Children and Youth Festival.
Anjali Asserts SAY YES TO ALL CHILDREN.
Anjali is India’s first and only international children’s festival which aims to bridge gaps for making the society more inclusive and restore fun-filled childhood by showcasing the potential of children with disabilities to mainstream society.
We endeavour to burn bridges by enabling children, disabled or non-disabled children, from all backgrounds and walks of life to discover each other in five days camp. So, what's different about Anjali?
INCULCATE A SENSE OF VOLUNTEERISM.
OF JOYFUL LEARNING.
BRIDGING THE GAPS.
IN PRE & PRIMARY SCHOOL.
INTERACTIVE RATHER THAN BLACK-BOARD TEACHING.
WorkshopsOn Photography, Terracotta and Pottery, Art and Craft, Fine Art, Theatre, Music, Dance, Magic, Science is fun, Cartooning, Know Your Environment, Ventriloquism, Mask Making, Balloon Sculpture, Yoga, Pantomime, and 3D Model etc.
Visit of Mainstream School ChildrenAims at providing young children with the necessary understanding of children with disabilities, their challenges, strengths and capabilities.
Experiencing the challenges of disabilityCertain disabilities are simulated during this exercise, such as blindfolding to simulate total blindness, for the non-disabled people to get an insight.
Inter School CompetitionsFrom science modeling, collage making to quiz; from music to dance, the festival encourages group competitions over solo performances to foster bonding among children.
Hobby DisplayTo encourage creative activities, the festival encourages children to cultivate a bobby.
Festivals of JoyThe celebration of festivals at Anjali goes beyond the frontiers of religious and regional boundaries to bear witness to humanitarian love and the spirit of togetherness.
Evening ParadeParticipants and escorts dress in colorful traditional costumes and jewelry and walk around the camp shouting slogans of “Long Live Anjali", 'Door door se aaye hain-pyar ke geet laye hain" and many more.
Cultural ProgramsThe audience witnesses a riveting presentation of songs, dances and plays in the evenings. Elements like magic shows, game zone, star gazing, meeting celebrities, funny games, cartoons etc. are added every year.
ExhibitionsScientific and cultural exhibitions showcasing talent and culture of different states of India add to the beauty of learning with joy.
Carnival of LoveTaking place annually on the first day of Anjali Festival in Bhubaneshwar, this carnival is seen packed with costume parades, live music, and street performances, and more at one of the biggest events of the year.
Food CourtFood stalls of momos, pastries, traditional odia dishes and many more can be seen serving our visitor’s appetite.
BiscopeIs our tiny film festival where few disability awareness films and feature films are screened and children interact with a few film directors and actors.
Indradhanush (Cultural Extravaganza)Is a mix of all forms of performing arts by artists with disabilities to showcase the capabilities of the artists with disabilities to others and bring them together to promote inclusion in the field of arts.
Atmospheric DesignStudents from local art colleges are challenged to develop art works based on the theme of the year and are sensitized to disability in the process of volunteering.
The only inclusive international children festival in India
ALL THINGS EXCITING.
There are three components to
Anjali, its Camp, Awards, and Scholarships.
For five magical days in November, young participants are engaged and entertained by resource persons, celebrity visitors, hands-on arts activities, movies, games and city tours- devised to delight, challenge and spark imagination.
Anjali recognises, commends and awards the believers, the thinkers, the dreamers and the doers, specifically who have worked for physically and socially challenged. These include Anjali Award for Bravery, Anjali Award for Commitment and Anjali Awards for Service.
These scholarships enable competent students to receive opportunities to help them become economically self-sufficient and independent.
Participants in just of 18 years
from 28 states, UTs. & 15 countries
Dedicated part-time volunteers.