DAY 4 OF 15THANJALI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
Bhubaneswar, 17.11.2016 (Biswaranjan Mishra)- The fourth day of the 15th Anjali International Children’s Festival started with the Morning Prayer at 9.30 am along with the registrations for the Science Modelling Competition. The audience was addressed by Sangita Ghosh of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan,West Bengal, followed by the felicitation of seven teams from Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sundargarh, Rourkela, Hriharananda Balashram and Sambalpur. The felicitation was followed by cultural performances by Ganjam, Bhadrak, Khordha, Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj and Jharkhand. After this, the audience was enlightened about the importance of Eid, which was the theme festival for the fourth day of Camp Anjali, by Mufti Mohammad Jamal Qasmi (Imam- Railway Masjid, Mancheswar, Bhubaneswar). The morning program came to an end with the felicitation of guests and vote of thanks at 9:50 am. At 10:00 am, students from mainstream schools visited the camp along with their teachers. Five schools visited – Modern Public School (65) Mothers Public School (90) Kalinga KIIT Play School (17), Takshila School (60)and Government Girls High Schools, Unit 1 (231). An expert talk was given by Mr. J. Padmanav Rao, he spoke to children about the challenges of disability that divyang children face in growing up. He also spoke about inclusive education and inclusive development. Then the students were taken around the camp, visited various workshops, played different games, rode on camels, horses and interacted with Divyang children. At 10:30, the interactive workshops and Biscope- – the Children’s Film Festival was held. Biscope at Bhanja Kala Mandap saw Ollywood director Sushant Mani and Commodore Ajay Patnaik as the guests. Here, the film Jungle Book and two short films ‘Colours’ and ‘Oneness’ on disability were screened. Swayam Disability Arts Festival continued its second day in the camp. It was followed by the registrations for the classical dance competition at 1:30 pm. At 2:00 pm, classical dance competition took place where total twelve teams (Times Scholar Gurukul, DAV Unit – 8, Punjab (Hoshiyarpur), St. Xavier High School – Khandagiri, SAI International, DAV Pokhariput, Hariharananda Balashram, – Kendrapada, Manipur, Nepal, Mothers Public School, SSA Bhadrak, Tripura and Srilanka participated. The competition was judged by Saswat Joshi (choreographer), Ananya Mihir (Odissi dancer), Ramesh Jena (classical dancer) and Biswaroop Misra (classical dancer). And the winners were St. Xavier High School, Khandagiri (1st Prize), SAI International (2nd Prize), DAV Pokhiriput (3rd Prize) and two teams got special prize – Hariharananda Balashram, Kendrapada and Manipur. Simultaneously, the children were taken for a city tour covering Dhauli, Regional Museum of Natural History and BDA Park. The festival of the day- EID, the students of BMPS Takshila School performed Qawalli. The evening program was graced by Susrut Kar (associate vice-president of Birla Sunlife Insurance), Pratap Sarangi (political leader), Padmashri Prof. Dr. Priyambada Hejmadi Mohanty (former vice chancellor, Sambalpur University) and Dr. Sruti Mohapatra (chief executive, Swabhiman). Four states (Faridkot – Punjab, Purulia – West Bengal, Hamara Bachpan, Amritsar – Punjab) and one international team Srilanka were felicitated. Resource Persons from 6 workshops were also felicitated – Art Workshop (Nasim Azam), Do it Yourself Craft workshop (Seema Pradhan, Sanjay Kanhar and Abhinash Deuria), Theatre workshop (Siba Shankar Tripathy and Prashant Kumar Mohapatra), Cartooning (Kamlakanta Rath), Music (Prasant Kumar Jena) and Magic (Jiban Mishra). The event came to an end with cultural performances by teams – Hamara Bachpan, Srilanka, Gajapati, Dhenkanal, Anugul, Sundargarh, Nabrangpur, Punjab (sangarur and Gurdaspur) and a special performance by the disabled children from different slums of Bubaneswar and BBC School for Deaf.