Sullia: More than two thousand children thronged the Green Valley School from primary and high schools across Sullia taluk to take part in Children’s Day programme. Cultural, sports and art events were held to mark the celebration and the sterling on-stage performances by children left the audience spell bound.
All children sang songs, danced to different tunes, laughed and smiled and the joy on their bubbly faces conveyed the euphoria associated with the occasion. Cultural events, exhibition, health and food melas, workshops and various competitions were held to give children an opportunity to display their individual and collective talent. Troupes from different academies, local art groups too performed during the day.
Information on innovations in the field of agriculture and engineering was given in the exhibition arena. Antique articles, traditional items too were on display to allow children to have a glimpse of the past. Health checks and folk performances were included in the list of the day’s events.
It was not an usual children’s day programme commemorating India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday but a window of opportunity for children to know their rights.
Children born on November 14 were the happiest lot in the crowd as their birthday was celebrated in union.
In Sullia, this celebration was the first of its kind and it enthralled the entire audience.
Inaugurating the programme, Dr. K V Chidananda, President, Academy of Liberal Education called upon the children to develop creative and explorative mindset and strive to grow in that direction. He exhorted the parents and teachers to inculcate scientific temper among. Children should be provided good food and care to prevent them from cultivating bad habits, he opined.
City Municipal Council President Sheelavathi Madhava, KVG Engineering College Principal Dr. N A Jnanesh, Range Forest Officer Prashanth Kumar Rai, Green View Institutions President Ismail and other dignitaries from the taluk were present on the occasion.
The Children’s Day programme was jointly organised by various academies, organisations and educational institutions of the taluk where the best performers were given away awards in recognition of their talent.