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"Indradhanush - All India Cultural Festival for Children"




1. Cinema Scope : Action & Cut


Cinema-scope: seeing the world the way you want to and portray it accordingly to increase the visual skills writting skills undestanding a frame would be the sole purpose of this workshop . Collaborating amongst themselves And finally creating a short film ,which would be uploaded on ccrt youtube website .Material: Any digital camera ( preferred )easy to handle. Even a high resolution mobile phone camera.

Boishali Sinha is a production designer/Producer in Hindi Film industry, has done films like Rowdy rathore , Gabbar is back , Halkaa etc .She has a bachelors in fine arts from Delhi college of art and further studied arts from Paris college of Fine Arts,France . She has been a receipant of ccrt scholarship and many national &International awards for the same. Presently working as ADO in CCRT.

Santosh Kumar Mishra, having 3 years Diploma in Cinematography from Film & TV Institute of Odisha(BPFTIO). Worked in many International,National & Regional Media Organisations like TV South Asia, Rajyasabha TV,Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism,Tara Music,Odisha TV etc. Presently working as ADO in CCRT. Worked in many music videos ,Dance Reality Shows, Fictions & Documentaries.

2. Odissi Dance of Odisha


Odissi Dance is one of the pre-eminent Classical Dance forms of India which originated in the Temples of the eastern coastal state of Odisha in India. Its theoretical base trace back to Natya Shastra.

Smt. Kabita Mohanty is a serious pursuer of Odissi with fervent dedication, innovation and creativity towards  the dance form . Equipped with an eight year integrated course in odissi and Nrutya Bhusan, Diploma in Odissi under Khairagarh University, Chattisgarh and also holds a degree from Chandigarh University. She is the receipient of many awards and samman like Girnar Festival Award, Girnar Ratna, Braj Kadambari Samman, National Nrutya Shiromani Award, Padmavati Prativa Puraskar. She has choreographed many productions and dance-dramas.

3. Sattriya Dance of Assam


Sattriya dance form was introduced in the 15th century C.E. by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Shrimanta Shankaradeva(1449-1568 C.E.) as a powerful medium for propagation of the Vaishnava Faith. It is a classical dance, follows the authoritative treatise such as Bharatmuni’s Natya Shastra. Sattriya dance tradition is governed by strictly laid down principles in respect of hastamudras, choreographic patterns, footworks, distinctive aharyas, music and a variey of masks.

Dr. Bhabananda Barbayan: Awarded CCRT Scholarship from the year 1985 to 1992.Awarded  Youth Icon of India 2010, Awarded Bismillah Khan Yuva Purushkar by SNA 2012, Performances in 10 major festivals in France and Portugal, Ph.D in Sattriya Dance from R.B. University, Kolkata and visiting faculty in Paris-VIII University and King College of London, UK.

4. Basuri Vadan


One of the most popular and most ancient musical instruments is flute undoubtedly. Today, it's regaining popularity amongst youth because of the versatility and also easy handling.

Pt. Chetan Joshi is internationally celebrated artist from Delhi with almost 37 years of experience, not only in the field of flute playing but also in the multiple fields, such as group singing, music direction, teaching, writing etc. He has guided many of his disciples to perform upto the National level. Decorated with many awards and accolades, he has performed in almost every music festivals in India and also travelled to Japan and South Korea.

5. Folk Dance of South India


Kaikottikali or Thiruvathirakali ,Folk Dance  of Kerala: it is performed by the maidens of Kerala. It is a group dance and is mainly performed on the occasion of Onam and Thiruvathira. Women, both young and old submerge themselves in the spirit of the occasion and dance with perfect ease and grace. It is regarded as an extremely elegant dance form as the lasya or the beauty element predominates.

Smt. Rajeswari Menon commenced her training in Bharata Natyam at the young age of 4 under the ace Guru Ms. Mohini Shanbagh and continued learning under the able guidance of Guru Jayashanker Menon.  She continued her advanced training in Bharata Natyam under the illustrious Guru V.Krishnamoorthy of Kalakshetra fame, whose unique and innovative choreography has encouraged her to create a distinct style of her own after her arangetram at the age of eighteen at the famous Ayyappa Temple at Haridwar, she continued with her stage performances simultaneously and continued with her dance classes under the able tutelage of Guru V.Krishnamoorthy.  Rajeswari has also taken training in Mohiniattam.  Her first guru in this dance form of Mohiniattam is the world famous Mohiniattam exponent Guru Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma.  She further continued her training in Mohiniattam in Delhi under the aegis of Guru Kalamandalam Radha Marar.

6. Aesthetic Photography


It is defined as the art of taking and processing photographs, incorporating the sense of beauty in  this form to make image more pleasing to eyes.

