BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan encouraged school students at the conclusion of their cultural programme, Anugunj, on Tuesday. The chief minister said that it was a medium for children to express their hidden talent. Impressed by the instrumental music performance by the students, the chief minister said that education did not mean cramming, but to hone talents.
Chouhan gave the example of the famous Indian poet, Kalidass. “He was cutting the same branch he was sitting on. There are several such examples where extraordinary talents do commit some silly mistakes, but they shine when they get a chance to do what they like,” said the chief minister.
Chouhan was all praise for the programme, ‘Harmony’, in which dozens of students performed in a music concert which even professionals dare not perform.
Director of the harmony, musician Morris says that many children had slipped into depression during the lockdown imposed due to the corona pandemic. This workshop held by the school education department had helped the children cope with depression, Morris said.
The harmony comprised Western classical, music from Nagaland and Mizoram, Rajasthani folk music, Indian classical music, hard rock and heavy metal.
Fire at event in presence of the CM
A fire broke out around 09.03 pm during an event at which the Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, was present. The incident occurred at Anugunj on Tuesday night. However, the fire was controlled in less than a few minutes.
According to fire brigade officials, crackers were being burst, which led to the fire. The decorative pieces of paper caught fire. Fireman Vikram Singh said as the sparks began to ignite the decorative paper, he used a fire-extinguisher and brought the flames under control.
There was panic among the gathering.