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The little ones, some busy with their drawing practice, some preparing for the fashion show, and a few asking their parents to get them their favourite toys, had a gala time at a recent two-day event titled Jack & Jill Kids Expo.

Various talks on tourism, wellness, entertainment along with interactive activities like digital detox and performance of Chhota Bheem, fancy dress show, storytelling, magic show, science show, craft corner served as a treat, not only for the kids but for the whole family. The children sang aloud with their favourite animated characters.

Arpita Kumbar, a student of class 6 tells Metrolife, “It’s a very nice show and I liked it very much. I clicked pictures and played many games. The fashion show was very good and I enjoyed it very much.”

But what drew everyone’s attention were the paintings that were displayed at the entrance. Students as young as 12 years depicted their views on ‘Saving the girl child’ with the help of colours. These thought-provoking paintings were selected through a competition in which over 1,600 students participated.

Jack & Jill was an attempt to make the technology-driven children aware of the various aspects of life that play a key role in developing a child’s personality. Jyoti Mayal, organiser of the event tells Metrolife, “Our endeavour is to expand kids’ creative thinking while offering them and their families a great time full of fun and excitement. Jack & Jill provides them with an opportunity to express themselves, give a peek into their hidden talent, and at the same time, it will give them the time and space to be free spirited to inculcate wellness, fun education, safe and educational tourism right from childhood – the formative years.”

Witnessing a footfall of over 4,000 visitors, Mayal says, “It has been a fun filled first edition of the expo with kids across age groups enjoying the wide variety of activities to the hilt. We are delighted to see such a great response from both the kids and their parents. It was also fascinating to see so many young and inquisitive minds and connect with them under one roof. The entire venue has been brimming with positive energy and we are certain that the next edition will be a bigger success.”

Over 50 exhibitors from tourism, food and beverages, healthcare, toys, entertainment, education, technology, clothing and apparel, hospitality and FMCGs industries, showcased their range of children’s products.

Pushanjali, a resident of Vasant Kunj and a mother of two, says, “I got to know about this expo through one of my friends. He is enjoying a lot here and not only him, even I’m loving the whole set-up.”

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