Commonwealth Games mascot Shera will make an appearance in Season 5 of ‘Galli Galli Sim Sim'
Whoever thought learning is boring has obviously not seen “Galli Galli Sim Sim”, the children's show which epitomises the philosophy of ‘fun as you learn'. And now, with the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 all set to be held in Delhi, the sets of “Galli Galli Sim Sim” were visited by a very special guest — the Games' mascot ‘Shera'. Together with the Muppets — Chamki, Googly, Boombah and their friends — Shera not only created an atmosphere of fun and laughter on the sets, but also taught the Gallizens a valuable lesson — the importance of health and fitness.
The show, a flagship project of Sesame Workshop India, is the country's first educational programme for pre-school children.
The Gallizens were also joined by children from Pratham, a non-profit organisation that partners with the Galli Galli Sim Sim outreach programme. Promoting the idea of ‘Keeping Fit the Fun Way', the fit and energetic Shera taught the children how to stay healthy by playing, exercising and eating right. “We had a lot of fun with Shera. He made us jump and dance and play lots of games,” said Deepanshu from Pratham.
The special episode is also an initiative to channelise the excitement and extend the values of the Games to children across the country.
The episode will unveil Season 5 of “Galli Galli Sim Sim” in September 2010 and will be broadcast on Doordarshan, Cartoon Network and POGO.