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National Bal Rang begins in Bhopal

National Bal Rang began in Bhopal on Monday. As part of the event state-level dance competitions will take place.

bhopal Updated: Dec 20, 2016 09:40 IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
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Students perform during Balrang at IGRMS in Bhopal on Monday.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

National Bal Rang began in Bhopal on Monday. As part of the event state-level dance competitions will take place.

A large number of people, including students, teachers and guardians were present. The national dance competition will be inaugurated on Tuesday.

The Madhya Pradesh School education department and the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya are jointly organising National Bal Rang.

Children dressed up await their turn during Baalrang 2016, in Bhopal on Monday. ( PTI photo )

On the first day, various cultural and literary state-level activities were held, including competitions for students of schools, madarsas, yoga education.

On the second day, participants from 22 states and union territories including Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Haryana, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Puducherry, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Delhi, Tripura, Sikkim, Manipur, Meghalaya and Madhya Pradesh will present folk dance.

Students perform at the stall of Jharkhand at an exhibition 'Bharat Darshan' during Balrang. ( Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo )

Students from five north eastern states who are participating in the events, brought plants of their region and gifted it Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya as a memento from their states.

A cash prize of Rs 51,000 would be awarded to the team achieving top position while the first runners-up and the second runner-up will receive Rs 31,000 and Rs 21,000 respectively. A consolation prize of Rs 5,000 and a participation prize of Rs 1,000 would also be given along with shields and certificates.

A scout camp to showcase jungle camp, river crossing, monkey bridge, commando bridge, branch tower, ban will also be organized by scout guides of Madhya Pradesh.

The aim of the interstate cultural fest is to promote folk culture of India.

First Published: Dec 20, 2016 09:39 IST