We encourage people to come forth and be part of this fund raising campaign by attending the event."

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