Muskaan Hosts Puppetry Show and Interactive Session with Mumbai-based Puppeteer
Muskaan – a joint initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education For All Trust organised a puppetry show followed by an interactive with Puppeteer Shreedevi Sunil who came all the way from Mumbai.
The event took place at the Indian Museum where around 70 children from local NGOs were in attendance. The children were introduced to the art of puppetry and had the opportunity to interact with the guest artist.
The children were introduced to the art of puppetry by Shreedevi, who told them a beautiful story with her puppets. She then went on to interact with each of the children and helped them make puppets from paper.
Shreedevi, who is a well-known puppeteer, said “Puppetry is a wonderful way to engage, express and entertain audiences. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to present this interactive session to the children from Muskaan. “
“Indian Museum, Kolkata being a cultural enterprise and has been engaged in developing its foundations on a broader scale by promoting tangible and intangible heritage of our nation. Indian puppetry is one of the primary forms of traditional entertainment. It was a pleasure collaborating with Muskaan for the marginalised children from various parts of the city with the purpose of promoting and preserving the traditional entertainment and convey a message on moral values”. – Arijit Dutta Choudhury, Director, Indian Museum
The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and interactive session and also loved the accompanying craft activities. They were all treated to lunch after the event.