Children have fun at Capitol Kids Carnival in Ranchi on Sunday. Picture by Manik Bose
Ranchi, Dec. 21: The kids carnival at Capitol Hill today had a fair dose of star quotient.
For, among the participants were several little dancers, who had rocked the stage at famous dance show Boogie Woogie. All eyes were on these kids, as they shook a leg to popular numbers.
It was the perfect occasion for the kids to take a break from studies and indulge in some fun at the daylong Capitol Kids Carnival, held to celebrate Christmas.
While some children were accompanied by their mothers, many were bold enough to venture out alone to participate in the events that included games and a magic show. The ambience reverberated with dance beats and loud cheers.
Namrata Sinha, who was crowned Miss Capitol in 2005 and 2006, was one such participant of the Sony channel dance show. “I had reached till semi-finals. The programme offers a great platform to children to showcase their talents and gain fame,” Sinha, who was accompanied by her mother Deepa Sinha, said.
Another participant, Shranyesh Jain, a student of Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, had also been to Boogie Woogie. Jain had also qualified for The Mega Star of India. “I want to become a model and the dance events had given me a fair share of exposure,” Jain said.
The fun moments did not end here. The programme also saw a dance competition being held for mothers. And their moves were no less impressive.
“The carnival presented us a rare opportunity to share the stage along with our children. This serves as a motivation for them.
Today being a Sunday, we had time to unwind ourselves along with the kids,” said a parent, Rupa Sahay.
Around 225 children in the age group of 5-15 years participated in the carnival.
Besides dance competitions, fancy dress and drawing contests were also held.
The theme of the drawing competition was Santa Claus and 72 students had registered. The fancy dress competition had 15 participants.
There were free games stalls — catch the king, ring master, don’t shake hands, hit the rat goal, pocket the coin and break the pyramid.
A sumptuous feast was lined up while Santa Claus distributed gifts.
The registration fee was Rs 200 per child.