British Citizen Award(BCA) is an award that not everyone gets. Only those whose contributions in Education, Healthcare, Volunteering, and Charitable giving, Industry and have changed the community around them for the greater good are the rightful recipients.
Ragasudha Vinjamuri, a classical dancer, hailing from the city, has been honored with the award for her contributions to Arts. With a total of 26 people who have been selected for this award throughout Britain, Miss Vinjamuri is the first woman from Telangana to receive this award.
The artist is an ace Bharatnatyam dancer and currently teaches at the University of Sunderland in London after moving to the city 12 years ago. While this is one of the highest honors for her work as a dancer, She has a unique record of performing one of India's most loved dance forms, Bharatnatyam, more than 15 times at the House of Commons and House of Commons Lords. In this place, the queen and some of the most elite in Britain and Europe gather together.
Miss Vinjamuri, who is now the recipient of this award, explained how she believes in dance to be more than just a movement of bodies and how one can express society and everything good and bad through it. The dancer presented this award at the House of Lords of British Parliament, followed by a Lap of Honor and Certificate Presentation. Actor and presenter Tim Vincent hosted this event. Every awardee's journey through their work and influence on society was shown before they were given the award.