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Brave Kids 2018
Group of Nine people (Six young cultural enthusiasts, an Artistic Instructor, a Group leader & a volunteer from Nanhi Dunya organization) represented India in Brave Kids Festival, Poland.
Nanhi Dunya 'The International Movement of Children & Their Friends” was founded in 1946 by Prof. Lekh Raj Ulfat. Nanhi Dunya Rangshala is part of Nanhi Dunya Movement. It’s a core activity in Nanhi Dunya where children are given opportunities to reveal latent talents. At Nanhi Dunya children’s talent are given utmost importance from the beginning which is then nurtured there and later it becomes their identity.
Ms. Ashu Satvika Goyal a social activist and an Artistic Instructor, addressed all the dignities gave us a small summarized speech about the programme. She said, that Brave kids is a Cultural Educational Program organised under the patronage of UNESCO and Polish Ministry of Culture and Heritage. Brave kids’ main aim is to unite children from all over the world in an atmosphere of friendship and respect for each other’s culture. They do so by welcoming children from all over the world with artistic experiences aimed to inspire them to imagine a better future for themselves and their communities and provide them with tools to help them realize their aspirations.
This year was the 10th edition of Brave Kids Program where they invited a group of Six children - Saksham- 10 years old, Rahul – 10 years old, Anchal – 13 years old, Saniya – 13 years old, Manish 13 years old and Khushi – 14 years old, Artistic instructor Ashu Satvika Goyal, Group leader Harshit Gupta & a volunteer Nitin from Nanhi Dunya to represent Indian Culture in the festival, which was held in Poland. There were 16 groups from 15 countries namely India, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Colombia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Syria, Belarus, Kenya, South Korea, Hong Kong, Ukraine, and Nicaragua who participated in the Brave Kids Traditional.
The performance “Tarang” presented by Nanhi Dunya children at Brave Kids 2019 consisted classical dance Kathak (with bol and dholak- Indian drums), original Sanskrit mantra, west Indian folk dances and songs, from the states of Punjab (Bhangra is a traditional harvest festival folk dance) Gujarat (Graba folk dance) Maharashtra (lavani folk dance) & Uttarakhand (Garhwali pastoral mountain folk dance).The performance included props like Bhangra scissors & Gatka and instruments Dholak & Lezim.
This year Brave kids Grand Finale performance was for 45 minutes which included dances, songs, music, instruments, circus and a theatre act which was performed in Theatre Polski, Wroclaw, Poland. On their return they were blessed by honourable vice president Shri Venkaiah Naidu and Home Affairs minister Shri Gangapuram Kishan Reddy.The Vice President of India, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu emphasized the importance of teaching India’s heritage, culture, and traditions to children. Observing that participating in events such as the Brave Kids International Festival would enable the youngsters to understand the importance of friendship and respect for each other’s culture, the Vice President expressed the hope that taking part in such events would contribute towards a peaceful and sustainable world. He said, “You are indeed the cultural ambassadors of India, I am impressed by performances comprising Bhangra Scissors, Dadiya, and Gatka by using instruments like the Dholak, Lazim and Ghugru. I am happy that organizations like Nanhi Dunya (The International Movement of Children & Their Friends) have been encouraging children to learn about the cultures of different nations by participating in such events. I am sure that taking part in such International festivals would enable the children from all over the world to understand the importance of friendship and respect for each other's cultures.
"A handmade book which consisted of 72 years of history of Nanhi Dunya and Brave Kids was presented by Ms. Ashu Satvika Goyal to the honourable Vice-president of India. A colourful collage of Brave Kids was also presented by Smt Kiran Ulfat Goyal (Chief Promoter of Nanhi Dunya).
The group was blessed by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, honourable Anil Baijal and his family at Raj Niwas. He said, “I am delighted to interact with the children from Nanhi Dunya at Raj Niwas today who participated in the Brave Kids Festival 2019 held in Poland. These children are true cultural ambassadors of India. My blessings and best wishes are with the children & Nanhi Dunya for doing such a commendable work”. The Governor was so humble and pleased with the kids which were a lifetime experience for the children.
Later our Cultural minister honourable Shri Prahlad Singh met children at his residence and witnessed the performance. He gave Gandhi Ji’s biography as a life lesson to the group with his blessings. He said, “Despite being so young, the students of Nanhi Dunya mesmerized everyone with their dance performance. It is my utmost wish that Nanhi Dunya which is working devotedly since last 72 years should become successful in its endeavours and spread joy and happiness. Art and artists are part of history. They make history and express culture”.
The Chief Promoter of Nanhi Dunya, Smt. Kiran Ulfat Goyal said, “Nanhi Dunya is committed to work in the field of Women and Child Welfare since last seventy-two years. It is a movement where children can transform their dreams into reality. These efforts of Nanhi Dunya are reflected through its participation in International cultural festivals”. Other dignitaries present with the group were, Mr Vijay Goyal, Mrs Shubhi, Mrs Yashoda Manral, Mr Rohit Shukla and Mr Amitoj Marwah (Members of Nanhi Dunya).
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