Shri Anil Sharma holds a degree in Mass Communication & Diploma in photography. He has the expertise of photography for more than 30 years, worked as a photo-journalist for 5 years. He has also worked in CCRT from 1998 to 2016, where he did documentation of plastic and performing arts of india.

7. Theater Pathshala (07 to 10 years)


It includes the basics of communication skills through different body language and dialogue delivery. It develops the overall persona of human being though learning of acting, knowing the basics of stage , warming  up your voice and body.

Shri Sunder Lal Chhabra is a renowned artist known for his plays that were directed and acted for children. Some of the plays directed by him are Joota AvishkarWo Kagaz Ki Kashti...Wo Barish Ka Paani and Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja.  He is the founder member of Abhinav Rang Munch (Ballabgarh) and founder member and chair person of Mukhaa Mukham Munch (Ballabgarh). He graduated from National School of Drama, New Delhi. He has conducted and participated in many theatre workshops organized by Mukhaa Mukham Munch (Ballabgarh),  Abhinav Rang (Ballabgarh), N.S.D (New Delhi), Sahitya Kala Parishad and Shriram Art and Culture Center (New Delhi). He has also worked with S.R.C and N.S.D.

Ms. Richa Tiwari is an eminent personality with her eight years of experience in acting. She has worked in many plays including Lok Shakuntal (Abhigyan Shakuntal), Maare Gaye Gulfaam, and Adhe Adhure. She has received best actress award thrice from Delhi University for stage and street play. She also has experience in vocal training, makeup training and direction, and has been an intern for one year under MP School of Drama. At present, she is pursuing Maters in Theatre Arts from University of Hyderabad.

8. Theater School (10+ to 14 years)


It includes the basics of communication skills through different body language and dialogue delivery. It develops the overall persona of human being though learning of acting, knowing the basics of stage , warming  up your voice and body.

Shri Ajay Manchanda is an approved drama artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, acted in many features , serials, plays, directed stage plays “Bure Phanse” and “Aaj ka Natak” on AIR Yuvvani’s Air 19th and 20th Anniversaries. Directed and conducted Summer Theatre Workshops with National School of Drama’s TIE Co.(Sanskar Rang Toli) for about 25 years. Acted in tele- serials Fauzi & Lagan directed by Col. R.K.Kappor

9. Bhangra/Jindwa of Punjab


They are the traditional folk dances of Punjab, performed in group and solo also on the different rituals and festivals of state. Now, these dances have acclaimed the global popularity.

Shri Amrinder singh, a Gold Medalist in Bhangra and Jhummar from Punjabi University, Patiala, working as a Choreographer and Group Leader for North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, Since last 5 years, performed for one month at Global Village, Dubai, have been associated with CCRT also and trained children in workshop organized at Goa.

10. Folk Music and Dance of Haryana


Folk dances of Haryana: Folk dances of Haryana consists of Deepale, Sapera, Ghoomar, Loor, Sawan, Jalwa Pujan, Khoria and Fagun Dance widely practiced in the state on the occasion of different festivals and rituals.

Smt. Lila Saini, an expert in Kathak dance and folk arts of Haryana, worked as a Female artist and Assistant Cultural Officer in Public Relations & Cultural Affairs Department, Theatre Artist since last 30 years. Acted in more than 20 plays having done major & main roles in most of them. Directed so many musical programmes & performed in foreign countries also.

11. Creative Puppetry


It includes the making of puppets for use in some kind of theatrical performance. A puppet is a figure- human, animal or abstract in form which is moved by human and not mechanical, aid. The art of communicating through puppets and dialogue from the back of the stage is called puppetry.

Smt. Bhawna Sharma, Passed B.A (Hons) Journalism, from Delhi University, Masters in Mass Communication from Indraprastha university, diploma course of Creative Writing in English from IGNOU and worked in  Central Institute of Education Technology(C.I.E.T) department under National Council of Education Research and Training(N.C.E.R.T) and  is a puppet expert, conducted workshop at SIEMAT Dehradun ,held a workshop in puppetry for stress management at Gururam Das college, Worked as an puppet expert in the world wide fund in Madhya Pradesh,Puppet manipulator for various programs ( tarang, patron k uttar).

12. Calligraphy


it is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush or other writing instruments. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner.

Shri Devnarayan Rajak, M.Sc in Multimedia & Animation from Punjab Technical University, 2010, M.F.A.(Graphics) from I.K.S.V.V., Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh, has organized exhibitions  and participated in All India Exhibition, South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur in the year 2000 &  2001 also.

