Differently-abled kids shake a leg at Belapur
MUMBAI: Students of Swami Brahmanand Pratishthan (SBP), CBD Belapur, on Wednesday, celebrated Children’s Day by putting on their dancing shoes and displaying their talents in a dance competition.
The dance competition for the differently- abled children was org anised by Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the corporate social responsibility arm of Amway India. More than 30 children participated in the event that was held within the school premises.
“Our students are really hard working. I’m really pleased with the way they performed. They did not have enough time for rehearsals as the competition was organised at the lastminute,” said Sukanya Vankat Raman, principal of the school who helped organise the event.
The names of the teams were Jhankar group, Hulchul group, Bollywood Dhamaka and Crazy Kiya Re.
“The hard work and dedication put in by our children in the event was clearly visible from their performances. Music therapy works wonders for these children as they can connect with the notes and beats and make those rhythmic moves,” said Shirish Pujari, trustee, SBP.
The panel of judges included Rani Nambiar, a professional choreog rapher and a yoga instructor, and Mayulhii Mirkar, chief executive officer of the Indian Moder n Federation. “I’m very proud of the kids and their performances. The songs they chose to dance on also were really interesting. I reviewed these kids on the bases of costumes, confidence, dance steps and stage presence,” said Nambiar.
AOF also i naugurated a fully renovated and furnished class room for the students of the school.
More than 30 children took part in the competition.