Dif­fer­ently-abled kids shake a leg at Be­la­pur

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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.

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