Small hands for big change

Small hands for big change

Top countries of the world are busy discussing climate changes and are in the process of trying to cut down emissions. At the same time, a small group of children, between the age group of six and 13, are also trying to do their bit in creating awareness about the conservation of resources on earth.

Around 24 young children from Tooryatrika staged We are the world, which revolved around the theme of environmental awareness. Tooryatrika is the theatre branch of Peepul Tree.

‘We are the world’ was a cocktail of play, skit and puppetry. Young children recited poems, sang songs holding each other’s hands and gave a wonderful performance on the stage without any fear. The show presented how the animal kingdom is being affected by the exploitation of resources by humans. The last leg taught the audience how to deal with e-waste. Children narrated to the audience the methods for discarding e-waste.

Tanvika, a fourth standard student from Vidyaniketan School, says, “I enjoyed acting, singing and dancing on the stage. I was waiting to perform what I have learnt all these days.” The kids took every effort to convey the harm done to the eco-system because of man’s selfish nature and  the technology human beings use. Roopashri Sanjay, the brain behind this entire effort, says, “I did not select children based on any ability to perform, I randomly picked them up and involved them. It was very difficult to give the show a good final shape. A lot of support was provided by family, friends, parents of the children and also my staff. It was a great experience.”

The stage was used magnificently. Good and colourful props were used. Almost every child performed with enthusiasm. Pratul, a fourth standard student from Vidyashilp School, says, “I had lot of fun and was very excited. I loved going to the practice classes.”

The script was written by Roopashri Sanjay. The show was directed by Vidya Vijaysai, Roopashri Sanjay and Maya Jaideep. Part of the proceeds from the event will go to Malleswaram Dyslexia Association.
DHNS

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