A millennium back (don't we make it seem so trivial?), being a Kshatriya kid meant learning of warfare under experienced teachers and training to be a hero. Well, the times they have 'a changed, and today they cram for entrance exams like everyone else (with even the army having its own), but here's an organization that aims to keep at least part of the tradition alive. And so it teaches them war-dance.
The S S K Navbhandhu Cultural Association organizes summer camps for children of the Kshatriya community every year during the school holidays. They hire teachers and train children in dance, music, theater and magic. Today is the valedictory function of this year's camp, and the children who have been through the program will perform Ganesha Vandanam (prayer), Vandemataram (music-cum-dance with children dressed as Kargil soldiers), an Oorjha dance, a snake peacock dance and jugalbandi, a combination of Haryanvi, Karnataka and Orissa dance forms.
A magic show by Pradeep Rangrez and a brief comedy show by Dedh Matwale will follow above program. Chandrasekhar, the Minister for Law, will be the chief guest.
Please contact P Laxman at 474-4263 for further details.