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Covid-19 Lockdown: Odisha launches online cultural competition to keep children engaged and motivated

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Odisha has launched an online cultural competition in collaboration with UNICEF to keep the children engaged and entertained at home during the lockdown.

The Odisha government in collaboration with the Unicef has launched an online cultural competition among children to keep them engaged at home during the lockdown period. Many universities have been coming up with different ways to keep the students motivated and focussed during the covid-19 lockdown in our nation. All educational institutes have been closed amid the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus even further in our country.

Children can participate in competitions of painting, writing of slogans, short stories and poems and poster making, winning entries will get certificates, said Odisha government’s COVID spokesman Subroto Bagchi.

The “Mo Prativa” (My talent) programme is for children in the age group of 5 to 18 years. The entries are being invited on two themes: Being at home during lockdown” and “My responsibility as a young citizen during COVID-19”, he said on Thursday.

The competition will be held in three categories: for 5 years to 10 years, 11 years to 16 years and 17 years to 18 years. The children can post their entries between 10 am to 6 pm every day,

Details of the “Mo Prativa” programme can be found in the portals www.sportsodisha.gov.in and www,wcdodisha.gov.in.

The winning entries may be used in information, education and communication (IEC) materials of the state government, Bagchi said.

The nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, 2020 by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, due to the growing coronavirus pandemic. This lockdown was imposed with the intention of ensuring social distancing among the citizens of our country, which will stop the spread of the virus. The lockdown is set to end after April 14, 2020.

Source: India Today

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