A colorful and musical procession of child folk dancers of different Indian states were also organized in Patna from the ‘Kilkari’ Saidpur, Patna to Kargil Chauk, Dak Bunglow Chauraha and returned back. Children from 14 Bal Bhawans from Gujarat, Maharashtra,
Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh,Odisha, Jharkhand , Bihar, Manipur and union territory - Daman and Diu also showcased their dance talents and culture.
“The aim of this children folk dance festival ‘Thumak-Thumak’2013 was to make our children familiar with folk musical dances of other states. This programme was for the first time organised in Patna in the place of ‘Kilkari’ Bal Olympiad. Now every year, we will organise this festival to encourage child folk dancers of different states,” said Jyoti Parihar to this citizen journalist during the programme.
“This is a very nice programme. Children of ‘Kilkari’ are lovely and talented. Patna is a very beautiful city and the people are also gentle,” said K.S.Geetha, Secretary, Rangparbha Children’s Theatre, Thiruvanthpuram (Kerala) to this citizen journalist in Patna.
The musical cultural programme was inaugurated with the lighting of lamp by Justice Samrendra Pratap Singh, Patna High Court. A number of prominent people graced the event as well. Child members of the dance team were honored with beautiful scarf decorated with Mithila Painting, painted by the ‘Kilkari’children.