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As colourful as art and craft gets

art-and-culture Updated: Dec 18, 2013 18:52 IST
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With the festive season around the corner, celebrations in the Capital have begun in full swing. Adding to the good old tradition of giving gifts and bringing a smile is the annual handicrafts and cultural festival, the Dastkar Fun Fest, that has on display an array of handicraft products from different parts of the country, NGOs and innovative design entrepreneurs working in handicraft industry.

The 10 day long festival that begins tomorrow will also see cultural performances, interactive workshops and street plays and will surely be an audio visual treat for many.

"The festival is one of the few in the series we are holding every month. This one is special because it a deliberate effort to introduce youngsters to the world of handicrafts and provide them with a platform for fun activities. We are looking forward to a great response as we do for our other festivals," says Laila Tyabji, the organiser of the festival.

The event for the next ten days will see an impressive line up of events that includes magic shows, theater workshop, dummy horse dance from Rajasthan, story-telling , puppet shows, music sessions and folk-art painting. You can also buy handicrafts items that includes toys and games.

On December 25 and 28 there will be a street play performance by the students of Ijaat Group from PGDAV. The play talks about educating the youngsters on public hygiene such as not spitting and urinating in public. Aman Yogesh Kumar, one of the actors from the play says, "The play talks about how it is important for adults to pass on good civic sense to the next generation. We are highlighting civic issues like wastage of electricity and more."