Magicians, jugglers entertain underprivileged children
KHARGHAR: Over 500 underprivileged children had a grand time participating in cultural events in a four-day community fair organised at Cidco ground in Kharghar.
Divya Nur Foundation (DNF) in association with ITM Business School, Kharghar, organised ‘CommUNITY Utsav’ earlier this week to bridge the gap between mainstream and neglected weaker sections of the community.
Prabhat Ranjan, the Navi Mumbai Commissioner of Police, said “It is important to encourage unity in diversity especially in our future generations.”
On the first two days, more than 50 cultural performances were presented by the children from non-governmental organisations such as Children of the World (India) Trust, Nerul, Girija Welfare Association, Kharghar, Naunihal, Kharghar and Vatsalaya, Sanpada.
The magician, jugglers, stilt walker and mascots were the main attractions of the fair for the children coming from various children’s home and slums of Navi Mumbai.
Dr Sarit Prava Das, associate dean of ITM, narrated anecdotes to the children to inspire their young minds.
DNF founder, Hamid Khan said, “Through this festival we wish to promote human values, cultural diversity and to support the children.”
Prashant Thakur, the MLA of Panvel taluka, distributed the prizes and certificates to the children who participated in events.
On the last day of the fair, a workshop was arranged on the subject “Nature and Spirituality”. In this workshop, renowned speakers Sunder Srinivasan, B Jagannadham, Ashlesha BJ, Tehsin Khan shared their wisdom with about 100 participants from diverse backgrounds.
Children from community homes participate in the fair at Cidco ground in Kharghar on Wednesday.