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Fun-filled weekend

Muddy tales: Creativity at its best. Photo: Special Arrangement

Muddy tales: Creativity at its best. Photo: Special Arrangement  

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Nakshatra saw over 500 children participate in various competitions.

“I will go better prepared and will participate in many other events as well,” said Prema, a student of Bharatiya Grameen Mahila Sangh School (BGMSS) and participant at Nakshatra, a cultural event organised for kids from orphanages by Bhumi, a youth volunteer non-profit organisation recently.

Enthusiasm

Though it was a big platform for these kids, it did not leave them overawed and they participated with great enthusiasm. They exhibited their talent in various competitions such as Kannada skit, face painting, pot painting, rangoli, fabric art, junk art, adaptunes, solo singing, Kannada and English elocution, and more.

Prema, who had participated in the Kannada skit and poetry writing, said, “As soon as we were informed about the event at school, I went through all my textbooks to get help with my writing. My other friends who participated in dance and singing also practised for the event.”

Many events

The creativity and imagination of the participants was evident in various events such as painting and rangoli and they displayed their oratory skills in elocution. Children had fun at the science exhibition. “We all had so much fun at this event that we are now eagerly waiting for the next event,” said Mohana, a student of Child Fund Association, and the winner of a Kannada skit.

Teachers too were appreciative of the effort of the volunteers. “They have inspired the children. Because of such programmes, children will feel that they too should work in such an organisation when they grow up,” said Srimathi Rao, a teacher at BGMSS. The response of the children has encouraged the organisers to plan a bigger event next year. Inaugurating the event, P Manivannan, managing director, BESCOM told the volunteers to continue to work towards the betterment of society and be role models for others. Over 500 children from 15 children’s homes participated in various competitions.

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