KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Advertized as ‘a complete children fair’, Kids Jamboree has a wide range of events aimed at children. The fair starts from February 15 at the Jawlakhel Football Ground and lasts for four days, ending on February 18. Starting each day at 11 am, the fair is free for all students and will close at 6pm.
While the fair’s target audience is primary level to class 10 students, Kids Jamboree has something for everyone and also invites students of higher levels to join in the fun. Children will be guaranteed to enjoy the four day festival with many fun activities designed for them. They can choose to participate in the art competition, face painting event, and even have fun during the fashion show.
The main attraction of the fair is the multimedia controlled solar system. This can be enjoyed by children and adults, students and teachers. The 25 minutes long program will take the audience through the galaxy.
From L-R: Suresh Shrestha, managing director of Flow Media, Sashi Khadka, CEO of Rise Global, Bikash Bastola, managing director of Bibhusi International and Sushil Rawat, managing director of Capital FM.
Sponsoring the fair is Bibhusi International and expressing the company’s good intentions, Bikash Bastola, Managing Director, said, “It’s a good platform for us to be able to interact directly with our customers in the exhibition and get feedbacks.”
Every child is special’ Sashi Khadka, CEO, Rise Global and Program Director of Kids Jamboree, talks about the upcoming fair and its many events. From a puja on the first day, to a fashion show, observing the solar system and going live on air, it’s exciting events are guaranteed to make the four days of the fair very memorable for the children.
Where did the idea for a fair dedicated to children take shape?
Every child is special, and deserves love and attention. However, with the increasing pressures of today, parents haven’t been able to lavish as much attention on their children as they would like to. So this is an attempt to connect and give families time together.
We were a team of 15 people and we worked for three months to research, plan and execute Kids Jamboree. Our plan is to continue this and hold one Kids Jamboree each year. Our objective is to make sure that children are not only having fun but learning something along the way.
So what have you lined up for the visitors?
Our inauguration day is the day the nation worships the Goddess of knowledge, Saraswati. We are conducting a puja to start off the festival. Some of the interesting things we have lined up are Kids Jamboree FM, Little Fashion Parade, Chillar Party, and the multimedia powered solar system. The Kids Jamboree FM, in association with Capital FM, will be going live and this will give children the chance to host their own programs. We have brought in some famous personalities who will be talking about their childhood and children will get the chance to be the host. The Chillar Party is a platform for every child with every kind of talent. Even if a child can whistle, he will be given the chance to go up on stage and do it.
We will also have food stalls and shopping opportunities during the fair.
Since the fair is titled ‘Kids Jamboree’, what are the things of interest you have for the slightly older student crowd?
There is, of course, the multimedia powered solar system presentation which will be interesting for everyone. It’s the first time something like this is happening and we’re sure that everyone from young children to adults will enjoy it. There is also a book stall which should interest the higher level of students