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Tuesday December 11, 2012

Teaching peace and unity

Together: The youths performing a cultural dance that reflects unity. Together: The youths performing a cultural dance that reflects unity.

SOME 100 children displayed their theatrical skills during the recent Children’s Festival event held at Thiruvalar Hall in Port Klang.

Organised by the Klang Baha’i Community, the event was aimed at getting children to relay messages of peace and unity to the 300 or so people who turned up for the event.

Aged between three and 12, the children attended weekly classes organised by the Baha’i, took part in prayer recitals, sketches, song and dance performances under the guidance of their teachers.

Organising chairman R. Anuradha said the teachers had applied a lot of creativity in getting the children to perform for the festival.

He said it helped to bring out the best in both the teachers and children as the performances were unique in nature.

“The teachers had worked very hard to come up with ideas and it is not easy for them to get the children to perform well.

“Each of the performances had some valuable messages for the audience, who were mostly the children’s parents,” she said.

In this way, Anuradha said the children were given the opportunity to put their learning into action in the form of performing arts.

She said the parents had an enjoyable evening watching their children perform on stage with so much confidence.