13. Radio Anchoring


Radio Anchoring:  this is an activity which will focus on improving the communication skills and use of voice, use of images through voice and dealing with scripts, improvisational techniques, discovering your own styles and voice, relaxation technique and voice culture and modulation etc.

Ms. Shaily Bhashanjaly  has been hosting live radio shows on FM Rainbow India, All India Radio for over 16 years.  Some of the programs hosted are Citylights, Helpline, Dial A Career, Sandesh to Soldiers, Asha Setu, a talk show showcasing the benefits accrued by the schemes such as Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Skill India, Make in India, Swachchata Abhiyan etc, conducted live radio interviews for FM Rainbow, AIR, of important personalities such as the Honourable Union ministers (Railways, Commerce & Industry, Civil Aviation) in the popular program of AIR, ‘JAN SEWA SAMVAAD’ .

14. Maithili Lok Geet


Folk songs sung in the Mithila region of the state of Bihar and has transcended the boundary of state and acclaimed the global feature. The communities sing Maithili lok geet on all the festive occasions and rituals all around the state. Maithil Kokil Vidyapati has contributed to this immensely.

Smt. Mridula Jha, has been a prolific folk and lead singer on Maithili Folk & Vidyapati Songs, All India Radio, Patna, Darbhanga, had been a lead singer in Indo-Russian Cultural Event, Have an experience of singing 250 songs in Maithili, with specialization on Vidaypati .

15. Rajasthani Lok Geet


Folk Music of Rajasthan: Folk music will be consisting of the training in musical instruments like Khartal &Dholak in Jangara Style.

Recipient of CCRT Cultural Talent Search Scholarship in the year 1996, Awarded Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar by SNA, Govt. of India (2005), Graded Artist of AIR, Performed in Jaipur Heritage International Festrival, Jodhpur, Rajsthan International Folk Festival etc.,  in India and abroad like London, Thailand, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Australia, Germany, Russia, Estonia, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Slovakia, Yemen, Stockholm, Srilanka etc.

16. Basics of Contemporary & Nature Paintings



This will consist of knowledge of primary and secondary colors, how to play with them and to draw the real life sketches and landscapes around you.  The contemporary painting talks about the real life which is there around you and how you are going to draw them and present them with the help of colors i.e water or poster colors.

Ms. Anu Arora, Diploma in Art and Craft in the year 2006,  M.A in Fine Arts in the year 2011 from Kurushetra University, Organized National Painters Camp, Lalith Kala Akademi, Kerala, Chitrakala Sadhak Sangam, Art Workshop at Gurugram in the year 2016 and also participated in various exhibitions like 2nd Delhi International Film Festival in which she presented art exhibitions in NDMC, New Delhi.


Nature Painting is the depiction of natural scenery in art. Nature/Landscape paintings may capture Mountains, Valleys, Water-resources, Fields, Forests and may or may not include man-made structures and people. Although paintings from the earliest Ancient and Classical periods included natural scenic elements, landscape as an independent genre did not emerge in the Western traditions until the Renaissance in the 16th Century. In the Eastern traditions, the genre can be traced back to 4th Century in China and 18th Century in India.

Shri Mithun Dutta, Bachelors and Masters in Fine Arts (Painting) from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. Presently working in CCRT as Craft Instructor & Co-ordinator.

17. Creative Writing

Creative Writting is that form of writing which is written with the creativity of mind, fiction writing, poetry writing, creative non-fiction writing and more. The main objective of conducting these classes is to provide the children with an opportunity to express something, whether it be feelings, thoughts or emotions.


Dr. Madhu Pant is a well known Creative Author in the field of Children's literature, Text Books in Hindi for all levels in schoold, educator, communicator and poetess. during her tenure as Director, National Bal Bhawan, she initiated many innovative & creative programmes in the field of Creative Writing such as Bal Shree Project, NAtional Literary Meet, Production of unique Magazine Akkad Bakker, Environment based news letter Sulakshya, etc.


Nupur Awasthi Gaur, an educator, communicator and a story telling expert who is known for her weekend session at the Oxford Book Store, New Delhi. She is a well known Enviornmentalist, associated with "Bookaroo" - festival of children's literature.

18. Folk Dance & Music of Meghalaya



Meghalaya is the home of Traditional Folk Music and Dances. The Folk Dances are associated with their Festivals and Seasons. The tribal dances are social, religious, agricultural, funeral and recreational.

Mrs. Genevieve Khongjee is a leading Folk Classical Singer cum Folk Dancer of Meghalaya. She is a senior fellow of Ministry of Culture, working on Folk Music & Dances of Meghalaya. Receipient of Nritanjali Award 2013 (Assam), MDC Award 2016.


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