We have witnessed how arts and culture are valued over the world and how they eventually make a significant contribution to a nation’s development. Numerous people are giving their all to keep the cultural heritage going.
In this regard, meet a Malaysian who has received a prestigious award for fostering and conserving arts and culture.
Recently, Dato Dr Kogilaah Ramasamy was conferred with the ‘Kalai Thilagam’ Award by the National Achievers Federation which was held at Hotel Green Palace, India on 31st July 2022.
This esteemed award was given to Dr Kogilaah also fondly known as Dr Nisha for her exceptional contribution, dedication and social service in fostering and preserving Arts and Culture.
Speaking to Varnam MY, the 47-year-old expressed her gratitude and vowed to continue contributing her heart and soul to Arts and Culture in Malaysia.
Further explaining her impending venture in this field, she said “I am inquisitive in India’s counter path to the development of the arts and culture at the same time that we are looking into including the arts and culture syllabus as a required course in their educational system.”
The triple doctorate holder disclosed that she has proposed to the Ministry of Education to imply Art and Culture in the forthcoming education syllabus in hope that this effort would be beneficial to students to learn about various cultures.
Moreover, she said that she will try her best to create awareness among every Malaysian about the importance of preserving our arts and culture and hopes to bring it to the eyes of the world.
According to Dr Nisha, she was the First Indian Woman to be appointed as a Selangor state chairman of the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Foundation (YARM).
In addition, Dr Nisha also holds a prestigious position as an International President of Arts and Culture in the Cholan Book of World Records.
“I’m always here to help and support everyone who would like to pursue their education in arts,” the Johorian wrapped.
One of her ventures in preserving the Arts and Culture is through ‘Natyanjali Arts Academy‘ which is running with the aim to educate the children on the importance of arts, especially in relation to traditional arts and musical instruments.
Preserving the arts and culture enables other individuals to experience them since the skills and knowledge are carried from one generation to the next. So let’s come together to ensure that the cycle continues.
A community’s identity is embodied in its arts and culture, which must be adequately preserved.
Congratulations, Dr Nisha! Keep up the good work of preserving the local arts and culture.