Bhubaneswar: Children got a chance to showcase their talent at “Miracle Factor 2019”, a programme under way at Bhanjakala Mandap in Bhubaneswar from Friday with “Get Up & Dance”.
This is a talent hunt event in Odisha and in the last four years the platform has widened and participation increased.
On the first day, as many as 300 children participated in the competitions. The entire event will see 600 children compete in all the contests
Fashion show, rhyme, drawing, dance, fancy dress, storytelling and GK, guitar comp, song competitions were held at the programme.
Children have been participating under three categories in the programme.
In the kids’ category, children till up to Class I participated in the competition. In the sub-junior category, students of Class II to V and in the junior category those in the age group of 10 to 15 years have been participating.
A special attraction at the event is Mom’s Dance, said organiser Punya Priyanka Nayak. She began conducting the event in 2015 to help children showcase their talent. “It began as X-Factor and the name was changed to Miracle Factor in 2016. We began with 100 participants. The number has swelled to 600 this year,” she said.
The winner of the singing competition (senior) will get a chance to record a song with a celebrity singer from Odisha in association with Taal Music.
“Till last year, we had organised recordings with singer Tapu Mishra. Earlier, we had a slot for acting and one of the winners got a chance to act in an Odia serial,” she said.
Registration for the event began from March 15 at Miracle Art Studio at Kedar Gauri Vihar here.
Children from all over Odisha have participated in the competition.