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 2016 ANJALI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL.You can enjoy a huge range of workshops, competitions, cultural programs, musical performances and exhibitions.
SWABHIMAN ! When I think of swabhiman…. It’s a place for me that I call life skill laboratory , a place which has given new dimension to my life. Swabhiman is an adjective for me. It has taught me that I cannot do great things but small things with great love that makes the real difference in our life. Swabhiman came to my life, when I was a student of BJB(A) College. I still remember it was a random day of 2009,Oct at college when one of my friend Somali called me up to go for a meeting at Swabhiman office. Least bother about obvious questions what, why or why not? It’s like Go follow your heart but take your brain with you.I volunteered at Swabhiman as I was touched with an idea of creating an inclusive society. It was not for me, not for you; it was for us. I saw a vision in planning for the success of all.Anjali is a chance for me to do what I love. While at anjali, I am totally engrossed that I didn’t realize I had left home. Since 2009, Anjali is a part of my life. From 18-24yrs, from mini India to International anjali and much more, I have seen anjali growing day by day. With anjali, ageing is beauty.
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