FORUM for Street Children held an entertainment
programme for street children at Ravindra
Bharati on Saturday. The form, which is
maintaining a shelter for street children
with about 65 inmates provides them free
food, clothing and vocational training.
In order to provide recreation
to them, the Forum prepared a package of
entertainment, which commenced with a group
song sung by the street children themselves.
This was followed by a
comic playlet, Pandagochidi. The play was
penned by Adivishnu and directed by S.Y.N.
Patro. The latter also etched out the lead
The highlight of the entertainment
package was a magic show by well-known magician
Prof. Samala Venu.
To start with Prof. Venu
performed some routine items and ended with
a thriller the ‘trisection of a human
being’. In this item, Prof. Venu plus
a man in a box, passes two blades of aluminum
through him and pushes the middle section
to a side apparently slicing the body in
three parts. Turning a boy into a girl and
the dancing stick were the other interesting
items. Children were visibly happy.
Uday Bhasker presented
mimicry and ventriloquism and Top Ten, the
orchestra, cam up with some top scores giving
the children a good time.
The programme concluded
with a vote of thanks by Pratap Singh, Secretary
of the forum. It was sponsored by HBL Limited.