Mumbai: Internationally acclaimed choreographer Sandip Soparrkar was recently honoured by the Government of Bhutan with official stamp issued for his initiative ‘Dance for a Cause’. A personalized postage stamp featuring Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar and Dance for a Cause logo was issued by the Government of Bhutan. In 2008 Sandip Soparrkar had launched his Initiative Dance for a Cause at the World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland with help of late Parmeshwar Godrej. This intiative is a way through which Sandip uses dance and drama as a medium to raise awareness about various social issues Prevalent in society.
Mr Karma Wangdi, Chief Executive Officer, Bhutan Postal Corporation Ltd said, “Dance for a Cause is a heartwarming initiative by Mr Sandip Soparrkar that has received international appreciation, be it United Nations or The government of India, all have praised the Worldwide social awareness work that Dance for a Cause has been doing. This stamp costing 30 Bhutanese Ngultrum issued by the Bhutan Postal corporation Ltd celebrates and recognises 10 years of Dance for a Cause.”
In the past decade Sandip Soparrkar and Team have raised awareness for issues such as animal rights, cancer awareness, aids, care for mentally challenged individuals, drugs awareness and more. Last year the Government of India honoured the initiative with the National Excellence Award too
Sandip Soparrkar Said, “There are so many big and small social issues in the world we live in. As a dancer I believe it is my responsibility to bring to light the problems that surround us because to me dance is not just a form of entertainment but also a form of education and it is the best way to make an impact and bring change and that is what exactly dance for a Cause does. It awakens souls of people making them more sensitive towards issues prevalent in the society. “
This is the first time ever that an official postage stamp has been issued in the name of any international style dancer by the government of Bhutan making India and the entire dance community proud of this very special achievement.