Managing fair, donning roles no child's play

Students from different taluks in the district hog the limelight

Managing fair, donning roles no child's play

Jagan Mohan Palace in the city on Wednesday was abuzz with children — both inside and outside the hall. Outside, it was display of children’s creativity, inside fancy dress competition.

Makkala Santhe (Children’s Fair) organised as part of Makkala Dasara (Children’s Dasara) had stalls of all types — selling vegetables, vases and imitation jewellery made of gold-plated flowers and also dolls and gaming arena, all from the stable of government higher primary schools from different taluks in the district.

Raju and Surendra, seventh standard students from Arkerekoppal cluster in K R Nagar taluk, had put on sale farm fresh tomatoes, cauliflower, chilli and also hirekai (ridge gourd).

Barring tomatoes that were priced at Rs 10 per kg, the remaining were sold at Rs 20 per kg. At another corner, a group of four students had put cucumbers on sale.
Imitation jewellery were the costliest at the fair.

The price tag was above Rs 100. For vase it was above Rs 50. The articles available included paintings and others, said a girl student of Kasturba Gandhi Girls Residential School, K R Nagar.

At the gaming arena, a girl was waiting to throw a challenge. If one was lucky, he or she could walk away with Rs 10 in exchange of Re one. A two rupee coin was at the bottom of the water filled bucket. If anybody succeeds in dropping a Re one coin right on the coin inside the water, he could walk away with 10 times the amount.

Another was throwing rings on neatly arranged items ranging from chocolates to biscuits, mehandi packet to comb. If one succeeds in throwing the rings on these items in three chances for Rs 10, he could win them.

Other stalls included an exhibition of different models on varied topics by students. Students of Hunsur taluk had kept models pertaining to the consequences of global warming on display.

Mention must be made of Inspire award winning model on the burning issue — mining — by students of Bhutagalli, T Narsipur taluk. The students of Mysore south and north zones in the city too had displayed various models.

‘Nali-Kali’, the successful concept of education department was also recreated with the help of dolls.

Students wearing a costume made of raw vegetables to resemble a demon, outfit made of plastic sheet and ice cream cups to create awareness against misuse of plastic, among others added glitter to the fancy dress competition.

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