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Mental and physical development must for children’s future: Harivansh

RS Deputy Chairman inaugurates Baal Mela in Sidhgora

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, Nov 12: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh inaugurated the three day Baal Mela at Children’s Park in Sidhgora on Saturday. He was accompanied by his old acquaintance and Jamshedpur East MLA Saryu Roy who has organized the event.

In his inaugural address, Harivansh said the Baal Mela, organized on the theme ‘Swachh Bachpan, Swasth Bachpan’ (Clean Childhood, Healthy Childhood), was the result of a novel initiative undertaken by Roy. He said the Baal Mela was not just an event but the beginning of a campaign to save childhood. “This campaign would give a new direction to the mental and physical development of children and ensure their better tomorrow. The park would prove to be a good source of outdoor activities for children,” said the chief guest.

Roy said the Baal Mela is being organized by the Swarnarekha Kshetra Vikas Trust. He said the physical activities of children had come to a halt during the two years of Covid-19 pandemic. Through this park, an effort has been made to bring the children outdoors and ensure their physical and mental development through various activities, he said.

Several competitions were also organized at the Children’s Park today. Around 2700 children from 84 schools of the district participated in them. The winners were felicitated by Harivansh.

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Puppet show at Children’s Park today

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, Nov 12: Puppet show, the chief attraction of the three-day Baal Mela programme organized at Sidhgora, is going to be organized tomorrow. Swapna Sen of Simple Print Company, Kolkata, who is a famed puppeteer of international repute, will conduct the programme. Groups of 35-40 children would be treated to the exciting puppetry that would last from 60 to 90 minutes per show. There will be breaks of 15-20 minutes between two shows.

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