Bhubaneswar,November 15: The National Children's Festival Anjali will commence at the Advasi Ground here on Saturday with this year’s theme ‘World for All’. The international fest, which will be held from November 14 to 18, will witness participation of 600 children along with 250 escorts.
Around 1100 children from Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha are participating in the five-day event.
Children from neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have taken part in the programme.
Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who inaugurated the festival, said the physically challenged children are seen abled in all fields.
The five-day carnival will feature a series of workshops on art, craft and photography as well as musical programmes by differently abled children.
The inaugural programme was also attended by chief secretary GC Pati, Nalco chairman TK Chand and Ollywood actor Sabyasachi Mishra.