Friday 14 November 2014

Today we celebrated Children’s day at Vathsalya. The children waited for this great day with so much of anticipation. Their enthusiasm could be seen from the way they came dressed up in good clothes. Each one had a twinkle in his or her eye thinking about the events of the day. There was so much of excitement seen among the children. We felt it was just uncontainable.

The day began with getting them ready for the program. Our main artist was Narasamma was dressed in a beautiful sari. Narasappa, a 12 year who happens to be Narasamma’s cousin was dressed in a plain kurta and a Nehru jacket. I forgot to mention about Joyce who compered the program. She introduced the reason for celebrating Children’s day to the audience. All the little ones listened to her intently.

The program began with a duet on a folk song - Bhagyada Balegare by Narasamma and Narasappa. They both seem to have a natural gift of dance. This was followed by item numbers like Chhammak Chhallo done by the girls, Why this Kolavery by small boys and a Dhinkachikka dhinkachikka Bollywood dance by older boys. The atmosphere was filled with lot of energy and fun. The children just loved to express their passion for dance so freely.

We were entertained by a comedy skit by the children. Everybody enjoyed the humour.Little Lakshmi who is unable to see the world around her, but hear the rhythm and music around her danced her way much to the joy of the audience.

After the kids enjoyed their hit dance numbers, the teachers danced a Bollywood number for them. The kids joined the staff to dance. It was indeed a memorable day for both the teachers and the students. A special mention of Shyla and Anjan who worked hard with the children to prepare for the program.

Vathsalya Charitable Trust

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