Saylee Nandkishor Agavane

Saylee was diagnosed with mild mental retardation from birth but completed her studies till Std 3 in a normal school. She started learning Kathak at the age of nine and later joined Shiamak Davar's Institute in 2007 and trained in western dance styles. She has performed in various dance competitions winning medals – a bronze medal in Bangkok (2010), 3rd prize in Odisha (2011) and a bronze in Malaysia-Singapore (2014) – and featured in dance reality shows on various TV channels. She trains the physically and mentally challenged students in dance at four different schools and at home. She has received the National Award (2012), SPANDAN-National Trust Award (2012) and Dr Batra's Award (2013).

VIJAYA GHOSE
EDITOR
Venkatesh Kini
PRESIDENT
COCA-COLA INDIA &
SOUTH WEST ASIA