Music, theatre performance in a perfect ambience
BLUE SKIES, bright sunshine, sun peeking through the clouds and the trees - the lawns of Campion wore a welcome look on this summer morning. The occasion was the grand finale of the HT-PACE Kalakriti Summer Camp on Saturday.india Updated: May 21, 2006 15:02 IST
BLUE SKIES, bright sunshine, sun peeking through the clouds and the trees - the lawns of Campion wore a welcome look on this summer morning. The occasion was the grand finale of the HT-PACE Kalakriti Summer Camp on Saturday.
The windy morning with the sun playing a hide and seek, provided a breathtaking backdrop and a perfect ambience for this occasion, which combined a unique blend of comedy, melody and the creative genius in the child in the most informal manner.
The occasion was momentous as it provided an opportunity to each participant to showcase his innate talents, which had been honed during the 10-day Kalakriti Summer Camp. The camp was designed to foster imaginative thinking and creativity through the performing arts.
Students were exposed to plethora of activities in the camp: The day began with Yoga, with a view to enhance physical fitness, followed by basics of music and theatre wherein the children saw a marked improvement in their stage presentation, voice modulation and projection. The children got the opportunity to see their fantasies come true in the form of soft and cuddly stuffed toys. A sparkle shone in their eyes as they saw their favorite soft toy assuming shape with the help of
their own hands.
Weeklong workshop on cartoon designing by the two renowned cartoonists of Bhopal refined their cartoon designing skills and set the artist in them free. Career orientation session, involving established professionals from various walks of life, expanded the horizons of the summer camp participants when it concerned a career in armed forces, media, hospitality sector and creative writing.
The programme commenced with Yoga exercises followed by solo mimicry performances by the children. The mimicry performances offered amusement and made the atmosphere hilarious and at the same time the children gave expression to a range of human emotions.
A beautiful rendition of a group song “Dharti mein tu hai” and “Kal ho na ho” by the children left the parents spellbound as it won wonderful round of applause.
The programme, conducted by Samarth Singhal and Akanksha Govil, was interspersed with the narration of their experiences during the ten-day camp. Runjhun and Jhilmil Anurag found the camp very rich and informative as it offered a unique creative experience in an exciting and stimulating environment.
Shantam Gupta, a class VII student in Ahmedabad who participated in Kalakriti Summer Camp during stay in Bhopal, said that it was a wonderful experience for him as it provided an opportunity to learn so many things on one platform. Lauding the role of HT PACE, he wished that he could get more such opportunities in future.
The resource persons who provided guidance at the summer camp included Pushpendra Soni (Yoga), Sanjay Sharma (Music), Balendra Singh (Theatre), Bhalu Mondhe & Mujeeb Faruqui (Photography), Hariom Tiwari and Manish Choure (Cartoon designing), Uday Khare (Paper craft), Seema Agrawal (Soft toy making), Manzoor Ehtesham (Creative writing), Azam Husain (Calligraphy), Jacob Thomas and Parveen Qureshi (Public speaking), Iftekhar Alam (Basic etiquettes and table manners), and Abid Khan (Mechanical know-how).
MP Housing Board and MP Tourism Corporation have sponsored HT PACE Kalakriti Summer Camp. Shantam Gupta and Jennifer Jacob proposed vote of thanks.