A cherished festival of literary, creative and performing arts for young audiences, it has been educating, entertaining and inspiring young minds from across India since 2001 in the city of Bhubaneswar. Let your imagination and creative brilliance meet an explosion of color, adventure and fun at the 2019 ANJALI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL.You can enjoy a huge range of workshops, competitions, cultural programs, musical performances and exhibitions.
Anjali for me is a feeling. In my ten years of association with Anjali, I gathered innumerable experiences that made me empathetic towards the issues of the differently-abled and also helped to become a better human being. It gave a lot of opportunities to interact with a number of noted personalities from various fields and thereby learn from them. I also got to garner my leadership skills by working as a coordinator for the festival apart from gathering memories every year which are enough to last a lifetime.
My Dad always told me that “Learning and success is always out of your comfort zone. “ I never understood until I stepped into Swabhiman. Every plea I gave for avoiding a home work, every reason I gave to avoid an assignment seemed so trivial. Life and time seemed more of a responsibility, more meaningful than something you can dare to waste. Anjali came my way as a project. I was told to organize a national level programme from the scratch to finish. I never knew it will mean life to me. I was told I will have to organize this for children with special needs. I was surprised to see these kids! The way they sing, they dance, they draw, they click; how can they be called disabled? There is where I learnt and understood the word ‘DifferentlyAbled” and I admit they are.Abhipsa Mishra