Street kids show their talent

It was a joyful day for marginalised children from the streets and slums of the City, as they got a chance to showcase their talents at the birth centenary celebrations of Don Bosco at Bosco Mane on Saturday.

Revanna, who was rescued from the City railway station when he was eight years old by Bosco said, “I was on the streets 13 years ago, but today I am a contributing citizen and in turn, helping similar children in sports. Sports did contribute to my growth, especially to come out of my fears and anxieties.” 

“I began with swimming and then moved to football. Today, along with my studies, I coach schoolchildren in football. I remember dancing on this stage a few years back. Today, I have visited several countries and it all began here," he added. 

The whole day's event put children into a festive mood. John Rohde, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, interacted with the crowd later in the day.

S N Sidharamappa, Superintendent of Police, GRP, distributed identity cards, issued jointly by the Department of Women and Child Development and the police, to the field staff of Bosco who work at the railway station to rescue children from platforms. 

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