Congratulations to Laveenia and thank you for allowing us to share in this day of yours where you took to the stage and dance your heart and soul for the audience and for the Gods. I have so much to say about your three hour performance but I was left breathless at anticipating each new twist, each turn of your form and the multitude of expressions you presented that left everyone in awe. If I had words to say I would comment that you showed great confidence on stage and there was never a moment that you looked in doubt of your own ability, which was honed in the countless hours of grueling practice and choreography. You also looked full of joy and pleasure at dancing, each step bringing about smiles and pleasure as if truly you are in communion with the deities. So I hope that you will be able to continue gracing the stage and let the audience enjoy the wonder that is Indian classical dance.