Health Desk-26 Oct, 2019: It was a joyous day for thousands of children, participating in the first day of “Evaly-Kids Time Fair 2019” on Bangladesh Shishu Academy premises in the capital on Friday.
Right when the fair gate opened at 10am, excited young ones entered the venue, and celebrated their creativity, passion for making new things and outdoor play at the daylong fair.
“Today’s children are tomorrow’s future; so the most important thing to keep in perspective are the children of today’s society, and that is why this fair has been organised to develop their future skills,” said Waliullah Bhuiyan, CEO of Light of Hope, a nonprofit that organised the event.
The weekend brought an opportunity for children to engage in creative activities like crafting, creative design, art, puppet making and gaming -- activities they do not get a chance to participate in often.
There were two separate activity zones for children -- one junior section for children aged between three to six years, and a senior section for seven and above.
With children involved in creative activities at the zones, some instructors appointed by the organisers also worked with them to draw pictures, make puppets, doodle and host their own puppet show.
Besides the engaging activities for children, there were stalls from Goofi, Babuland, Yoda, Ikrimikri, Styline, Mayurpangkhi and Batterylow. They brought a range of products and experiences for both children and parents.
Besides parents, teachers of various schools also visited the two-day long fair with their students.
“Over 10,000 children visited the fair on the first day. I think the day is a true celebration of a child’s genius, imagination and creativity,” said one of the organisers Ahmadul Ameen, assistant manager of Light of Hope. He stressed on organising such fairs at others parts of the country.
According to organisers, the event will continue till 5pm starting from 10am Friday,