Specially abled kids to enact 'The Jungle Book'

Specially abled kids to enact 'The Jungle Book'

Specially abled children from various schools practice dance drama 'The Jungle Book', an event organised by Chirantana Trust, an NGO, in the city.

In a unique initiative, specially-abled children will perform a dance drama on ‘The Jungle Book’ on December 16.

Many children with special needs will be a part of this unique programme organised on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Chirantana Trust, an NGO involved with providing skill-based training for disabled children in the city.

The children will enact Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’, which has also earned Disney’s fame through the movie. The event is aimed to create awareness about mental health wellness.

Rachana Prasad, the founder-director of the trust, said: “Among 70 children, 48 of them are specially abled who will enact major roles in the play."

"For three years, we have been adopting a lot of techniques from theatre to train children with special needs. Jungle Book is a story with which the children can easily associate themselves,” she added.

Chirantana Trust is also collaborating with RV Group of Institutions and noted Kannada actor Sihi Kahi Chandru and Annamalai K, DCP (South) and with the city police for the programme.

The event will be held at RV Dental college auditorium, JP Nagar 1st Phase on December 16, from 6 pm onwards.