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Published On: May 27, 2019 02:05 PM NPT By: Republica

Nepali Kids’ Day in London

Nepali Kids’ Day in London

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) London organized its first GUTHI KIDS’ DAY where 23 kids from London, Manchester, Basingstoke and Cambridge enthusiastically participated in four different workshops for traditional Nepali painting story-telling, music and Minecraft 3D modeling. The event was free for kids and attracted 20 parents as well who made the best of the day networking and learning about Guthi’s aspirations and objectives.

As per PPGUK’s press release, the event was organised in ABI College in Acton, London. President of PPPGUK London elaborated on the objectives and structure of the workshops. While PPGUK Founding members Mr Balmukund Prasad Joshi expressed that learning for kids should be in the medium they enjoy, another founding member Mr Arjun Pradhan praised the efforts put in by parents who travelled from all across UK to help their kids gain the traditional skills.

The events were organized in four  different workshops.

In the first workshop on Story-telling, executive member Ms Leung Ping read out the story ‘Twartwar Prasad’ in English which was exclusively written for the event by author Ms Sushma Manandhar. The story taught the kids the value of love and unity for one’s own community. It was also read in Nepalbhasha by culture secretary Ms Pranisha Shakya for an opportunity to the kids to improve their Nepalbhasha listening.

In the second workshop on 3D modeling, kids had hands-on training on Minecraft software. Selected kids demonstrated their skills in Minecraft while others learnt the skills needed for building traditional Nepalese architecture in digital platform. They were also made familiar with programming codes that can help their reasoning and automation techniques through computer software.

In the third workshop on Painting, President Mr Sanyukta Shrestha introduced kids to the traditional Nepalese painting style of Paubha, who were provided with everything required to paint a traditional lotus, the symbol of primordial purity of body, speech, and mind, floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire.

In the fourth and last workshop on Music, General secretary Mr Sandeep Shrestha acquainted the kids with traditional Nepalese tunes like Malashreedhun, a classical tune played in Newar community during the winter season. He also informed thatthe tune has been incorporated into mainstream music as the Dashain dhun. Children played the traditional tune on piano and guitars.

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