About This Project
Nakshatra is Bhumi’s annual national talent festival in arts and sports for children from orphanages. Over 7,000 children are expected to participate this year.
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- To provide a platform for the children to ‘Dream’, exhibit their talents, get competitive exposure, ‘Discover’ their potential, ‘Dazzle’ in an atmosphere of healthy competition and enrich themselves with much needed perspective about their inherent potentials.
- To improve the self confidence of children, contribute to their holistic development through promotion of extra-curricular activities.
Nakshatra consists of an annual talent festival and the Nakshatra Reach Out programme. Nakshatra Reach Out consists of competitions at children’s homes before Nakshatra and a year-long talent development programme including workshops and structured sessions after that.
The talent festival has an array of competitive activities to ensure that children of all age groups from children’s homes participate and gain immensely from competing against their peers. 50 different competitions in arts – including flower arrangement, pot painting, clay modelling, elocution, dance, song etc and athletic and sporting competitions like sprint, high jump, shot put, volley ball, chess etc are conducted to facilitate maximum talent discovery. The event is peppered with entertainment, games, workshops and a science exhibition to keep the children busy even while they were not competing.
- Two zonal sports events in Chennai in July followed by a grand finale for the winners in February 2018
- Five zonal arts events in Chennai from August to October followed by a grand finale for the winners in November
- Two zonal arts events in Bengaluru from July to August followed by a grand finale for the winners in October
- In New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Tiruchirapalli a one day arts event is scheduled for July-August
Children of classes 3 – 10
- Over 7,000 children are expected to participate in 2017-18
- 5,338 children from 148 homes participated in 2016-17.
- 4,895 children from 141 homes participated in 2015-16. Complete Report
- 6,137 children from 148 homes participated in 2014-15. Complete Report
- 5,920 Children form 113 homes participated in 2013
- 5,581 children from 118 homes benefitted from the programme in 2012.
- 1,688 children from 43 homes across Tamil Nadu participated in 2011. More on: Blog, Photos Day 1 & Day 2
- 915 children from 37 homes benefitted from the programme in 2010. More on: Blog, Souvenir & Photos
- 796 children from 26 homes benefitted from Siragugal ’09. More on: Blog, Souvenir & Photos