Magic captivates kids

Children from seven slums participate in day-long programme

Actor-director Roopa Iyer interacting with children at ‘Chilipili’ organised by VILD in Mysore on Wednesday.  Institute Founder Dr R Balasubramaniam and manager, Vivekananda Study Centre for India, Dr M S Nagaraja Rao  are seen. DH photo

The performance was taking place at the Children’s Day celebrations ‘Chilipili’ organised by the Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development (VILD) and N R Foundation here on Wednesday.


Apart being magical, the event turned out to be educative as Dinesh explained the scientific reasoning behind every trick that he performed.

Furthermore he informed them that there is nothing called magic, but everything is developed into a trick by using science as a platform.

Several cultural programmes including dance and songs were held to entertain the children. The eye-catching performance came from the visually impaired children whose prayer left the audience spellbound.

Sporting action was also visible as traditional games such as ‘lagori’, ‘Kallu Kuti-Kuti’, Pot breaking, frog and sack races, eating competitions and a minute competitions were held.
Artists from Natana Institute participated in the programme. The special mimicry show attracted the children.

Inaugurating the programme, actor-director Roopa Iyer said that children should strive towards working hard. She advised them that if they aim for great work, then a day would be celebrated in their name just like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

She also suggested that children should learn everything with patience and determination. She observed that humanity is more important than earning money.

Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement Founder Dr R Balasubramanaiam, manager Dr Nagaraja Rao and convenor Pushpalatha were present.

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