GUWAHATI, Sep 1 - Debendra Nath Acharya Foundation, a non-profit organisation working towards imparting quality education and holistic development of children from the underprivileged section of society, in collaboration with Tender Petals, a venture of Inner i Foundation Pvt Ltd, organised the Weaver Birds Carnival 2015, a platform of interaction among children aged 2-14 years on August 30 at the LDBC Park, Zoo Narengi Road here.
The �Educate Her Empower Her� signature campaign for educating every girl child, was an integral part of the carnival.
The carnival was not only an inter-school platform for interaction among children and to showcase their creativity, it also involved parents, thus giving an opportunity to the elders to understand the aspirations of the children.
The carnival started at 9.30 am and ended with a cultural show in the evening. It was a fun-packed daylong programme with competitions like art and quiz for children and for grown-ups on the culture and tradition of North-east India, traditional fancy dress competition, etc.
There were various interactive activities for children related to art and craft, terracotta creation, story telling, water hyacinth processing, handloom, aero modelling, robotic etc.
The initiative was supported by NEDFi. There were stalls with Assamese traditional food. There were also special attractions like exciting quick tarot reading for parents and other interactive programmes.
�The Weaver Birds Carnival 2015 attempted to enable children to explore some areas of the culture and traditions of the north-eastern region. We organised the carnival for the second year as we got overwhelming response last year, from students from almost all the schools of Guwahati� said Vasavi Acharya B, managing director of Inner I Foundation Pvt Ltd. �In fact, we got much positive feedback from people who even said that they looked forward to the carnival next year,� she added.
At the carnival most of the schools of Guwahati, both private and government, participated. The signature campaign saw wide participation from the grown-ups as well as children.
The cultural programme that followed the daylong programme, was attended by many dignitaries including Ratna Ojah. The programme showcased Bihu, Sattriya, Bhaona, songs and programmes performed by the children.
Ratna Ojah, in his speech praised the organisers for organising a carnival for small children with a theme that was so important for the basic understanding of one�s roots and background.