Ministry of Culture organizes summer camp
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Ministry of Culture organizes summer camp

‘Summer Camp’ was organized for children from classes/grades 3 to 9

Ministry of Culture organizes summer camp

Summer vacations are an important aspect of the holistic development of children. It is the time for young minds to explore the world and develop new hobbies. Keeping this in mind, the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Ministry of Culture organized a summer camp from May 21 to June 01, 2022, at Dwarka, New Delhi. The camp was organized under the name, "Indradhanush 2022- Kal Aaj Aur Kal".  A total of 159 students participated in the summer camp which included 49 students from deprived sections of society through Child Fund India. This ‘Summer Camp’ was organized for children from classes/grades 3 to 9.

Each day, a variety of activities were held from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. The camp was organized in collaboration with Itihaas, Routes 2 Roots and Soul Diets Foundation. The camp was also organized at all the CCRT Regional Centres in Udaipur, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Damoh.

During the ten-day camp, the children were exposed to various art and craft skills namely paper mache, bookbinding, tie & dye, cloth doll making, clay toys and pottery. Additionally, the children learnt one special activity during the camp which included singing, theatre, radio anchoring, photography, film making, sculpture, painting, Hindustani music (Vocal), Kathak Dance and Bhangra.

The Siddhi Samaroh (Valedictory function) was held on June 1, 2022, where Dr Hemlata S. Mohan, Chairperson, CCRT was the chief guest.  Rishi Vashist, Director, CCRT delivered the keynote address and Dibakar Das, Deputy Director (Training-Workshop) proposed the vote of thanks.  Collaborative partners Rakesh Gupta and Teena Vachani from Routes 2 Roots, Smita Vats and Indira from Itihaas and Jaspreet Mehta from Soul Diets Foundation were present in the audience. The programme was broadcasted live from Koo App.

The program was put together by students and teachers. An exhibition was also put up on display in the CCRT Art Gallery to showcase the objects and paintings created by the students throughout the summer camp.

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