Twenty children from Door Step School participated in "Pune Festival" this year. These children are from Educational Activity Centers at various construction sites from Sus Road area.
The Pune Festival is jointly organized by the people of Pune, Pune Festival Committee, Department of Tourism (Government of India) & Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). On the occasion of Ganeshotsav, Pune Festival provides a good platform for artists and performers to showcase their talents before larger audience.
"Ugavate Taare" (Rising Stars) is a part of Pune Festival, which brings out hidden potential of children from various sections of the society. This year, DSS children performed "Lezim" - a folk dance form from Maharashtra - in Ugavate Taare at Balgandharva Rangamandir on 20th of September 2015. Their performance was excellent and the level of their confidence while moving on the stage was commendable, considering very little time they had to practice for their performance.
Door Step School Coordinator, Swati Shende took special efforts in making this platform available for these children.