CHENNAI: Three children from Kudankulam have been selected to participate in ‘Nuclear Kids’, an international music programme in Hungary organised by Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation. The premiere of the musical would be held on August 4 in the city of Szekszárd (Hungary). Then, the guest performances will be in Moscow and other Russian cities.
Rajesh Viswa Sudhan, Pavithra Anup and Nishchita Bandekar studying at Atomic Energy Central School, Kudankulam, are among the 79 kids chosen from different countries of the world to be part of the musical extravaganza, an International Children’s Creativity Project. The rehearsal for the musical has already started for these children from Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
This year, the musical is titled “The Lomonosov’s Scroll” and will be staged by famous musicians and musical directors from Russia. A movie will also be shot on the basis of the performance and the shooting will take place in Hungary, Yekaterinburg and Moscow.
“The children from India and Bangladesh are natural at singing and dancing. Every year, we receive a lot of feedback from the organizers which admire the creativity of our children from South Asia,” said Andrey Shevlyakov, CEO of Rosatom South Asia.
“The aim of the project is to strengthen the friendly relationships between children of employees of the nuclear industry from all around the world, encourage their creativity, and provide a platform to get exposed to knowledge on the variety of cultures,” said Andrey Lebedev, Vice President for projects in South Asia of ASE Group of Companies (an engineering division of Rosatom). The musical would be a tribute to Mikhail Lomonosov, a prominent Russian scientist of the 18th century. He influenced the formation of the modern Russian literary language and established the first Russian university, later named after him.