Kahaani Day: Nature-Nurture Special tackles wellness and environmental concerns for young audiences

New Delhi: ‘Kahaani Online – celebrates the magic of storytelling in myriad forms, such as puppetry, theatre, music, dance and workshops. Started in 2011, the festival has travelled to cities like Ludhiana, Pune, Mahabaleshwar, Dantewada, Gurgaon, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur and Coimbatore. Presented by Teamwork Arts, Kahaani Online is supported by The Kamini & Vindi Banga Family Trust and Pratham Books in partnership with New Zealand High Commission, Children First, Yuva Ekta Foundation and One World College of Music. The upcoming Kahaani Day: Nature-Nurture Special, scheduled for June 26th, will focus on the themes of Wellness and Environment.

The special episode will feature acts by Indian film director Dilip Shankar, eminent environmentalist Arshinder Kaur, Managing Trustee of the Yuva Ekta Foundation Puneeta Roy and many more.

Sharing his delight in collaborating with Kahaani Online, H. E. Mr David Pine, New Zealand High Commissioner, said, “We are pleased to be part of Kahaani Online’s ‘Nature-Nurture’ special this month. There are rare birds to cherish in both of our countries, and we need to nurture and preserve them for future generations.”

Changing climates and rising ecological concerns have put our ecosystems in a predicament. Critical issues such as plastic pollution consume precious marine life and are toxic to humans and animals as well. With the ‘new normal’ and heightened levels of stress and anxiety among the masses, the need of the hour is to address our mental, physical and emotional well-being and nurture our immediate environment. The June monthly special will feature acts that tackle these concerns and promote collective responsibility, sustainability and conservation apart from nurturing our mind and body wellness. The various segments will celebrate the significant days in the month, from World Environment Day to World Yoga Day and the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

Kahaani Online is like the travelling raconteur that brings together stories from across the globe and celebrates the timeless art of storytelling in its myriad forms. The digital series encourages cognitive learning among children in an interactive format with curated sessions in art, dance, theatre and much more. Kahaani Online features internationally renowned artists, storytellers, and creative workshops involving role-play, theatre, craftwork, and music in a series of curated video sessions, taking its audience on a fun-filled journey to the magical places of enchanted learning.

Kahaani Day: Nature-Nurture Special can be viewed on the official website of the festival. The episode will be live on Saturday, June 26 at 4 pm IST.  To watch the show, the audience will be required to register on www.kahaanifestival.com.

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