EnterpriseTT Correspondent | 25 Feb 2019
The 8th edition of Youth Festival started on February 22, 2019, is organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Department of Art, Culture, and Languages, Delhi Government. The 6-day long festival will continue till February 27, 2019, at Central Park.
This Youth Festival is one such big platform that showcases the rich cultural legacies of our country and more than 1200 artists are participating this year.
The third day of the festival had a line-up of talented artists and organizations. Puran Bhatt will again entertain the audience with their puppet performances on various songs. Later, Salaam Baalak Trust, one of the most trusted NGOs for street children in Delhi, presented a cultural performance for the audience. This was followed by a street play by Mukhauta - The Dramatics Society of Shaheed Rajguru College. The play "The Dark Room" deals with the scenario of the Juvenile homes. It focused on the reasons which lead young children to Juvenile home and also the journey of these homes becoming hell homes. Striking the musical code, Khirkee 17, a hip-hop crew from the South Delhi performed their own composition of rapping along with hip hop & break dance. Their composition was based upon the life scenario, women's safety, political condition and Indian and sub-continent culture.Also, students from Technia Institute of Dance, Music and Fine Arts, Rohini presented a Vocal Ensemble. Nanda Kumar from Kalalayam Sch
ool of Dance and Performing Arts presented a contemporary dance form. Nazaakat, The Indian Dance Society of Gargi College performed Dollukunitha which is a traditional folk dance form of Karnataka often performed by men and sometimes by women of the Shepherd community.
Manipuri Cultural Troupe, Disciples of Sri Mangoljao Singh performed Manipuri DholChollam and stick balance performance. DholCholom is a renowned dance form of the North East Indian State of Manipur. This traditional dance is also known as drum dance. Stick balance is a most popular traditional martial arts form of Manipur, where the artist with the help of two bamboo sticks performs different kind of stick balancing acts movement with acrobatic manners. Later, Amaiza- A melange of Indian Classical dance Styles presented the classical dance form.
The evening was filled with the applause for the performing artists.