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Mega cultural event: National Balrang Festival from January 15 to 17

BHOPAL: Schoolchildren’s mega cultural event National Balrang Festival will be held under the joint aegis of Madhya Pradesh Government and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay from January 15 to 17. Children will perform various activities on the first day. All programmes will be held on the premises of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay, Bhopal.

National Balrang Festival is held annually to promote artistic talents of schoolchildren. Its main objective is to introduce children with various cultures, traditional lifestyles and cultural values and instill spirit of social harmony, human values and brotherhood by bringing children from various states and regions on one platform.

Various state-level competitions will be held at the festival on the first day January 15 from 10 am. Patriotic song competition will be held at Marugaon Chhatri in the museum while competitions of essay, self-composed poems, ghazal, recitation of poems and folk songs will be held in the open air. Competitions for light music, classical dances and folk dances will be held in Avriti Gallery.

Sanskrit dance-drama, quiz forum, Ved Path, speech and essay competitions will be held at Naal Kett. At Arapura, ghazal, qawwali, essay, bahas-mubahasa and quiz forum will be held for Madarsa children and competitions for disabled children will be held at Dussehra Rath. Yoga competitions in asanas, pranayam and Surya Namaskar will be held at mini open-air theatre. School Education Minister Paras Jain will also be present on the occasion.

On the second day January 16, Governor Ram Naresh Yadav will inaugurate children’s cultural festival. The programme will be presided over by School Education Minister Paras Jain. Tribal Welfare Minister Gyan Singh and Minister of State for School Education Deepak Joshi will also be present.

Conclusion and prize distribution will be held on January 17 at 2 pm. National folk dance competition will be held in the open-air on January 16 from 12 noon. Similarly, exhibition “Bharatiya Sanskriti Ke Rang, Balrang Ke Sang” will be held from 10 am on January 16-17.