Folk group dances were performed by the children of various schools and dance institutions at Gurajada Kalakshetram as part of the VUDA Children’s Day celebrations on Tuesday evening.

The presentation depicting the different rural and tribal traditions spread a festive mood at the venue. Children from Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and East Godavari districts took part in the competitions in juniors and seniors categories with 36 teams performing for about three hours.

Savara, Dhimsa, Sankranti, rural festive dances and tribal dances marked the programme. Meda Mastan Reddy, K.S. Prakash and V. Nirmala were the judges for the competitions.

Winter trekking

The Visakha Trekking and Sports Association is organising a winter trekking event, from Madhavadhara to Simhahchalam on November 17 for children in the 6-16 years age group. Trekking starts at 6 a.m. and ends around 9 a.m. There is no entry fee and certificates and gifts would be given to the participants. Breakfast will be provided. Interested can contact secretary of the association K. Tripura Sundara Rao (98854 56222 or 0891 2557326) for details and registration on or before Nov. 15.