16th Anjali Children’s Festival

16th Anjali Children’s Festival, of literary as well as creativity and performing arts for young audiences.

ANJALI EVENT (14th Nov to 18th Nov)

ANJALI FESTIVAL is not only energetic but also children friendly that all will enjoy their best. In addition, It has been educating, entertaining and inspiring young minds especially from across India since 2001. The most important thing is this festival occurs in the city of Bhubaneswar. Another key point is let your significant imagination and creative brilliance meet an explosion of color, adventure and fun on the positive side. Particularly,

You can enjoy a huge range of things such as; workshops, competitions, cultural programs and musical performances and exhibitions. At the same time, we strive to present work that excites and challenges children of all ages. The festival itself surprisingly prides itself on its boundless energy and enthusiasm, laughter and whimsy. Whereas, unending joy and fun are obvious. Neither the children nor the adults can ever forget it. ANJALI has reached from 77 children to 40,000 in a small time period of 15 years.

Henceforth, Our mission is to capture the imaginations, creative spirit and curiosity of children and youth.

BONDING

The aim is building up a bond between the abled and the disabled. At the same time and fostering national integration and love is their motto. The sixteenth edition of the Anjali national children’s festivals kicked off at the Adivasi Exhibition Ground in the city on Tuesday. State disability information and resource center organized the show. Governor Dr. S C Jamir. inaugurated SWABHIIMAN.

Children performed colorful rally ‘carnival of love’, in the inaugural ceremony on the main thoroughfares of the capital. Wide varieties of fancy attires and wearing masks and crowns on students make their beautiful presence. The cheerful children with painted faces put up a fascinating procession that was joined by social workers, artists and celebrities to encourage the children.

The theme of the event this year is ‘Superheroes’. As many as 7,000 children, 54 teams will participate in this. In total including three foreign teams from Australia, Nepal and Afghanistan have taken part in this grand event. The five-day festival will feature various workshops for the children along with cultural and infotainment events. During the festival, the seventh edition of Bioscope Children’s Film Festival will start. It is to be held from 15th to 18th November at Bhanja Kala Mandap where everyone can see four movies.

16th Anjali International Children’s Festival is not only building a bond between the abled and the disabled children but also it fosters national integration. As well as it spreads fellowship and friendly environment among children. In addition, the Anjali national children’s festivals kicked off at the Adivasi Exhibition Ground in the city on Tuesday. The State Disability Information and Resource Centre arranged this event in a great way.

Governor Dr. S C Jamir has inaugurated Swabhiman. Children performed expressly colorful rally ‘carnival of love’, on the main thoroughfares of the capital. Therefore, Wide variety of fancy attires and wearing masks and crowns suits lovely children immensely. The cheerful children with painted faces put up a fascinating procession uniquely. Surprisingly, social workers, artists, and celebrities joined to encourage the children.

ANJALI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S  FESTIVAL

‘Superheroes’ was the theme of the event. As many as 7,000 children, 54 teams in total including three foreign teams from Australia, Nepal, and Afghanistan has participated in this grand event. In the meantime, the five-day festival will feature various workshops for the children and cultural and infotainment events will attract spectators definitely. During the festival, Bioscope Children’s Film Festival will start from 15th to 18th November at Bhanja Kala Mandap where we can see four movies. The most memorable day for children is Anjali international festival and it really energizes students to showcase their extracurricular activities.

ANJALI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – 2017 – Governor S.C. Jamir inaugurated the 16th edition of Anjali International Children’s Festival on Wednesday evening. He lauded the efforts of the organizers for holding an international festival for children. Jamir said that  “Disabled children don’t need sympathy from anyone, What they need is the constant encouragement and opportunity to showcase their talents,” Guru Sonali Mohapatra from Nritya Upasana Pitha, presented an Oddisi dance at first. Musician Anurag Nanda mesmerized the audience with his flute performance.

ANJALI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

The highlight of the evening was the sand art by Sudarshan Patnaik. The release of the special cover by the department of post, India followed the event. The children’s festival will conclude on November 18. One of the major attractions of the event was Anjali event, Carnival of Love. Thousands of children paraded from the Master Canteen Square to Adivasi Ground. Bands led the parade from Sai International School and Mother’s Public School. The parade witnessed the blend of various cultures. Abhishek, an eight-year-old boy, was one of the youngest people who entertained the gathering of children and guests with his drumming skills. Abhishek has done more than 200 shows and even got selected for Britain’s Got Talent.

The children along with their mentors were enjoying the games and food. Overall they were enjoying the whole event. Specifically, the kids were posing for pictures with cardboard cut-outs of their favorite superheroes. As a result, “Our objective is to provide children a chance to enjoy themselves.”  – chief coordinator of the festival Sruti Mohapatra. Workshops on art, craft, dance and music, theater and magic, clowning and puppetry, storytelling and pantomime and philately and cartooning are the major attractions of the festival.

As a result,”Every child eagerly waits for the festival. With this in mind, the organizers want to make it more exciting for the disabled children. –  Partha Sarathi Jena, secretary of Odisha Roller Skate Association.

CONCLUSION 

In fact, Nepal and Kashmir children were dressed in their traditional attire, while others were dressed in the costumes of superheroes such as Superman, Batman and Spiderman, and Bahubali.

There was also a magic show on wheels by Sudhansu Das. Meenakshi Mishra too got the Anjali Award for Bravery-2017. As can be seen, the organizers came up with a unique theme “Superheroes” to create interest among children.