Ma­gi­cians, jug­glers en­ter­tain un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

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.


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