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Kids play garba on song penned by PM

AGE CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published : Oct 14, 2018, 6:27 am IST
Updated : Oct 14, 2018, 6:27 am IST

Garba is Gujarat’s wealth and its proud heritage and tradition, the Prime Minister wrote in his song in Gujarati.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: As various parts of the country celebrates Navratri, a group of visually-impaired girls from Ahmedabad’s Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh institute performed the Garba dance form reflecting the spirit of a song written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi around 25 years ago.

While wishing people on Navratri, the Prime Minister posted a video of the performance by the girls.    

 

“Touched to see this. The spirit of this Garba has been brought to life by these daughters! Hope everyone’s having a blessed Navratri,” Mr Modi tweeted along with a link of the video.    

The dance, which reflects power of women and presented around an image of Goddess Shakti — is commonly performed during Navratri celebrations and on other special occasions.     

Though Garba originated in Gujarat, it has become popular in various parts of the country as well as in countries having sizeable number of Indian diaspora.     

“Garba connects the entire world, gives it abundant joy and unites it with the nature. Garba is Gujarat’s wealth and its proud heritage and tradition,” the Prime Minister wrote in his song in Gujarati.    

 

He wrote — “Garba is Gujarat’s pride and identity... Garba brings happiness to people across the society — rich and poor, and it is a symbol of welfare.    

“Garba is like a flute, Garba is like feather of peacock... Garba is of Gujarat.  

Garba is truth... Garba is mother’s beautiful 'kumkum’ (vermilion)... Garba is power, Garba is devotion,” Mr Modi, who hails from Gujarat, wrote.    

The song penned by Modi was reflected in the performance by the girls from Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh — a school which cares for approximately 200 visually-impaired girls.

It offers lodging and boarding and in-house facilities in Braille education up to Class 7.

 

It also offers further studies up to board level and for Bachelor and Masters degrees, girls attend local schools and colleges meant for sighted students.   

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