Jamshedpur, Nov. 20: After a break of four months [email protected] was back with action. From badminton court, roll ball, basketball, boxing, bicycle stunt and table tennis, people enjoyed, chhau performance, talent shows and dancing. About 8000 people gathered for the fifth edition of [email protected] today.
The CII Young Indians made children about child abuse and the good touch and bad touch on the International Child Rights Day. Jusco on the other hand promoted the idea of waste segregation that it is about to start in the next few months.
There were paintings exhibited by Jamshedpur artists while Chhau dancers performed to entertain the mass. Many children tried their hand in pottery too. Various hotels had put up their food stalls at the festival.
” We are very excited to be a part of the festival. The crowd appreciated us and we loved every moment of it. There were children and mothers specially insisted to click pictures with the huge masks,” said a Purulia chhau artiste from Patamda.
The artistes also came with dhol, a nagada and a mahuri telling people about Jharkhand’s own culture.
The usual busy Bistupur Main Road wore a festive look as people from different walks of life participated in it. The maiden edition of [email protected] was organised on February 21, saw a rousing response with denizens hitting streets on early morning.
[email protected] day is akin to a street festival with goodies which can be indulged in by the whole family. Seeing the involvement of the community in the festival, newer attractions have been added like more entertaining items and games, Trampoline ,Tattoo corner, wall climbing , Chhau mask making, tribal painting.
Together with games, there were rock bands belching Bollywood songs adding to the Sunday euphoria . There were food stalls offering a variety of morning delights including sandwiches, cakes, pastry, green smoothies, etc.
Moreover, tea, puri bhaji, pastries, sandwiches, dosa, dhokla, everything was available in the food corner set up and managed by the Jamshedpur Hoteliers Association.
There were also artists who painted in the festival. There was a talent hunt show, zumba, dance, bicycle stunts practiced individually by youngsters, basketball, boxing and badminton.