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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
14-January-2016 18:13 IST
Colourful Dances to be Performed by School Children on Republic Day – 2016

About 600 boys and girls are taking part in this year’s Republic Day Celebrations with three items from Directorate of Education, Govt. of Delhi and one item from South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur.

160 students of Shiksha Bharti Public School, Dwarka are presenting the colourful dance of ‘Dharti Dhora Ree’ in which there is a description of uniqueness of Rajasthan and the spirit of bravery. The scholars and historians have always praised the land of Rajasthan and its bravery. Whenever there is an urge on country’s honour, dignity and pride, the brave soldiers of Rajasthan always proved themselves, ready for sacrificing their lives in the name of holy soil of their motherland.

Dalkhai is a famous folk dance of Sambalpur and Baragarh districts of Western Odisha. Dalkhai folk dance is mostly performed by tribal young girls and boys of these districts. The word Dalkhai is addressed to the Goddess ‘Dalkhai’ and through this dance young girls pray to the goddess for a suitable and handsome match for themselves. This dance depicts the culture and tradition of tribal girls. 140 girls of combined schools (Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya (SKV) No. 1 and 3 and Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya), Gandhi Nagar, Delhi – 31 will present this dance on Rajpath.

The Songi Mukhawate dance of Maharastra is an integral part of the worship of Devi at the time of Chaitra Purnima. This festival is celebrated after the Holi. This dance is performed while holding sticks in their hands. The message of ‘Victory of Good over Evil’ is given through this dance. 155 boys and girls of South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur will take part in the dance programme.

Over the centuries, the holy Ganga, the elixir of life has nurtured the life in Indian Subcontinent. In this modern era, the sacred Ganga has lost its pristine qualities due to ignorance, greed and industrialisation. 150 boys and girls of Army Public School, Sadar Bazar, Delhi Cantt will present the everlasting sparkle of the National river Ganga through their depiction ‘Nirmal Ganga’.

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