In an effort to provide a platform for underprivileged children, Bhumi, one of India’s largest youth volunteer non-profit organisations organised Nakshatra on August 12th at the New Horizon Educational Institution, Marathalli.
“Over 520 kids from 15 orphanages exhibited their talents in over 17 events. The kids showed great enthusiasm and many promised to be back for the event next year with better performances,” said Dr Prahalathan KK, Founder Trustee, Bhumi.
Kids exhibited their talents in various competitions like Kannada Skit, Face Painting, Pot Painting, Rangoli, Fabric Art, Junk Art, Adaptunes, Solo Song, Kannada Elocution, English Elocution, Kannada Essay, Clay Modelling and Group Dance.
One of Bhumi’s important events, Nakshatra was held for the first time in Bangalore and the event in Chennai (previously called Siragugal), has witnessed 4 years of grand success. Speaking at the event, P Manivannan, ex IAS, Managing Director, BESCOM encouraged the volunteers to continue their work for society and become better citizens.
Former Cultural Minister Rani Satish and RJ Shraddha were the other guests.
“This is a very nice event, which we all enjoyed. We all had so much fun at Nakshatra that we are now eagerly waiting for Nakshatra next year,” said Mohana, 9th Std from Child Fund Association, winner of Kannada Skit.
Be it creativity in Junk Art or the innovation in Rangoli, the sheer number of participants in face painting or the eagerness in Clay Modelling, the kids were simply amazing. The clarity of thought of these talented kids was evident in the amount of intricate detail that went into their pot painting.
The literary section was not left far behind. Potpourri designed for the tiny tots had the most enthusiastic participation.
Elocution brought out some brilliant to-be speakers out. The kids had more fun at the Science Exhibition and the fun events held alongside the events!
“All in all it was a day to remember for the kids and volunteers alike. ‘Participation from almost 500 kids for the first time is very encouraging. The enthusiasm exhibited by the children has motivated us to make this a larger event next year onwards,” said Surendran, volunteer at Bhumi.