Ragasudha Vinjamuri, a University-educator and classical dancer has been honoured with the prestigious British Citizen Award (BCAa) for her contributions to Performing Arts. The medal ceremony was conducted in the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, with Dame Mary Perkins (Founder, Specsavers), Wendy Pretten (MD, Places for People) and other key dignitaries in attendance. BCA is awarded each year as formal recognition for exceptional endeavours to those who have made a meaningful impact on society including Education, Healthcare, Volunteering and Arts. Twenty-six people have been selected from all over the UK for this round of awards 2021.
Hosted by renowned actor and presenter Tim Vincent, the medals of honour inscribed with the words “For the Good of the Country” were presented to each of the recipients while outlining their commitment and efforts. When asked about her inspiration, Ragasudha has acknowledged her Gurus and highlighted dance as a powerful tool in raising awareness on important social, cultural and environmental themes. Ragasudha has recently presented invocation classical dance before the Vice President of India honourable Venkiah Naidu at the virtual Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavaalu where 75 organisations from all over the globe came together.