Bhubaneswar: Around 6,900 participants from Australia, Nepal and, Afghanistan and 14 States of the country and 30 districts and eight NGOs of Odisha would participate in the 16th Anjali National Children’s Festival beginning today.
The five-day programme is being celebrated this year with the theme ‘Superheroes’ at the Adivasi Ground here. Governor Dr SC Jamir would inaugurate the festival.
A science model exhibitions and sand art would be organised.
Celebrated annually, Anjali is a one-of-a-kind festival, which turns the spotlight on the creative impulse of young minds. This year, the festival is being presented as zero-waste festival with three components, i.e, awareness, source segregation and e-sculpture, part of the clean e-Bhubaneswar initiative by sculptor Veejayant Dash.
The festival would have a blend of musical and dance performances, engrossing workshops, film screenings, gaming, joy rides, magic shows, sightseeing and other activities to inspire the imagination of children.
Chief executive of event-sponsor Swabhiman, Dr Sruti Mohapatra said 1,200 students will participate in the Biscope to be held at Bhanjakala Mandap during the fest.

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