Kathmandu, Jan 18: AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development through cross-cultural internships, and global volunteer exchange experiences. The organization focuses on empowering young people to make a progressive social impact. This is why besides exchanges, AIESEC also organizes various events, seminars, and conferences. Balkalakar 2021- ‘There is an artist in all of you’ is one of them.
Balkalakar 2021- ‘There is an artist in all of you.’ was conducted magnificently on the 16th of January, 2021. This event was presented by Tea Fresho, initiated by AIESEC in Kathmandu, co-sponsored by Six Villa along with KULLABS as our education partner, Pizza Pasal as our restaurant partner, Nebico as our food partner, Karkhana and Kids Publication as our supporting partner, and Yoho Television as our media partner. The event was held at (Firefly) Prisoners Assistance, an organization working on raising the children of inmates.
Balkalakar was an event based on Sustainable Development Goal 10- “Reduced Inequalities.” It successfully brought together kids from privileged and less privileged backgrounds. Firstly, we had a brainstorming session for kids from Karkhana along with an interactive QnA round. Subsequently, we had more than 108 talented girls and boys making art on the theme of “Clean Environment” together in groups by bridging the gap between them so that they could come together and paint for the art competition. This creative competition was followed by a “Talent Round”, where passionate children showcased their unique performances. During these sessions, all the children were provided with different food products from Nebico and Six Villa.
In the end, all the art pieces were exhibited beautifully to value the efforts everyone had made for their artworks. They were evaluated in a blind judging session by Mr.Bal Krishna Gurung who has experience of more than 18 years of in the art sector and his art is well known nationally and internationally. Among all those beautiful artworks, 5 paintings exhibiting extraordinary creativity, teamwork, and artistic expression were chosen as winners and awarded with gift hampers from Nebico.
“The highlight of the day was seeing a little boy with packets of food stuffed inside his sweater and gaily chiming “Aja ta maile ke ke payo!'”, says Ms. Dollie Shah, Vice President of Public Relations and Events at AIESEC in Kathmandu. With lively music, a scenic environment, and creative vibes, the children had a happy and productive day.