National Balrang Mahotsav from December 18

Children from 25 states to participate

Bhopal, December 18, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):   School children’s mega cultural event National Balrang Festival will be held under the joint aegis of School Education Department and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay on December 18, 19 and 20, 2015. This was informed by Commissioner Public Instructions Mr. D.D. Agrawal here today. He informed that Patriotic song, literary and cultural competitions will be held on first day on December 18 between students of Sanskrit, Madarsas, Yoga and disabled children. On the second day December, 19, National Balrang Festival will get underway with national folk dance competitions to be participated by students of 25 states. These include Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Haryana, Bihar, Jammu-Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Assam, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Sikkim, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, New Delhi and West Bengal. First prize winners will be given Rs. 51 thousand, second Rs. 31 thousand, third Rs. 21 thousand and consolation prize winners Rs. 5 thousand each while participation money of Rs. 1000 each will be given with shields and letters of citation.

According to Mr. Agrawal, Scout camp, jungle camp, river crossing, monkey bridge, commando bridge, branch tower etc. will also be displayed during Balrang. Students will give live demonstration of various government schemes under theme of Emerging India.  In Mini India Exhibition on the theme of ‘Unparalleled India’, cultural and historic heritages of 28 states and Union Territories will be displayed. On the last day December 20, students of Bhopal’s schools will present dances, festival will be concluded, prizes distributed and selected best national dances will be presented. Children will savour delicacies of various states in Food Zone.

Lodging facility for children from various states has been provided at Maharashtra Samaj Bhavan, AICUFF Ashram, Shikshak Sadan and guest house of Board of Secondary Education. Lodging arrangements for girl students have been made on Narmada Mandir premises. In the festival, 1000 students from 25 states and 9 divisions and 5000 children of Bhopal will display their talents.