Baal Yuva Vibhag is a group within Hindi Manch that focuses on passing our great language “Hindi” to the next generation but in a fun filled way. For many of us living far away from home, this is probably closest to our hearts. We, as parents, know that these are not the times when things can be imposed on kids, but you make it fun and they will be enticed and that’s the primary objective of this group!
One of the biggest events this Vibhag has been organizing is Baal Evam Yuva Manch - a talent show in Hindi for the kids and by the kids. This event has historically engaged 100+ kids from 60+ families. Locality based groups (of 6 to 8 kids each) are formed; these groups then design a skit/group song/short play, basically any item in which kids speak in Hindi. For the skit to be stage ready, these groups meet up regularly for 6 to 8 weeks prior to the event resulting into strong bondage between these kids. As we all know kids learn from each other much more than teachers and parents. As can be extrapolated, this exercise of preparing for the stage performance brings in a sense of community and belongingness in a fun filled way.
Note that this organization involves our teen kids (Yuva) as well. In 2014, for example, MC’ing for the entire Baal Manch event was done by teen-adult duos.
· Preetesh Shrivastava (President, Hindi Manch)
· Suman Garhwal
· Neelam Wali
· Ajay Jaisingh
· Gayatri Aryan
· Baal Evam Yuva Manch: June 5, 2016
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