Restoration of Innocence Program featuring percussionist Tanmoy Bose with his band Taal Tantra, fashion designer Agnimitra Paul, traditional Chau dancer Madhumita Pal and painter Subroto Ghosh. 5 day percussion, fashion, dance and painting workshop for 25 girl survivors of human trafficking.The Grand Finale Jam Session was held at Salt Lake City Center in Kolkata, India where the girls performed drumming, dancing, painting and walking the runway with fashion show choreographer Pinky Kenworthy.
Expression Through Rhythm held at Swabhumi Cultural Centre in Kolkata, India in December 2009. The program was a 5 day percussion, painting and dance workshop with 20 participants. Tanmoy Bose, Kolkata Sanved and traditional Patuachitra artist Swarna Chitrakar instructed the survivors. The program culminated on Christmas Day in a "Grand Finale Jam Session" where the children performed with some of the most celebrated musicians and artists in Kolkata.
The Harrington Street Arts Centere hosted a panel discussion to decoded the term “celebrity activism” at an interactive session organised by the American Center on December 22nd in the fight against human trafficking.
This article marked the launch of the Restoration of Innocence Project with Tanmoy Bose in 2005. Aamar PC generously donated computers to Blossomy for the computer training program at the Sanlaap Shelter home. Tanmoy performed along with the Kolkata Sanved dancers at the Akar Prakar Gallery to an original composition to inaugurate the event.
60 participating survivors from 6 local NGOs from Kolkata! Blossomy partnered with Celebrations International, Kolkata Sanved and The American Center Kolkata to showcase the conclusion of our weeklong workshop in collaboration theater artist Usha Ganguli. The event was held at New Town City Centre in front of a large audience and was inaugerated by Jeffrey Reneau of the American Consulate who offered the support of the embassy and stressed the necessity of programs that counter the effects of human trafficking.
Blossomy’s story was featured in Bengal Post’s PostScript section.