Skills Development Centre was founded in 2002 by Mr. P. N. Baburajan, Mr. Karun Menon and Mr. Raghu Aravindakshan. Formally inaugurated on 20th Aug. 2002 at Mumtaza, Opposite Public Health Centre by Shri Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, versatile lyricist and film personality, we shifted to Al Hilal in 2006 and to the current location Salata Jadeed in May 2006.The Founder’s inspiration, hard work, dedication and organizational skills became the motivation for the current team members. Today, S D C has evolved in to a leading Art & Cultural Centre in Qatar.
S D C is one of the leading institutes in Qatar offering specialized in Indian classical dance, Classical music, fine arts, karate, yoga and personality development. It is also a centre of understanding, thought and action. The SDC is a secular institute promoting intellectual and cultural interaction amongst Qataris and expatriates of all other nationalities living in Qatar.
We aim to nurture talents of each of our students, enriching their performance skills, there by generating a wider understanding of the art forms. We also prepare advanced students for professional careers in their chosen art form. All students are provided with an opportunity to perform before an encouraging audience consisting of their parents, friends and well-wishers in annual events arranged at the centre every year. We also conduct stage programs for Qatar National day, Republic day, Vijayadashami and Navarathri Celebrations. Apart from these activities, we conduct drawing, quiz competition from the younger ones to the higher grade students.