Kolkata Nakshatra 2019
Nakshatra is Bhumi’s annual national talent festival in arts and sports for children from orphanages
This flagship event has already gained a lot of success in Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Kolkata hosted its first edition of Nakshatra in May 2018 with resounding success benefitting around 400 children from the city's various shelter homes and orphanages
Nakshatra 2019 - will be a bigger event with over 700 children participating and showcasing their different talents .
Nakshatra Story :
Anjali Paswan is a student of class 8 . She lives in the crowded slum area of Bowbazar, Kolkata She is a part of the community centre run by one of the shelter homes in Kolkata While the management at this shelter home strive hard to provide her with food and education, it is difficult for them to take care of her individual passion for dancing . She is a very confident child who loves to learn. She is always full of enthusiasm and keeps looking for an opportunity to showcase her talent. The shelter home, however has their limitations and it is difficult for them to provide her the required platform to put forth her talents .
When Bhumi started working in Anjali's community centre , they realized her potential. Bhumi volunteers recognized her passion and creativity in presenting herself. They enrolled her in Nakshatra, an annual inter-orphanage talent fest.
Anjali Paswan's fire to showcase her talents was fulfilled and the result was extremely impressive. She participated in both group and solo dances at Nakshatra Kolkata and received accolades from all the judges . This was just a beginning , Anjali is passionate about combining classical dance forms with contemporary moves . She wants the world to see what she can do by mixing these two dramatically opposite dance forms .
She will be a part of Nakshatra once again this year - we are looking forward to see what she brings to the stage this time .
About the Event:
Nakshatra aims to provide a platform for the children to ‘Dream’, ‘Discover’ their inherent potential, and 'Dazzle’ in an atmosphere of healthy competition; thus, we contribute to their holistic development through the promotion of extra-curricular activities.
To improve the self-confidence of children, contribute to their holistic development through promotion of extra-curricular activities and extract unexplored talent out of these young souls, Nakshatra provides a platform for children to dream and get the exposure they deserve.
The event has an array of competitive activities and has been a runaway success, providing children from disadvantaged backgrounds with an opportunity to improve their self-confidence and develop their talents and hobbies.
The event is peppered with entertainment, games, workshops and a science exhibition to keep the children busy even while they were not competing.
Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations, mobilizing over 20,000 volunteers in more than 14 cities across India for causes like education, environment, animal and community welfare.
Pledge now for Happiness:
To make Nakshatra a resounding success, each contribution would have a decisive impact. Help our volunteers in mobilizing talent and ensuring that these children have the best time of their lives.
You can sponsor an enriching experience for a child from a shelter home, for as little as Rs.500!
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