ANDHRA PRADESH

Children’s Theatre Festival begins with gusto

A boy in the attire of Lord Venkateswara watching a programme.V. RajuV_RAJU.

A boy in the attire of Lord Venkateswara watching a programme.V. RajuV_RAJU.  

The three-day Children’s Theatre Festival, organised by the State’s Education Department, kick-started at Montessori High School on Friday with over 300 students from 13 districts taking part to exhibit their extracurricular pursuits.

Director and Special Officer of Jawahar Bala Bhavan V.N. Mastanaiah said that Jawahar Bala Bhavan and Jawahar Bala Kendras functioned at the State and district-level to help students acquire finer qualities to enhance their personality.

“Schoolchildren in the age groups 5 to 16 years are imparted extra-curricular activities such as singing, playing instruments, tailoring, and yoga during the school hours,” he added.

He said the festival, which is conducted for the second time after the bifurcation, offered a platform youngsters to showcase their chosen pursuits and help them interact with fellow students. “They can also watch the performances of other schools from all over the State and assess their strengths and weaknesses.”

Mr. Mastanaiah said as girls outnumbered boys in the festival, the event was staged at Montessori High School, where the girls are offered accommodation.

He said the events would be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and that as many as 70 programmes were catalogued for the three days. “On the concluding day certificates and mementos will be given to the participants.”

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